The Keep It Local Maine Podcast

Episode 28: Michelle Neujahr - Maine Business Consultant & Entrepreneur

March 3, 2021

This week, we welcomed back our first repeat guest to the podcast - Maine business consultant and entrepreneur, Michelle Neujahr! We talked about the role of a business coach in working with local businesses, how she begins and ends each year, what people starting a business in 2021 should think about, what podcasts and books she recommends, and much more!



Michelle is the owner of nu-yar, a Maine-based consulting firm focused on helping businesses grow strategically. As a consultant, Michelle works with businesses who want to grow, need help managing current growth, and with organizations who need help with their strategic planning process. In addition to owning nu-yar, Michelle launched NU-YAR Construction with her husband David this fall. NU-YAR Construction is a full-service residential construction firm uniquely focused on providing a quality building experience for our clients. Michelle is passionate about entrepreneurship, family, and professional development. She also loves to talk to random strangers about their business ideas.

You can learn more about Michelle's business consultancy, nu-yar at - which you can also follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Learn more about NU-YAR Construction at - and follow them on Facebook or LinkedIn.



- The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What To Do About It by Micheal E. Gerber - available on Amazon or Bookshop

- HBR IdeaCast

- How I Built This with Guy Raz

- Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

- Fast Forward Maine Podcast

- The Grow Maine Show



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This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit, or follow them on Facebook.

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