Track 1

Mistakes to Avoid

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Come hear the most common mistakes business owners make as they are starting and building their business.

Jenn Morin is a business coach and financial management consultant serving small to midsize businesses throughout Maine. She helps business owners gain clarity about their financial picture and create a roadmap so they can build a more profitable company. In her consulting role, Jenn combines 20 years of experience in the banking industry with her passion for helping business owners achieve a new level of success.


Intro to Self Employment

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
So you think you want to be your own boss? Come hear from others who have done this before to learn all the ups and downs.

Brian Rahill founded RainStorm Consulting as a search marketing firm in 1999 and is now the co-founder and CEO of CourseStorm, a software startup in Orono that provides education organizations with an online course-registration platform.


Emotional Side of Building your Business

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Building a business is an emotional roller coaster, come to this session to learn how to build resilience to make sure you are in it for the long haul.

Jennifer Hooper is a life coach for high-striving women who want to implement big ideas but feel overwhelmed and consumed by the details of daily life. She helps them amplify their impact on the world.

Selling Your Business

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Eventually you will exit your business! If you want to sell, at this session we will talk about the key steps you need to take in the 3-5 years before you transition.


Networking for Pros

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Networking is more than just handing out business cards and selling. If you actually want to be able to learn how to effectively grow your business relationships, come hear from our experts.

Ashleigh Briggs is the Customer Success Lead for CourseStorm, one of Maine's fast-growing and scalable startups. Having grown up in in and around a family-run business in Central Maine, she has always had a passion for working in and supporting entrepreneurship. She's worked with two scalable technology startups while also supporting local entrepreneurs through her work as the chair of Bangor area's Solve for B: Entrepreneurial Meet-Up and a Maine Small Business Development Certified Business Advisor.