Hi! My name is Pat Hammond and I am a freelance web designer/developer in Manchester, New Hampshire.
One of the things that I noticed when I started working with small business clients was that local business owners struggle when it comes to finding and sharing information.
The problem is that there is no one central repository.
And that's a shame because there are some seriously talented people in and around the Queen City as well as a ton of great business resources, but they go unnoticed unless you know where to find them.
Which is why I started Queen City Buzz.
My goal is to provide a way to connect Manchester's people, information and resources so that we can build a stronger local business community and after a year of blogging I feel like we are making progress.
Queen City Buzz is the only professional New Hampshire blog dedicated to promoting and supporting Manchester entrepreneurs, freelancers, techs and start-ups.
I use my connections across all segments of the local business and tech communities to get the stories, find the facts and share the intel about the who, what, when, where, why and how of surviving and thriving as a start-up in the Queen City.
- being an entrepreneur in a city that struggles to support small business
- finding and creating your own work in a gig economy (without driving to Massachusetts)
- how to find and use all that great technology to keep your work life running smoothly
Queen City Buzz is also a platform for other local business owners to share their expertise and experience. A place where you can blog about your industry, share your insights about the local business ecosystem and get noticed by other small business owners.
Check out the sidebar, it's exciting! It started with me and an idea and a year later we have six regular contributors as well as some super useful new features like the Live from the Hive podcast and weekly events calendar.
If you're a Manchester small business owner or freelancer, even if you're just thinking about it, then you should be following Queen City Buzz.
You can find us on Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ and we will soon be adding a Facebook page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter and RSS feed and follow us on iTunes. (see social links in the left sidebar)
We're everywhere and we make it easy for you to find the people, information and resources you need to start and build your successful New Hampshire small business.