June 11, 2018

On the cover

Cultivator program prepares startup companies for second-level growth

Ryan Wilson was working for a farm and doing deliveries to restaurants, when he started asking chefs what they wanted...

features

A touch of nature: Plantwerks creates a living wall at UNE's Biddeford campus

Plantwerks, an interior landscaping company in business for 34 years, adds a touch of nature to corporate office...

Tips on how to get employees to finish their assignments on time

Q: How can we get our people to finish assignments and other tasks on time? They make...

This edition's focus

Retailers in Kennebec Valley 'making lemonade' out of disruptive road projects

Belgrade Lakes business owners Diane Oliver and Liz Fontaine were against a major upgrade to the village's Main...

Maine's immigrant entrepreneurs making their mark as they launch, and grow, small businesses

At Cafe Whoopies in South Portland, Rwanda Bean Co. co-founder Mike Mwenedata is all smiles, welcoming customers...

Grand Rounds, a San Francisco-based startup, is staffing up in Lewiston

A year after opening its East Coast office in Lewiston, Grand Rounds is adding staff to help Maine companies trim health care...

Columns

How to: Plan for succession in a family-owned business

By Sterling Kozlowski
Eighty percent of Maine's businesses are family-owned.

WEX and IDEXX bring home the bacon for their investors

By Peter Van Allen
When WEX Inc. announced that it had signed a fleet-card...