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By Pat Hammond

Bouncing off the walls like a 6-year old hepped up on chocolate

As we wrap up the first week of the new year all I can say is wow. Every day this week has been a networking adventure and it's only week 1.

I started the week with the new NH Business Partner Finders group on Monday, Coffee Buzz on Tuesday, Millyard Networking and the Spanish Conversation group on Wednesday and that was just the tip of the iceberg.

I met so many new people this week that I'm in overwhelm. My phone is ringing off the hook. People are texting, emailing, and connecting all over the place and I am bouncing off the walls like a 6-year old hepped up on chocolate.

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By Pat Hammond

Bouncing off the walls like a 6-year old hepped up on chocolate

As we wrap up the first week of the new year all I can say is wow. Every day this week has been a networking adventure and it's only week 1.

I started the week with the new NH Business Partner Finders group on Monday, Coffee Buzz on Tuesday, Millyard Networking and the Spanish Conversation group on Wednesday and that was just the tip of the iceberg.

I met so many new people this week that I'm in overwhelm. My phone is ringing off the hook. People are texting, emailing, and connecting all over the place and I am bouncing off the walls like a 6-year old hepped up on chocolate.

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By Pat Hammond

Save Money & Increase Sales

Back in the day, long before the internet and social media, promoting a business was easy. You advertised in the Yellow Pages, you advertised in the newspaper or you advertised on the radio.

It cost some money, but you could count on the fact that people were going to look in the phone book when they needed to find a product or service and if you had the budget to do all three, you could just about guarantee that your business would capture your target market.

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By Pat Hammond

Did you know there is a video version of Queen City Buzz?

In this month's episode of Live from the Hive I am talking with Chris Pastrana from the New Hamsphire Business show and he is going to share insider tips and answer questions about using video to market your small business.

  • How to use video
  • Why it's more cost effective to hire a pro to shoot your video
  • Why he offers free video interviews for you to use on you website & social media
  • How to think outside the box with video

We're also going to talk about the Veterans Week promotion, why we're doing it and why it's so important to us.

Click on the link and find out what a free video interview with the New Hampshire Business Show can do for you!

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By Pat Hammond

Just because you build it doesn't mean they'll come...

Your company is hosting an event. Maybe it's a job fair to recruit new employees, maybe it's a workshop or maybe it's a new product launch. You've spent weeks putting together the program to engage a targeted local audience, found a venue and maybe even ordered catering, but when it comes time to promote it you're stumped.

You already know you'll post it on your website and Facebook. You might put a link on one of the local LinkedIn groups and you could probably afford one print ad, but the penny jar you euphemistically call the marketing budget won't stretch to radio. So what does that leave?

Where else can you advertise that won't break the bank and will reach a dedicated New Hampshire audience?

Let me introduce you to this sweet little event calendar on NH365.org.

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By Pat Hammond

Just because you build it doesn't mean they'll come...

Your company is hosting an event. Maybe it's a job fair to recruit new employees, maybe it's a workshop or maybe it's a new product launch. You've spent weeks putting together the program to engage a targeted local audience, found a venue and maybe even ordered catering, but when it comes time to promote it you're stumped.

You already know you'll post it on your website and Facebook. You might put a link on one of the local LinkedIn groups and you could probably afford one print ad, but the penny jar you euphemistically call the marketing budget won't stretch to radio. So what does that leave?

Where else can you advertise that won't break the bank and will reach a dedicated New Hampshire audience?

Let me introduce you to this sweet little event calendar on NH365.org.

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By Pat Hammond

Just because you build it doesn't mean they'll come...

Your company is hosting an event. Maybe it's a job fair to recruit new employees, maybe it's a workshop or maybe it's a new product launch. You've spent weeks putting together the program to engage a targeted local audience, found a venue and maybe even ordered catering, but when it comes time to promote it you're stumped.

You already know you'll post it on your website and Facebook. You might put a link on one of the local LinkedIn groups and you could probably afford one print ad, but the penny jar you euphemistically call the marketing budget won't stretch to radio. So what does that leave?

Where else can you advertise that won't break the bank and will reach a dedicated New Hampshire audience?

Let me introduce you to this sweet little event calendar on NH365.org.

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By Pat Hammond

How do you spell success?

I know it'a a cliche, but if you looked up the word success in the dictionary you would find a picture of Graham Gifford.

I'm totally serious.

It's not that she is superhuman or magical, though you may the odd fleck of pixie dust trailing behind her, it's because she has that rare ability to apply the lessons she learned yesterday to tomorrow's tasks.

Think of it as a hybrid of common sense and insight.

Whatever you want to call it, she's figured out how to define goals and choose the right path to gather the skills and experience needed to reach them. And lucky for us, she has a consulting practice where she will happily share that skill with you.

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