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

Sterling Kozlowski |

Eighty percent of Maine's businesses are family-owned. When asked who will take over the family business when the current owner retires, 88% of owners believe their children or family...

How to: Create the perfect brand message in 5 simple steps

Alexandra Heseltine |

We all know a logo design is only a small part of branding. What's critical to a successful branding strategy is defining the brand message. A brand message should answer the question in...

How to: Evaluate an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Bill Haskell |

As business owners consider transition and liquidity options, there are typically three choices: sell to a strategic buyer, a financial buyer or an employee-management group.

How to: Comply with Department of Labor's 7 rules for internships

Dawn Harmon |

Internships: To pay or not to pay? As summer approaches, employers across the state will begin to receive resumes from students seeking practical work experience through internships.

How To: Stop the exodus of promising young leaders from Maine?

Jim Bouchard |

The most honest answer I can give you on how to stop the flow of young people out of Maine is you can't. Young people by nature have more of a yearning for adventure. They want to get out...

How To: Broach the tough topic of 'money' with your life partner

Andrew Silsby |

As a banker, I believe there's no bad time to chat about your family finances with your significant other.

Make IT investments that improve your business

John Sterling |

IT strategy is becoming increasingly important, and the new year is a good time to revisit the key components of your strategy. Your technology should make your business better, whether...

How to: Handshake, or a hug? How do you decide which is appropriate in the workplace?

Nancy Marshall |

We're reading every day about harassment in the workplace and #metoo. You may be wondering how to apply that to your company and workplace.

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