[Case Study] 5k Race

Challenge A Maine based non-profit decided to host a 5k race to raise funds. While many of the members had run in 5k races, none were sure how to organize and promote one. There were significant challenges and questions around whether the event would bring in enough...

How to “Stand Up” Maine

Three years ago, a friend of mine “stood up” a village in Africa. She and some work colleagues signed up to participate in a Give Movement Journey from Suzanne Evans & Hills of Africa Travel. They went to an African village, dug a well, built a school and a...

A Watershed Event for the City of Portland, Maine

A cleaner Portland harbor for work and play In a world where we often hear how dysfunctional government can be, a case of things working well is happy news indeed. Such was the situation when the City Council of Portland, Maine unanimously approved a stormwater...

Get Connected to Portland, Maine

How to Feed Two Birds with One Seed I am a 13-year-old homeschooler named Alexis Bellas. My mom owns 19 Oaks, a small business in Portland that provides marketing & sales to local companies. My mom also homeschools me and likes to “feed two birds with one seed”...

Sale: My Favorite 4 Letter Word

My favorite 4-letter word is “sale.” You will often hear me say, “Anyone who communicates with your buyer is a salesperson.”  Now, I understand this statement may have made your stomach lurch or your brain say, “No way, not me!” But here’s the thing: you are or should...

How to Determine the Length of Your Sales Cycle

Companies spend significant time and money acquiring leads. What’s your process for converting those leads into sales? Knowing how long your sales cycle is simplifies the sales process for your leaders, sales professionals, and customers—and ultimately makes it...

Spring Clean Your Sales Strategy

Start Your Second Quarter with Clear Expectations that Drive Sales Results As we all know, the groundhog saw his shadow this year, and we experienced six more weeks of winter. Well, the six weeks are almost over, the official day of spring is around the corner, and...