Our weekly newsletter provides a brief snapshot of issues we have been working on internally, research topics we have been pursuing, or interesting articles or media that have come across our desk and impacted our thinking.
February 1, 2019

BTSB: James Morin of Flowfold

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with James Morin, co-owner and COO of Flowfold, an outdoor company that makes minimalist gear for everyday adventures.  James admits to initially selling wallets for beer money for almost five years while he and his partners prototyped their designs and […]
January 14, 2019

BTSB: Jeff Small of Strategic Media

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Jeff Small, founder of Strategic Media, a radio advertising company based in Maine that has a client list featuring the likes of Vistaprint, FanDuel, and eharmony.  Jeff has built the company around a core competency in traditional radio and his company […]
December 17, 2018

BTSB: Phil Coupe of ReVision Energy

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Phil Coupe, co-founder of ReVision Energy, a full-service renewable energy contracting company in Maine that is ranked #1 in New England for rooftop solar.  Started in 2003 by two guys in a garage, Phil and his partners have grown ReVision […]
December 3, 2018

BTSB: Peter Handy of Bristol Seafood

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Peter Handy, CEO of Bristol Seafood, a seafood processing and distribution company.  Originally a research analyst on Wall Street, Peter bought Bristol four years ago and spent the first two learning the business under the previous owner before taking over […]
November 12, 2018

BTSB: Jeff Buckwalter of The Holy Donut

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with  Jeff Buckwalter, CEO of The Holy Donut, a Portland, Maine based retail and wholesale donut company whose hand-cut, hand-glazed potato donuts have developed a crazed following both locally and beyond.  With demand far exceeding supply for his donuts and […]
October 29, 2018

BTSB: Colin Campbell of Stratosphere Consulting

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Colin Campbell, founder and CEO of Stratosphere Consulting, a national consulting company with an expertise in Case Management which made it to #488 on the INC 5,000 list thanks to their 1,000% growth over the past three years.  Operating as an […]