Archives for Doing Business

Doing Business 10/05/06

Host: Jane E Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Transforming How We Work with Money

Anne Eaton, owner, Balanced Books 1054 Cape Jellison RD, Stockton Springs ME 04981 207-67-4156;

Frank Lehman, owner, Peregrine Tax Services 117 High ST., Belfast ME 04915 207-338-0932, 207-338-3986 (fax);

What does ‘transforming how we work with money’ mean to you in your business?

How does transforming how you work with money manifest itself in your vision for your business?

Doing Business 09/07/06

Host: Jane Haskell, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Topic: How Do Incubators Work in Maine? Guests: Rosemary Baldacci, York County Community Action Program; Beth Calder, Extension Food Science Specialist, University of Maine; Joe Perkins, Small Business Specialist, Washington Hancock Community Agency What is the history of incubators in Maine? How many are there? How do businesses participate in them? Call in show

Doing Business 08/03/06

Host: Jane E Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Selling the Food that You Make

How do you make sure that there is a market for the food that you make?

How do you find out if there are state regulatory and licensing requirements for home food businesses

What are the requirements?


Alfred A. Bushway, Professor,Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Hitchner Hall 109, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5736 Phone: (207) 581-1629, Email: Beth Calder, PhD., Extension Food Science Specialist 5735 Hitchner Hall, Rm #232, Orono, ME 04469-5735 Phone: (207) 581-2791, Email:

C. Joyce Kleffner, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605 Phone: 1-800-287-1479 (Maine) or 207-667-8212

Jim Picariello, President, Wise-Acre, Inc. 173 Varnumville RD, Brooksville ME 04617

Call in show

Doing Business 07/06/06

Host: Jane Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Topic: Reducing taxpayer burden

Guest: Shawn Savage, Internal Revenue Service, Senior Stakeholder Liaison

Augusta, Maine

How can business owners get information from the IRS?

What information is available on the website?

Does the IRS have information for small business and new business owners?

Doing Business 06/01/06

Host: Jane Haskell

Topic: Made Maine-Marketing Maine Products

Guests: Denise Bryant, Patchwork Plus; Krystal Coombs, Derry Mountain Diversified; Jodi Clayton, One Lupine Fiber Arts; Elaine Scott, Marketing Director, DECD

Doing Business 05/04/06

Doing Business 5/4/06

Host: Jane Haskell
Hour long call in show
Topic: Micro Biz is Big Biz in Maine
Guests: James C. McConnon, Jr. Business and Economics Specialist and Associate Professor of Resource Economics and Policy, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Eloise Vitelli, Director of Program and Policy Development, Women, Work and Community, Augusta, Maine

What is “micro biz”?
How big is it in Maine?
What are some resources for micro businesses?