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By Pat Hammond

Love it or hate it, the fact remains the same, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, typically referred to as Obamacare or ACA, has created a lot of headaches for sole proprietors, and with this year's tax penalty for not having ACA-compliant insurance at 2.5% of your household adjusted gross income[1], those headaches have gone from being a gentle throbbing in your temple to an ice pick in your brain.

  • Premiums
  • Out of pocket costs
  • What is covered?
  • What has to be covered to avoid tax penalties?
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By Pat Hammond

What do you get when you mix wine, chocolate, ghosts, and toner?

Would you believe a boat load of savings and a whole lot of fun?

Happy New Year everyone! I don't know about you but I am super excited about 2017. I spent the last couple weeks networking and I am on overload at this point. I'm bouncing off the walls and running around like a lunatic and it's driving my husband and everyone else around me a little nuts.

One of the things that got me so excited is that we are kicking off the new year with not one, but two guests on this month's edition of Live from the Hive, Tammy Downing from Out of the Box Tours and Mike Lynch from Inkspot NH.

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By Pat Hammond

Not so guilty pleasures...

It may make you feel pampered and decadent, but massage is actually an affordable luxury that should be part of your healthy living plan.

Whether you've got that nagging neck pain or are simply feeling overwhelmed, the healing power of touch can bring a welcome relief to many of today's stresses.

  • pain relief
  • relaxation
  • improved focus & concentration

In a 24/7 world where there is no down time, making a commitment to give yourself a 30 or 60-minute timeout every month is a necessity for anyone who wants to be on top of their game and feel their best.

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By Chris Pastrana

By Chris Pastrana, NH Business Show November 11, 2016

Cameron Ford decided that he wanted to help veterans out. To do that he Started Iron Heart Gateways to Success, a non-profit designed to help vets who need employment.

Check out more from Iron Hearts @ www.facebook.com/IronHeartGateways

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By Pat Hammond

A warrior's compassion

Leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and critical thinking are the words people use to describe the skills veterans bring when they return to the civilian world, but they're just part of the equation. When you add things like empathy, compassion, and vision you end up with people like Bonnie Roberts, who has combined all of these skills to tackle the very real problem of how to find quality in-home care.

Aging in place is a goal that many seniors share. Residential care is often cost prohibitive and remaining in a home they've most likely already paid for allows people enjoy their golden years surrounded by the memories and routines that give their days a familiar structure.

Unfortunately, it's not always a goal that can be achieved on their own.

We all want to be there for our parents as they get older, but sometimes they require more care and attention than we can give on our own.

Home Helpers of Londonderry provides a variety of in-home care services throughout southern New Hampshire to meet almost every in-home care need.

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By Pat Hammond

A warrior's compassion

Leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and critical thinking are the words people use to describe the skills veterans bring when they return to the civilian world, but they're just part of the equation. When you add things like empathy, compassion, and vision you end up with people like Bonnie Roberts, who has combined all of these skills to tackle the very real problem of how to find quality in-home care.

Aging in place is a goal that many seniors share. Residential care is often cost prohibitive and remaining in a home they've most likely already paid for allows people enjoy their golden years surrounded by the memories and routines that give their days a familiar structure.

Unfortunately, it's not always a goal that can be achieved on their own.

We all want to be there for our parents as they get older, but sometimes they require more care and attention than we can give on our own.

Home Helpers of Londonderry provides a variety of in-home care services throughout southern New Hampshire to meet almost every in-home care need.

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By Chris Pastrana

Day 4 of Veterans Week is taking off with Joe Lopez from Arrow Security & Training LLC. As the largest of the companies I've interviewed for this promotion, what Joe does to support the active duty community of the armed services is invaluable. Quality training prepares the troops for combat, and without that training they spend the first few months of deployment getting used to things they should already know.

Get more from Arrow Security & Training @ http://arrowsecuritytraining.com/

www.facebook.com/Arrow-Security-Training-LLC-36531...

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By Pat Hammond

It's no longer a matter of if...

Norm Gentry is what I would describe as a calm man who faces challenges with a smile and an enviable amount of patience, so when he came to last month's Coffee Buzz and said "I need you to to get the message out," I took him seriously.

Gentry is an IT guy whose company, SBTI Technologies, provides computer repair/maintenance, system backup, network and resource management, virus recovery and just about every tech service a small business owner needs. He's been in the business since Windows was new and he's tackled pretty much every tech problem a business owner is likely to encounter and lately he's been seeing more and more people coming to him with ransomware problems.

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By Chris Pastrana

By Chris Pastrana, NH Business Show November 09, 2016

Day 3 here we come! Beck is one of those people you don't forget. From the moment I walked into her studio I knew she would be great for Veterans week, and she didn't disappoint! It's hard to find women veteran business owners



To get more from Becky check her out at http://www.warriorsoulhealingmovement...

www.facebook.com/warriorsoulhealingmovement

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By Pat Hammond

Peace of mind, one flue at a time...

Chimneys are one of the most magical components of your home. They invoke a feeling of warmth and homecoming when you pull into the driveway, they're an integral part of spending a romantic evening in front of a roaring fire, and they are Santa's favorite way to deliver gifts.

Chimneys are also an essential and often neglected part of your home's heating system and are the second leading cause of house fires.[1]

So when was the last time you thought about your chimney?

Was it when you got the home inspector's report two days before closing?

Did you give it a passing thought the last time you went to light a fire in the fireplace?

Did you know you should get your chimney inspected every year?

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