Doing Business 11/05/09

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

Topic: The Courage to Grow & Change Your Business
What are some inherent advantages and disadvantages of changing? What are some of the issues you people need to think about as they consider changing their small or home-based business?

Guests:
Kathy Goldner, Publisher; Knitting Out Loud
111 Middle St., Stockton Springs ME 04981
(207) 322-7227; kathy@knittingoutloud.com; www.knittingoutloud.com
Craig R. Olson, owner; Artisan Books & Bindery
509 Pendleton Point Road, Islesboro, Maine 04848-5114
207.734.6852; craig@artisanbooksandbindery.com; www.artisanbooksandbindery.com
Cathy Roberts, President; Pieceworks, Inc.
PO Box 133, Liberty ME 04949
(207) 322-8943; pcwork@midcoast.com; www.pieceworksinc.com

Resources:Virtual Resource Library
extension.umaine.edu/hbbsite/html/home.htm
For those considering radically changing their business should consult their business plans and evaluate the proposed changes using the business planning framework. The UMaine Extension VRL has good resource information on business planning and sample business plans to review as they evaluate these changes.
Entrepreneur.com www.entrepreneur.com/
has articles (including checklists) on change and other important topics
Inc.com www.inc.com/
has articles (including checklists) on change and other important topics