Q4 Business Tips to prepare for the next year

Five 4th Quarter Business Tips We hope you enjoy the crisp fall breeze and take a moment to think about some fourth quarter best practices. Here is our Top 5 list. Review your Financials: Did you perform better than last year? Assess your cash situation and determine...

Maine Start-Up and Create Week

It was such a pleasure to work on the Fundraising Committee as Finance Chair for Maine Start-Up Create Week 2016. The all volunteer team was amazing and I made many connections and friends along the way. Here is a shout out to the MSCW team...

Necessity, Timing & Capital

Opus is involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures. Some start-ups succeed and many fail. What makes the difference? The conventional model for a company start-up is to have an idea and create a business plan that identifies the market opportunity and financing requirements. Recent studies...

The Global Reach of Brexit

The United Kingdom made history a month ago by deciding to leave the European Union, which was narrowly determined by referendum. Since then, the pound has dramatically fluctuated in value, Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned and the legal status of millions of European citizens...

Zach Appel – New Consultant at Opus

According to Forbes' ranking of the Best States for Business, Washington stands among the elite at #10, while Maine sneaks in at #48. To a young professional faced with the decision of relocating to Seattle, WA or Portland, ME, the Forbes article clearly shows that...

New Year’s Resolutions for Smaller Businesses

Most leaders of smaller businesses or departments of larger businesses say to themselves at the beginning of each year that they are going to do a better job of stepping back, evaluating their business, and planning. As we head into March, many have already fallen behind on...

Maine Start-Up and Create Week 2016

The Maine Startup and Create Week (MSCW) is a week long summer event gearing up for its 3rd year at the Maine School of Art (MECA) in the heart of downtown Portland. The event starts on June 20th to the 26th, 2016 and is gaining national...

Why You Should Launch Your Business in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine stands out as a small city where entrepreneurs have the resources to succeed. NerdWallet ranked Portland as the ninth best city for female entrepreneurs and the fifth best city overall for starting a business this year. The amount of venture capital that reached...

Corporate Renewal: Transforming Marketplace, Transforming Business

Corporate Renewal: Transforming Marketplace, Transforming Business Today’s increasingly turbulent marketplace fosters a new business environment, one that requires companies to rely on dynamic resilience. The once proven ideology of “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” has proven a fallacy, as companies are seeing their “timeless”...