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About Us

Our Mission

Maine Business Advocate is a hybrid publication, online

and in print,  in which we showcase and support Maine

business innovators and entrepreneurs. We also report

on the news about Maine's various business ventures;

and  using  our popular "Ask the Advocate" column, our

contributors provide expert, how-to help, from start-up,

through scaling, to the possible sale of your enterprise.  

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About Us

Meet Our Team

Our Founder's Story

George Frangoulis is the Founder and CEO of Maine Business Advocate, a digital and print publication. as well as the founder and CEO of Business Wise, ( a bisiness consulting and marketing agency. 

George has an extensive background as an entrepreneur, starting, scaling up and selling business. These ventures have included the following:


     Arts & Entertainment: Peanutbutter & Jelly Children's Theater;


     Building & Construction: Maine Shelters, Inc.


     Business Advising: Business Wise Consulting & Marketing; Business Services:       Blue Sails Video Production;


     Education for Businesses: In Business Academy: Online School  for                         Entrepreneurs; 


     Educaional Travel: University Travel Abroad Programs; Olive Gove School               Travel to Europe;

     Food & Beverages: Importing and Distributing Organic Olive Oil, Gourmet             Food, and Wine;

     Media & Publishing: Maine Business Advocate; Farmstead  Magazine : The           Farmstead Press  (books and magazines);


     Good Morning, Belfast! weekly community television show;

Currently, George is also an Adjunct Professor at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine; he teaches business management, writing and public speaking.


From 1988 to 2016, George was a college professor in Alabama, where he taught media studies and communications, as well as advertising, business management and public relations at the following institutions:

    The University of Alabama's College of Communication, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

     Judson College, Marion, Alabama​

     University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama

     Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


George is a SCORE Mentor, a business advisor for many Maine companies and organizations. He is also a Mentor for the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, as well as a Mentor and Cultivator Assessment Team member. 

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