LEWISTON A college student appalled at the dorm furnishings his roommates were leaving behind his freshman year has started a booming business recycling mini refrigerators.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:07

2016 SBA Awards

SBA Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year Award for Maine and New England: Masahiko Miyakeof Miyake, LLC of Portland

'I am delighted to congratulate Mr. Miyake on his success in owning and operating two restaurants and a farm,' said Marilyn Geroux, SBA district director for Maine. 'Mr. Miyake's hard work and dedication have been instrumental in his success, and the U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to have been an early supporter of his efforts through our Microloan Program,' she added.

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As we enter week three of our first annual marketing clinic series (Giving Back to Our Community: Free Marketing Guidance for Local Small Business), we're continually amazed by the positive attitude our visiting businesses hold toward the New Year. However, though many small entrepreneurs often know where they want to take their businesses in 2013, they aren't always sure how best to get there, or aren't familiar with the tools. To that end, we've put together few helpful tips for any business to create a successful marketing strategy.

Published in The Marketing Edge

If you're a parent of young children, your little ones are probably starting to think about what they would like to ask Santa to give them for Christmas. Of course, for kids the most important requirement for Santa's gift list is whether or not they've been good this year.

Small business owners are industrious people. We work long days, weekends, holidays, and even while we sleep. For that alone, I think we deserve to be on Santa's 'good' list! However, since Santa has an age limit to his North Pole gifts roster, I have a few ideas for ways that we, diligent small business owners, can reward ourselves during the holiday season.

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