Business & Finance

Biz Tips: Prepare Your Business for 2015!

Updated 3 days ago

Deb Neuman shares some business tips for 2015.

1. Step back and review what is working what is not!
2. LET it GO! “Clean out your business closet”
3. Review/write your business plan for 2015
4. Set 3 goals for your business
5. Organize the books
6. Schedule your vacation!

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Consumer Contact: Fake Shopping Emails

Updated 2 weeks ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact segment. This week, we was speaking with Joy about a string of new email scams that are being sent out by the thousands now as we are well into the holiday season.

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Biz Tips: This holiday season, Think local, buy local

Updated 2 weeks ago

Deb Neuman  tells  us about the the best places to go to find Maine Made goodies.

BUY MAINE this season!

Shop your downtown merchants and online:

mainemade.com

mainecraftsassocation.org (Center for Maine Craft /Gardiner)

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Finance is Fun: Not Too Early To Think Of End-Of-Year Planning Tips

Updated 4 weeks ago

It’s a good time to plan for end-of-year financial options. Having a bit of time allows you to keep your eyes open for your personal possibilities. Please speak with your tax advisor when making some of these decisions.

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Consumer Contact: Phony Phone Calls

Updated 4 weeks ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio with Wayne Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week, he was talking about what one investigator calls an “epidemic.” It’s the flood of phony telephone calls, threatening you so that you’ll pay debts you do not owe.

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Finance is Fun: Your Money and Being Thankful

Updated 1 month ago

A day set aside to focus on thanksgiving is an awesome thing. But what does being grateful have to do with your money? Lots, actually.

Money and emotions are intertwined. And if you learned anything from Saturday morning cartoons you may have learned that Scrooge McDuck never had enough money, was seemingly always grouchy and that perhaps that was not the fun-loving person you may have wanted to be.

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Consumer Contact: Winter Heating Rules

Updated 1 month ago

 

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week he spoke to Joy about rules followed by heating companies that you should know now that the heating season has once again began. The rules are in effect from October 15 – April 30th.

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Finance Is Fun: Shopping On A Budget

Updated 2 months ago

Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk to us about how to shop on a budget.

Have a budget - What is the top amount of money you can spend, or should stay within, for Christmas or Hanukkah? Be ruthless in this number. Love doesn’t equal the cost of the gift. It is your thoughtfulness that shows your affection. So be realistic and responsible and make an upper limit that will possibly include food and ancillary things needed to celebrate.

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Penquis: A Look at LiHEAP

Updated 2 months ago

Barbara Stone, Division Manager for Housing and Energy Services oversees the federal LiHEAP program (heating assistance).

She joined WABI TV5 to talk about the program.

For more information:

973-3500
penquis.org

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Biz tips: Tis the Season… Are You Ready?

Updated 2 months ago

Tis the season… are you ready?
Prepare NOW for holiday shoppers!

Deb Neuman has some tips:

1. Review inventory and pricing
2. Update website – make it EASY
3. Develop SM strategy
4. Plan sales/promos
5. Prepare your crew (service is KEY!)

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Finance is Fun: Start Saving For Next Christmas Now

Updated 2 months ago

Marion Syverson was here for this week’s Finance is Fun, to talk about saving for next Christmas.

A little more than 8 weeks until Christmas 2014 and I’m suggesting you start saving NOW for Christmas 2015?! Am I crazy? No. I’m a planner.

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Consumer Contact: Work-at-Home Schemes

Updated 2 months ago

Most work-at-home schemes are just that: schemes. Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday talking to Joy about how to avoid being taken by these ploys in this week’s Consumer Contact segment.

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Finance Is Fun: The 6 Stages of Retirement

Updated 2 months ago

Marion Syversen was in for Finance is Fun telling us about the 6 stages of retirement.

Retirement is a time that many plan for but like many seasons of life, we don’t know what awaits us until we get there. In your planning here are the six stages that might be part of your retirement years.

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Finance Is Fun: Tips for Tackling Debt Before The Holidays

Updated 2 months ago

Marion Syversen was on the Noon Show for this week’s Finance is Fun to give tips for tackling your debt before the holiday season begins.

There is no ideal time to get a grip on your finances, though there will be a wonderful freedom when it is tackled. It seems that there is always some need, some reason to keep going in the using credit direction. But if you are fed up, if you committed, NOW is a great time to turn a new leaf.

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Consumer Contact: Home Rental Scams

Updated 2 months ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact, speaking to Joy about choosing a rental property, and things to look for to make sure you aren’t being scammed.

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Biz Tips: Upcoming Business Workshops

Updated 2 months ago

Deb Neuman talks about some upcoming business workshops.

Eastern Maine Development Corporation

Series: Marketing Pathways for Business Success
Marketing tips to grow your business!
October 16 – 5:30 – 7:30
~Digital Marketing: Nov 13th
~Creating an Extraordinary Brand: Dec 11
~Pulling it all Together: Jan 14
emdc.org
Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community

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“Incubator Without Walls” Business Development Course

Updated 3 months ago

James Macomber from Maine Stream Finance, was in to talk about some new programs and classes that can help you if you are thinking about or just starting a new business.

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Biz Tips: Disaster Preparedness

Updated 3 months ago

Deb Neuman was here for Biz Tips talking about September being Disaster Preparedness Month and what that means for your business.

There are some helpful resources online that you can get information of how to be prepared for a disaster at ready.gov and maine.gov/mema/prepare

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Consumer Contact: Electricity Providers

Updated 3 months ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact, speaking to Joy about choosing the right electricity provider, and things to look for to make sure you are making the right decision.

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Finance is Fun: Teaching Teens About Money

Updated 3 months ago

Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun talking about teaching teens about money.

The Federal Reserve is an excellent source of free or low cost information for kids and adults. The information here is from a small portion of their material available through www.federalreserveeducation.org

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