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The Mainebiz Small Business Forum 2024

When

Wednesday, August 07, 2024 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am

Where

Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown
5 Park Street
Freeport, Maine 04032

$50.00 Register

The Mainebiz Small Business Forum 2024

A panel of small business owners and entrepreneurs explores a variety of challenges facing small businesses and startups. Panelists will provide their experience and expertise to help companies work through and solve complex issues.

This year's Topic

Unlocking Success: Navigating the Top Concerns for Small Businesses

Are you losing sleep over the key challenges facing your small business? Join us for an insightful event where we tackle the top 5 issues that keep entrepreneurs up at night.

1. Scaling Your Business: Learn strategies for maintaining quality while expanding your operations, optimizing product placement, and ensuring sustainable growth.

2. Tech Trends & AI: Stay ahead of the curve with insights into the latest technological advancements, particularly in Artificial Intelligence, and how they can revolutionize your business.

3. Automation & Customer Engagement: Explore the delicate balance between automation and maintaining a personalized customer experience. We will discuss how to leverage automation tools without losing the human touch.

4. HR Innovations: Dive into modern HR practices, including the importance of childcare benefits, redefining sick leave to include mental health support, and navigating the Family Leave Act.

5. Workforce Challenges: Address the rising costs associated with staffing, including increasing salaries and benefits expenses, and strategies for recruitment and retention in Maine's competitive labor market.

Plus, gain valuable insights into the future of hybrid and in-person office layouts, economic forecasts, cybersecurity measures, the cost of financing, and regulatory compliance.

Don't miss this opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge and strategies needed to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape. Reserve your spot now and take the first step toward securing a brighter future for your business.

Panelists

  • Dottie Chalmers
    Chalmers Insurance, CEO
  • Ben Davis
    OpBox, Co-founder
  • Matt McGrath
    Systems Engineering, CEO
  • Matthew O’Malia
    TimberHP, Co-Founder & VP

Moderator

  • Diane L. Sturgeon
    District Director, Maine District Office Office of Field Operations U.S. Small Business Administration
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