Chambernomics: information for Chamber members
The Maine Department of Labor has made the youth work-permit application available online in time for the summer hiring season. All minors under the age of 16 must have a work permit before they start a job, whether or not they attend school.
"Maine's employers, parents and teenagers look to summer employment as a solution to their needs," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Summer jobsgive teens insight into possible careers and teach the power of earning money. Employers look to fill gaps in their workforce during the busy summer season. Making the permitting system a bit easier helps everyone."
For teens under the age of 16, restrictions limit the types of jobs and the hours they can work. Minors cannot work jobs considered...
How about a home business?
A government small business guidance site shows what they call seven inspiring home business ideas, pointing toward several highly-successful business that started at home – Martha Stewart, Baby Einstein, etc. They list Freelancing, Virtual Assistant, Blogging, Child Day Care, Home-based Bakery or Food Service, and Online Marketplace. Whoop de doo.
Considering the overcrowding in those market spaces, you’re looking at the same problems with a house-based enterprise as anything else, except lower capital costs, no building. But you will still need a place to back and ship, boxes , maybe a commercial kitchen, administrative software, child care licenses, tax preparation, customer service techniques,...
Meet Your New Customers!
Where will your future business come from? A major share of potential customers and clients will be people who are relocating or retiring to the Midcoast. Capture their attention to introduce your products or services through...Coastal Maine Life.
New residents need recommendations for local businesses...
Mysterious locations in Camden will be featured in the upcoming June edition of MysteriousDestinationsMagazine.com, an online publication that invites readers to “explore the unknown and the unexplained”.
Damariscotta-based MysteriousDestinationsMagazine.com covers mysteries throughout North America and the Caribbean, featuring a new location in each monthly edition. The current May edition features a paranormal exploration of the Johnny Cash house in Jamaica. The premier edition of the magazine in April featured Virginia City, Nevada. Following the June edition with mysteries in Maine, the July edition will feature reports of a sea serpent in San Francisco Bay.
Each of these mysterious locations is personally visited and investigated by Sally...
For What It’s Worth
There’s plenty said about business problems and solutions, yet the issues mostly boil down to a single document: The Business Plan. Your plan may not tell you everything, but you can learn what you don’t know, and need to.
The business plan is the DNA of a startup, and is critical to ongoing management, a nautical chart and coastwise pilot combined. If you don’t have a plan it means you expect to recognize your course from memory, or worse, from imagination.
Too many years ago I worked for a fast-growing internet startup where, as we were fond of saying, the business outgrew its plan faster than we could change it. What I now know is that if we had bothered to understand and make changes in the plan,...
www.VirtualTourist.com, a popular travel website, is holding a contest to give the title of 8th Wonder of the World to one amazing spot on the globe. Destinations all over the world have been nominated and the Rockland Breakwater is the only location in Maine to be nominated.
The competition for this contest will be tough, and we’re hoping you will vote today and every day from June 3 – September 30, 2013 to insure the Rockland Breakwater wins...
May 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
In this webcast, a panel of experts from the Housing and Urban Development agency and the Internal Revenue Service will describe the tax incentives available to businesses in Empowerment Zones including:
· Employment credits
· Work opportunity tax credits
· Section 179 deductions
· Facility Bonds and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, H.R. 8 contains provisions allowing the designation of EZs to remain in place through December 31, 2013. Formal guidance on...
Weather Expert Offers 2013 Hurricane Season Forecast During SBA/Agility Webinar
A global climate expert from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will share the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast during a free webinar Tuesday, May 28 hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery. After the weather discussion, disaster preparedness tips will be presented by Agility.
Dr. Gerry Bell has been the lead scientist of NOAA's Long-Range Hurricane Outlook Team since 1998. He was instrumental in developing NOAA's Atlantic and East Pacific hurricane activity outlook, and has done weather analysis on CNN and The Weather Channel.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Last year's season...
Maine's average age is rising and our Midcoast is especially attractive to people who hope to relocate or retire where they can enjoy a high quality of life and quality of place.
We offer an efficient way to reach new and potential residents, many of whom discover this area during the summer. Coastal Maine Life delivers your message to prospects qualified through our website, visitors' centers, and other outlets. We'll even provide quantities of the magazine you can distribute directly.
If your business has products or services of interest to the hot relocation or retirement market...
If you know the story behind Andre the seal, or where to find all day parking, or If you know which Museum in Rockland offers 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in its collection; which event serves over 20,000 lbs of lobster each year; or where you can see the finest collection of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world, then your communities needs you!
The Pen Bay Regional Chamber is looking for a Seasonal Weekend Visitor Center Assistant in the Camden Office. Please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 207-236-4315 no phone calls please.
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