Business Growth Services

Rubix Cube

Everyday companies are faced with new challenges. Endless issues and needs arise that companies may not have the time and/or internal resources to manage and solve.

Business Services forms a strategic partnership that leverages the combined strength of our integrated network of solution providers to solve and manage those challenges.

Business Services assists companies to address business viability, operational processes and procedures and employment challenges that are critical to generating business growth and sustainability. 

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BGS is an integrated network of private and public service providers. This network assists companies with a juxtaposition of business challenges with business goals and objectives to create a comprehensive plan. BGS generates solutions that address the challenges of business viability, operational processes and employment that are essential for business growth and sustainability.

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  • Training (Lean, Internal Audit, CAD, Customized Training)
  • Management Training, Coaching & Mentoring
  • Leadership Training
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • HR Services & Free HR Help Desk

Business Development

  • Market Research
  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Marketing & Advertising: Industry & International
  • Sales Management Training
  • Web Site Design
  • Product Development


  • Cost Accounting
  • Cost Reduction & Control
  • General Accounting & Accounting Systems
  • Management Reporting
  • Refinancing Assistance (Project Financing, Loans, Lease/Buy Back)
  • Grant Writing (SBIR, MTI, TIF's, etc.)


  • Business Analysis
  • Energy Auditing & Assistance (Efficiency Maine Partners)
  • Energy Conservation Analysis and Design Implementation
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Workflow Improvement
  • Site Selection & Layout
  • Green Building
  • Quality Certifications (CE Mark, ISO, AS, Medical, NADCAP, Energy Star)
  • Network Systems & IT Services
  • Compliance/Safety Management Assistance
  • Lean Six Sigma - Quality Improvement

John Belding, University of Maine

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Product,  process and machine design
  • 3d scanning and 3d printing
  • Product Commercialization
  • Product/ material testing
  • CAD training
  • Industrial Engineering

Other areas of qualification/services:

Student training, industry knowledge of manufacturing resources in state, Latest information on manufacturing processes and new technologies. Funding help on grants and MTI. Knowledge on all types of manufacturing process including;  welding, injection molding, diecasting, ultrasonic welding, automation, machining, 3d printing/ molding, electrical discharge machining, metrology.  Many different types of testing including: mechanical fatigue, vibration, climate chamber, tension or compression, life cycle.

Daryl Boyington, Boyington Productivity Solutions, LLC

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Operations review & assessment.
  • Material flow & plant layout optimization.
  • Lean assessments.
  • Productivity improvements.
  • Bottleneck identification.
  • Process automation.
  • Special purpose machine building.

Andy Charles, APC Holdings

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Management coaching, mentoring
  • Project management
  • Operations & process design
  • Leadership training
  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Financial statement review/analysis

Michael Doyon, LCHB

Michael Doyon’s thirty plus years in manufacturing has encompassed the automation, semiconductor, and metals technologies. His experience in automation troubleshooting, process enhancement, component testing, production control and supply chain management, offers a unique insight into his current focus of Global Trade.  A US Licensed Customs Broker, he assists manufacturers study the feasibility, initiate the path, and navigate the challenges of global trade.  A specialist in less-known trade assistance programs, which improve margin and enhance growth, Michael is committed to the success of Maine Manufacturing.

  • US Customs House Brokerage
  • Foreign Trade Zone Feasibility, Development, and Operation
  • Duty Drawback - Recover applicable import duty.
  • Tariff Engineering - Minimize import duty by design.
  • Freight Brokerage - Import, export, and global point to point.
  • Export Compliance

John Dubois, optimize, Inc.

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Project Management & Agile, Integrated work teams
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Difficult meeting facilitation
  • Operations Management
  • Innovation & Collaboration
  • Career path training
  • Standardized work – writing SOPs
  • Team building, Team facilitation, Team integration

Richard Grich, Richcar Engineering

Mason G. Ide, P.E.

  • Electro-Mechanical Product design & Development -Concept to final market consumer
  • SolidWorks CAD, Inventor, AutoCAD, GeoMagic
  • Engineering Documentation
  • GD&T ASME Y14.5
  • Group Facilitator

Other qualifications/areas of services: Trainer for EHS-related topics including 5-S, Hazard Comm Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping Knowledge areas:

CNC Machining subtractive, Laser Cut, Waterjet Cut, 3D Printing additive, Polymer, Metal, Molding: Injection, Investment Casting, Displacement Casting, Die Casting,

Industry experience: Industrial Instrumentation & Control, Consumer products, automotive products, military components, microscopy, industrial test equipment.

