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This week, Maine Calling looks at Maine's evolving economy, focusing on the shifts in Maine's economy due to the pandemic. Today — How does Maine’s growing gig economy reflect national trends, and what opportunities and challenges face those who are turning to independent contracting and other gig work?

Advice on Starting a Business in Maine

Advice on Starting a Business in Maine

  Advice for new business owners, or those thinking of starting a business in Maine. Maine can be a great place to start a business. Is now the time to be your own boss?

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Martin Grohman, Director of Sustainability at GAF. He joined GAF with the purchase of Correct Building Products which he co-founded and grew to $30M in sales.

Shawn Moody, founder of Moody's Collision Centers

Mary Allen Lindemann, co-founder of Coffee By Design

Ken Greenleaf, a Microenterprise Consultant with MaineStream Finance, a Community Development Financial Institution headquartered in Bangor.

Keith grew up in Thomaston, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1982, majoring in philosophy. He began his career in commercial broadcasting in Portland, before moving to Maine Public in 1989. Keith has taken on a number of roles at Maine Public and is the primary editor of Maine news and feature stories aired on Maine Public Radio, and TV news specials including election debates and the annual live State of the State address. Keith is the host and producer of the weekly political roundtable Across the Aisle and on occasion takes the host chair for the daily call-in news program Maine Calling.