Archives for Doing Business

Doing Business 9/2/10 (Final Show)

Producer/Host: Jane Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: What I Wish I Knew then That I Know Now

Guests:

Fritz Lyon, owner, TW Communications/LEO Marketing Partners
49 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915; 207.338.6218
Cathy Roberts, President; Pieceworks, Inc.
PO Box 133, Liberty ME 04949; (207) 322-8943;
Chris Roberts, owner,  Barkwheats Dog Biscuits
PO Box 194, Stockton Springs, ME  04981; 207-449-1214

Doing Business 8/5/10

Producer/Host: Jane Haskell
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Topic:   Community’s Develop with Small Businesses
How can a group of citizens or town officials get a clear direction from citizens with regard to which industry and biz they want to create wealth in their community  and that they are willing to support?   How does a community intersect with the State who is trying to attract businesses and find a match?  How does it not just get a business forced on it to fill a hole?
How do chambers of commerce play in this game?  How do/can they think about how they are serving the development of the region?  How do regions go about attracting the small businesses as well as the LLBean’s, Fairchild Semiconductor, LNGs etc?  How does the region create the image, of its current and future business climate?  How does it convince its citizenry that this IS the direction?
Guests:
Brian S Hodges, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic & Community Development, 59 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0059 (207) 624-9804  Brian.Hodges@maine.gov
Jeff Ackerman, Small Business Coordinator, Washington Hancock Community Agency, P.O. Box 299, 248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605; 207-664-2424 Ext #4470; jackerman@whcacap.org

Doing Business 6/3/10

Producer/Host: Jane Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Financing your business – traditionally & alternatively

Guests:

Jeffrey Dalrymple, Vice President, Machias Savings Bank93 High Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605; 1-800-339-3347 ext 3607 JDalrymple@machiassavings.com; www.machiassavings.com

Chris Roberts, owner, Barkwheats Dog Biscuits PO Box 194, Stockton Springs, ME 04981; (207) 449-1214   mainedog@barkwheats.com; www.barkwheats.com

Keith Small, Director, Down East Business Alliance a division of WHCA248 Bucksport RD, PO Box 299, Ellsworth, ME  04605; 207-664-2424 ext 4453ksmall@whcacap.org; www.downeastbiz.org

Doing Business 5/6/10

Producer/Host: Jane Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Effective Networking

What does ‘networking’ mean to you in your business?  Which came first – the business or the skill to network?  Of what importance is making connections with others in your industry or those related to it?

Guests:

John Burgess, President/Owner, Camden Hills Realty
1315 Atlantic Highway, Northport, ME 04849; 207-338-0009
Carol E. Colson, Senior Vice President
Director of Community Relations and Communication Bangor Savings Bank
99 Franklin Street, P.O. Box 930, Bangor, ME 04402-0930; 800-432-1591 or 990-6465
Nancy Lubin, owner, Coach Associates
13 Trim St, Camden, ME  04843; 207-236-4069

Doing Business 4/1/10

Producer/Host: Jane E. Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Is social media for my business?
What is social media?  How does social media help you with your business?  How does social media help you with your business?
Guests:
Janyce Boynton , owner, Sojourn Quilts
208 Maple St, Apt 2, Bangor ME 04401; (207) 990-1571
Eric Bryant, co-owner, Core Zero Creative, Inc.
PO Box 1326, Auburn ME  04211-1326; (207) 212-2432
Christy Hemenway, owner, Gold Star Honeybees
PO Box 1061, Bath ME 04530; (207) 449-1121

Doing Business 3/4/10

Producer/Host: Jane Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Market Surveys and More!
Guests:
Clem Blakney, owner, Unity Winery, 317 Albion RD, Unity ME  04988; 207-948-7777;  cblakeny@speakeasy.net;  www.unitywinery.com
Harold Daniel, Ph.D., Director, Center for Tourism Research and Outreach, Associate Professor, Marketing, The University of Maine Business School, 5723 Corbett Business Building, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5723, (207) 581-1933; hdaniel@maine.edu; www.umaine.edu/business/  ; http://www.umaine.edu/centro/
Amy Grant, co-owner, Good Karma Farm & Spinning Company
67A Perkins Rd, Belfast ME 04915; (207) 322-0170
Resources:
Virtual Resource Library – click on marketing and market research extension.umaine.edu/hbbsite/html/research.htm

Market Surveys and More!

Guests:
Clem Blakney, owner, Unity Winery317 Albion RD, Unity ME  04988; 207-948-7777cblakeny@speakeasy.net; www.unitywinery.com
Harold Daniel, Ph.D., Director, Center for Tourism Research and OutreachAssociate Professor, Marketing, The University of Maine Business School5723 Corbett Business Building, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5723(207) 581-1933; hdaniel@maine.edu; www.umaine.edu/business/http://www.umaine.edu/centro/
Amy Grant, co-owner, Good Karma Farm & Spinning Company67A Perkins Rd, Belfast ME 04915; (207) 322-0170jim@karmayarn.com; www.karmayarn.com

Resources:
Virtual Resource Library – click on marketing and market research extension.umaine.edu/hbbsite/html/research.htm

Doing Business 2/04/10

Producer/Host: Jane Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: How Do I Really Do Market Research?

What are some of the issues people need to think about as they consider marketing their business?
How do these issues roll into the basic concept of what marketing is?
How do people take the concept of marketing to become an action?  Or is there basic strategy that applies to just about every business – small, very small or even medium sized?

Guests:

Stephen Fadel, Business Reference Librarian,  University of Maine, 5729 Fogler Library, Orono ME  04469-5729  207-581-3610; Stephen.fadel@umit.maine.

Christy Hemenway, owner, Gold Star Honeybees, PO Box 1061, Bath ME  04530; 207-449-1121   Christy@goldstarhoneybees.com; www.goldstarhoneybees.com

Janyce Boynton , owner, Sojourn Quilts, 208 Maple ST, Apt 2, Bangor ME  04401; 207-990-1571sojournquilts@myfairpoint.net; www.sojournquilts.etsy.com

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Doing Business 1/7/10

Producer/Host: Jane Haskell

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: “What is market research?”

Guests: James McConnon, Business and Economics Specialist at UMaine Cooperative Extension; Craig R. Olson, owner of Artisan Books & Bindery in Islesboro; and Chris Roberts, owner of Barkwheats Dog Biscuits in Stockton Springs

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