Tim Jacobs, Practical Decisions

Prioritized Disciplines (i.e. QA, Industrial Engineering, Finances (be specific)

  • Operational and Transactional Process Improvement, Lean Six Sigma
  • Profit and Loss Management, determine true cost and means of increasing profit.
  • Business Case Development and Analysis for new products, new businesses and acquisitions
  • Project and Program Management, Stage Gate process.
  • Product, New Service Development.
  • Organizational Development and Transformation for high performance.
  • Supplier Management for both supplies and capital equipment.
  • Technical Problem Solving: Quality and yield for electrical, mechanical & chemical.
  • Business Problem Solving: Inventory, documentation, scheduling and on time delivery.


Terry Johnson

Prioritized Disciplines (i.e. QA, Industrial Engineering, Finances (be specific)

  • Business process improvement, Continuous Improvement, Six-Sigma, Org. Learning
  • Product Development
  • Technology Development
  • Strategy Development
  • Program / Project Management
  • Risk Analysis / Mitigation
  • Team Building
  • Interim Executive
  • Leadership advisor / coach
  • Computer-Aided Tools, Software Development (management of )


Edward J. Kearney, P.E.

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • mgtengineering

Scott MacDonald, Maine Technology Group, President

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Information Technology
  • Network Architecture
  • Remote monitoring & managed services
  • Cyber Security
  • Software Automation (manufacturing)
  • HR process automation
  • Technology Consulting

Neal Prescott, Prescott Associates

As a member of the MAMe Board of Directors, Neal Prescott serves as liaison for the association's Business Services Group developing a solutions delivery capability to members.

Neal has held sales management, CEO and owner positions with manufacturing companies in machine tools, injection molding automation, fluid power, and textiles. He more recently helped mentor the MEP national manufacturing consulting effort for the US Department of Commerce while working for NIST in Washington DC.

Neal is president of Prescott Associates Inc. a consulting company specializing in family business challenges. He also continues to manage Novatec Braids Ltd. the synthetic rope manufacturing company in Nova Scotia he founded in 1991.

Seth Storey, Leadventures

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Lead Generation / Inbound Marketing

As buyers become more internet savvy salespeople and marketers, need to get more creative in their lead generation efforts. Rather than just depending on cold calls and sending emails, I help my clients from idea to implementation to get the leads they want to get maximum ROI. Some of those services are:

  • Digital Strategy
  • Email Marketing
  • Webinar Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Sales Coaching
  • Conversion Optimization
  • eCommerce Strategy
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Paid Search
  • Design
  • To convert potential buyers into customers first impressions are critical. I help my clients

with all of their design needs, including:

  • website design & development
  • branding design (logos, sales collateral, trade show booths etc)
  • premium content layouts
  • social media artwork creation
  • call-to-action creation
  • email template designs and more.

Clint Strout, BGS Coordinator, GPS Management Associates

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Organizational Performance Improvement (Growth; Increased Profitability; Cost Reduction & Control)
  • Business Assessment (To identify what is not working in the business to initiate a targeting improvement plan)
  • Corporate Finance (Capital Acquisition, Costing, Accountability & Performance Metrics, Flexible Budgeting, etc.)
  • Process, Workflow & Productivity Improvement
  • Strategic Planning & Business Plans (To map the road ahead and deploy the plan elements in a way that is focused, measureable and attainable for management and staff)

Other qualifications and services:

  1. Internal Communications Training
  2. Change Management
  3. Compensation & Incentive Plan Design
  4. Internal Cultural Improvement
  5. Supervisor & Management Training
  6. Executive Mentoring & Coaching
  7. Sales Management Training
  8. Problem Solving Training

Jeff Tounge, Tounge Associates

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Merger & Acquisitions Advisor
  • Financial Consulting, Business Valuation
  • Exit and Succession Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Management Consulting

Bruce White, Premier Management Associates

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Quality: Systems development, internal auditing, SPC, problem solving/root cause analysis, FMEA (failure mode effect analysis), MSA (measurement system analysis), inspection programs, quality administration/management, quality engineering
  • Environmental: Systems development, internal auditing, risk assessment/aspects, compliance assessment, safety programs, emergency response programs

Mike Wing, CTM Ventures