Business & Finance

Community Supported Agriculture/Farm Shares

Updated 8 months ago

Deb Neuman talks about 5 things about CSA’s/Farm shares.

(Community Supported Agriculture)
1. You can purchase a farm share (eat healthy!)
2. You can “work off” your share
3. Your business can be a drop off site
4. Your business can buy shares for employees
5. You’re supporting a local business!

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Tax Calculators

Updated 8 months ago

You can’t know for sure what your federal taxes will be or if you are entitled to a refund, without actually filing your taxes. But if you are looking for a estimate here are a few calculators that may help.

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IRS Tax Tips

Updated 9 months ago

 

Peggy Riley of the IRS joined Jim Morris on TV5 News at 5 with some tax tips.


So what do you need to know to start YOUR business?

Updated 9 months ago

We’ve got tips.

Many of my clients and friends are business owners and I have a cozy place in my heart for those willing to take the risk and go forward with their vision to change their futures by stepping out in business. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration, 99.7 percent of US firms are small ones and they are responsible for 64 percent of all hiring. In times of changing employment markets, many folks begin their own business and make their dreams a reality.

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Back to Basics- What is compounding?

Updated 9 months ago

Sometimes we use terms that must seem like lingo, unknown terminology, to folks who may not understand what is meant. We want everyone to feel included in this conversation so we will have back-to-basic sessions once in a while to explain concepts.

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Love and Money- Do They Mix?

Updated 10 months ago

 

Valentine’s day is coming. It’s a day to let people you love know how special they are to you. Don’t mix love with money. But you don’t need to use buckets of cash to demonstrate your affection.

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Business 101

Updated 10 months ago

Business 101

MaineStream Finance offers Business 101 on the Web or Live in Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft or Lincoln
Business 101 – Thinking Of Starting A Business? (1 hour free workshop) This workshop provides an overview of the pros and cons of operating a microenterprise. What a business plan is? Why it is needed and resources for business development assistance. Topics Covered: Being An Entrepreneur, Business Success, Professionalism, Business Plan, Networking, Resources, Budgeting & Planning, Credit and a Review of Upcoming Classes and Workshops. Business Plan, Marketing, Credit, Record Keeping, Financials and Cash Flow, as well as, many other topics.

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Is This the Year You Start a Business?

Updated 10 months ago

 

Is this the year you start a business?

Deb Neuman has some tops:

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC)
financing/training
www.emdc.org

207.942.6389
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
counseling/training/on-line workshops
www.mainesbdc.org

207.780-4420
State of Maine – Business Answers
info/forms/licenses
www. businessinmaine.com

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Back to the Basics: Mutual Funds

Updated 10 months ago

Several times a year I try to do a segment on terms that are used in investing. Even if you’ve invested for years, if no one has explained these terms, you might not know them. So today’s term mutual fund and key points to remember.

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Business 101

Updated 11 months ago

MaineStream Finance offers Business 101 on the Web or Live in Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft or Lincoln
Business 101 – Thinking Of Starting A Business? (1 hour free workshop) This workshop provides an overview of the pros and cons of operating a microenterprise. What a business plan is? Why it is needed and resources for business development assistance. Topics Covered: Being An Entrepreneur, Business Success, Professionalism, Business Plan, Networking, Resources, Budgeting & Planning, Credit and a Review of Upcoming Classes and Workshops. Business Plan, Marketing, Credit, Record Keeping, Financials and Cash Flow, as well as, many other topics.

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Finance is Fun: Practicing Charity

Updated 12 months ago

In this Finance is Fun, Marion Syversen joined Caitlin Burchill on TV5 News at Noon to talk about practicing charity.

 

Why – Why practice charity? Why give? From compassion. Imagining the difficulty that others feel and wanting to alleviate their suffering if only temporarily. At times of festivities, family gatherings, abundance and sharing we look at the meagerness of another’s cupboard. Why practice compassion? Because at this time of religious celebration we remember that true love sacrifices for others.

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Consumer Contact: Ratewatcher and JP Morgan Chase and Co. Breach

Updated 12 months ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in for this week’s Consumer Contact with a couple of topics to talk about.

The first topic Russ talked about is the Ratewatcher Telecom Guide. This guide helps consumers find the best services and latest prices for Internet, telephone, and cell phone service in our state. If you are not one of their subscribers, you can got online to maine.gov/meopa to download and print this years guide for free.

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Mind Your Own Business: Support Local Businesses

Updated 12 months ago

You can help support the local economy while holiday shopping. It’s as simple as shopping at local businesses. Deb Neuman joined Jim Morris on TV5 News at 5 with suggestions in “Mind Your Own Business.”

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Ways to be Happy

Updated 1 year ago

We’re coming up on Thanksgiving, a time for gratitude. Some of us are not happy. We think that ‘if only’ we had this or that, we could really enjoy life. Studies indicate that though your natural happiness ‘set point’ has genetic components, happiness is also a choice. Here are seven happy tips.

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Retirement and your 401K

Updated 1 year ago

Review your mix – Have you looked at your investments at all since you initially chose them? I know you may feel confused about the holdings, but there will be fund information available that may tell you the mix of stocks and bonds in the account, if the fund is international or domestic, etc. use that and your risk and goals to help plan.

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Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Updated 1 year ago

By- Marion Syversen

How can you improve your credit score? The exact formula used in a FICO score (Fair Isaac Company,

the company that computes credit scores) is a proprietary secret, just like the Colonel’s secret recipe for

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Mind Your Own Business: October Events for Business

Updated 1 year ago

In this edition of “Mind Your Own Business,” Deb Neuman joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at 5 to tell us about some upcoming events for business.

 

 MaineBiz Momentum Convention

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Consumer Contact: Auto Warranties

Updated 1 year ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in for this week’s Consumer Contact talking about extended vehicle warranty protection.

Russ told us about a website that helps when comparing warranties and what are reliable warranty protection programs and which ones you should stay away from. The website that Russ suggested consumers to us is edmunds.com. He says search warranties on the website to get a list of manufacture warranties that are available. You can compare the costs and coverage of these warranties also through this website.

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Mind Your Own Business: Help for Small Businesses

Updated 1 year ago

There are a lot of rules and regulations governing commerce, but there is help out there for small businesses. Deb Neuman joined Jim Morris on TV5 News at 5 to in explain in this edition of “Mind Your Own Business.”

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Mind Your Own Business: Disaster Preparedness

Updated 1 year ago

September is Disaster Preparedness Month. Deb Neuman joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at 5 to talk about it in “Mind Your Own Business.”
Review insurance policies

Update as biz grows
Flood insurance?
Business interruption insurance?
Develop a contingency plan

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