Archives for Doing Business

Doing Business 4/02/09

Producer/Host: Jane E Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Topic: Your Media Kit

What is the difference between advertising and public relations.
Why did you develop your media kit? Who helped you? What is in your media kit? Did you get help? What does your media kit look like? Who do you use it with or where?

Guests:
Mary Hauprich, co-owner, FryerFighter™, Inc.
PO Box 321, Islesboro, ME 04848; 207.734.0996
mary@fryerfighter.com; fryerfighter.com/

Lynda Hooper, owner, Mainely Advertising & Design
34 E Main St., Searsport ME 04974; 207-322-1358
Lynda.hooper@gmail.com; www.MainelyAdvertising.com

Fritz Lyon, owner, TW Communications/LEO Marketing Partners
49 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915; 207.338.6218
fritzlyon@myfairpoint.net

Tim Shown, President, Fiddlehead Wood Arts
730 West Main ST, Monroe, ME 04951; 207-525-4566;
tshown@fiddleheadwoodarts.com; www.fiddleheadwoodarts.com

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Doing Business 3/05/09

Producer/Host: Jane E. Haskell
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Lessons Learned: First Two to Three Years in Business

Guests:
Martha A. Eastman, RN, PhD, owner, Pro-Elder Consulting, LLC
PO Box 1122, Bangor, Maine 04402-1122; Tel. 207-944-2523; Fax 207-942-4311; meastman@pro-elder.com; www.pro-elder.com

Kathy Goldner, Publisher, Knitting Out Loud
111 Middle St., Stockton Springs, ME 04981; 207-322-7227
kathy@knittingoutloud.com; www.knittingoutloud.com

Mary Anne Kinney, Owners, Kinney’s Maine Maple Confections
39 Maple Lane, Knox, ME 04986; 207-568-3683
maryanne@mapleconfections.com; www.mapleconfections.com

Brian Hauprich, co-owner, FryerFighter™, Inc.
PO Box 321, Islesboro, ME 04848; 207.734.0996
brian@fryerfighter.com; fryerfighter.com/

Doing Business 2/05/09

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

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Businesses using non-timber forest products

Guests:
David Fuller, Agriculture & Natural Resources Professional
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 147 Farmington Falls Rd., Office 2,
Farmington, ME 04938; 1-207-778-4650; dfuller@umext.maine.edu

Dan Heydon, owner, Oyster Creek Mushroom Company
61 Standpipe Rd., Damariscotta, ME 04543; Phone/Fax 207-563-1076
mushroom@lincoln.midcoast.com; www.oystercreekmushroom.com

Wini Noyes, owner, Boxcraft
81 Webb Rd, Thorndike, ME  04986; 207-568-3162
boxcraft@uninets.net

Doing Business 12/04/08

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

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic:  It’s Tax Time

Schedule C – guide to avoid tax issues.  What makes someone “self-employed”? Is it the same as a sole proprietor?  Does a self-employed business owner need an identification number in order to be recognized by the IRS as a business?  How does someone get one? Is there a way to do this electronically?  When must businesses file tax returns? What tax forms do sole proprietors fill out?  How long should a business keep their records?  Why is it important to keep good records?  What are requirements for being a home-based business?  what are requirements for using a part of your home for business?  Tax Gap: seems to imply that people were avoiding paying taxes. [see resources on www.umext.maine.edu/Waldo/business/ click on Doing Business]

GUEST: Shawn Savage, Senior Stakeholder Liaison Communications, Liaison and Disclosure/IRS,68 Sewall Street, Augusta, ME 04330, 1-888-351-5223, Shawn.S.Savage@irs.gov

EarthSense 11/26/08

Producer/Host: Phil Bailey

Topic: Remember the Depression

Doing Business 11/6/08

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

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: The Costs of Buying Locally

Why start your own business and market a Maine product?  What are the direct costs are that are associated with buying locally?  What are some of the “costs” associated with inexpensive foods or products (that are not local)?  How does this all connect with the thought that if you use $1 locally it rolls over 7 times in the local economy?

Guests:

Constance & Keith Bodine, co-owners and Madeleine Bodine, Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery,  347 Carroll RD, Union ME  04862; 207-785-3024; keith@sweetgrasswinery.comwww.sweetgrasswinery.com

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

Paula Roberts, co-owner,  Meadowsweet Farm, 105 Stevens Road, Swanville ME 04915; (207) 338-1265; meadowsweet@207me.com

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Doing Business 10/02/08

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

Topic: Buy Locally

How do you/your business align with buy local endeavors? How do you collaborate with the community in which you are located? How does buy local enter into your business management practices and plan?
How does buying locally increase sales and reduce your expenses, thus increasing profits?
How did – or did – this local effort help you find your niche? How does buying locally open pathways to local, state, and federal small business resources?

Guests:

Keith Bodine, co-owner, Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery
347 Carroll RD, Union ME 04862; 207-785-3024;
keith@sweetgrasswinery.com; www.sweetgrasswinery.com

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

Will Hopkins, Executive Director, Cobscook Bay Resource Center
4 Favor Street, Eastport, Maine 04631; (207) 853-6607 Fax: 207 853-0688
cobscook@verizon.net
www.cobscook.org

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Doing Business 9/04/08

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

Topic: What Is an Incubator without Walls Marketplace?

The history of incubators in Maine.   How many incubators are there in Maine?  How do incubators collaborate with the community in which they are located?

TODAY’S GUESTS:
Jim LaBrie, Owner, LaBrie Small Craft
213 Mills RD, Exeter, ME  04435; 207-570-2300; info@labriesmallcraft.com; www.labriesmallcraft.com
James L. Macomber, Microenterprise Consultant for Incubator Without Walls and
MaineStream Finance (A Community Development Financial Institution, A Penquis CAP Company), Address. 207-564-7116; jmacomber@penquis.orgwww.mainestreamfinance.org
Tim Shown, President, Fiddlehead Wood Arts
730 West Main ST, Monroe, ME  04951;   207-525-4566;
tshown@fiddleheadwoodarts.com; www.fiddleheadwoodarts.com

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Resources:
·    Macomber is Maine and New England SBA Business Champion www.penquis.org/news
·    Penquis County Economic Development Council www.pcedc.org/helpfullinks.html
·    Washington Hancock Community Action Program – Downeast Business Alliance www.Penquis    CAPcap.org/small-biz.html