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How to: Key tenets that will enable nonprofits to successfully manage an endowment

John P. (Jack) Moore |

For some not-for-profit institutions, an endowment can serve as a rainy day fund. For others, it might be their life blood for survival. Endowments serve each institution in a unique...

How to: Evaluate a consulting proposal and make a hiring decision

Steve Musica |

Q: I just received a proposal for consulting services. How should I evaluate the proposal and make a hiring decision?

How to: Make social media part of your networking strategy

Nancy Marshall |

Some believe social media is ruining our personal relationships. I believe the opposite. Thanks to Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms, we are able to...

How to: Deal with grief in the workplace

Carol Schoneberg |

Grief in the workplace is unavoidable. Whether it's the approaching or sudden death of an employee, or the death of an employee's loved one, the impact will be felt throughout the...

Secure a non-bank SBA 7(a) loan

Rob Wilson |

Every week at CEI 7(a) Financing LLC, known as C7a, a wide variety of small business loan applications arrive on our desks. Most would present challenges to conventional lenders, but...

What should I do before hiring my first employee?

Priscilla Hansen-Mahoney, Blazing Trails Coaching |

Hiring your first employee can be greatly rewarding if done correctly, but it pays to take the time to do due diligence, set expectations and share your vision and business mission with your new...

Leverage your options

Justin Lamontagne |

Good or bad, there is no denying that in today's fast-paced, short attention span society, we have a lot of options. Options for television shows. Options for news sources. Options for...

Do a 7-step cyber health checkup

Daniel Mitchell and Michael Bosse |

Cyber security is top of mind in businesses of all sizes. As lawyers practicing in the data privacy and cyber security areas throughout Maine and New England, we thought it would be...

Develop a workforce from an early age

Katy Nicketakis |

Schools serve an increasingly large role in society. It's no longer just reading, writing and arithmetic.

How do I write a proposal?


Q: I'm in charge of human resources at a growing company that wants to formalize recruiting procedures. The CEO and the board told me to write a proposal, but I'm...