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Event Goody Bags: What To Put in Them?

Finding the perfect item to put into an event goody bag still baffles m. Last night I attended the Boston North Shore networking event, hosted by Laura Rocha. Laura took over as managing director earlier this year and she’s putting a lot of creative energy into these events. I was amazed atboth the quantity, and [...]

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Marketing Starts with YOU!

Active Rain (email me, for an invitation) is a wonderful community of 140,000+ people involved in all aspects of real estate, mostly realtors sharing ideas, success and helping each other grow their businesses. Today I read a funny article, all about a reporter interviewing realtors. His agenda was set (he did all the talking [...]

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Networking: Does Online Replace Offline?

There is a lot of good discussion about the role of social media in our lives. In fact, it’s not the only significant change in our lives but seems to overshadow the other significant change which is global, that Americans can no longer ignore what’s happening around the world. I continue to read articles hoping [...]

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Women's Networking: Many New Groups

Here I sit trying to sort out 2 women’s groups in NH I’m not very familiar with. The good news is, we’ve got so many choices … and they’re all becoming more active helping members showcase their businesses. The challenge is sorting out which ones to join (in addition to your professional and local business [...]

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Setting Goals You Can Achieve

I’ve always been goal oriented, which has allowed me to accomplish a lot. I’m a new member on Active Rain, an incredible blogging community for those involved in real estate. There was a great post today about setting goals that are within your control. Jennifer Allan, author of Sell with Soul, and one of my [...]

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The Power of Pink

Sometimes life gets too complicated and you have to make time for a little fun. About 2 weeks ago, Tomboy Tools announced a pink hammer special promotion … and then later that day, my friend and fantastic networker, Deb Sarhanis, called to check in with me. A half hour later we had planned our very [...]

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Networking at Events

I attended the Massachusetts Conference on Women a few weeks back and met an amazing number of successful women. Women who have started their own businesses, have written books and/or been published in national publications. They’re also interested in giving back to women as they did on some incredibly powerful panel sessions, i.e. the last [...]

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Great Inspiration for Great People

For all of you committed to networking, you already know that in addition to group meetings … the most effective relationships include 1-1 meetings to really get to know people. These meetings tend to be held in public places like restaurants. Today I had a great meeting! Deb Sarhanis, someone I first met at one [...]

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Networking: Pick the Right Groups & the Right Meetings

Your local “Chamber” offers great networking opportunities. I like Portsmouth’s monthly “Mid Day Meet” as they’re more relaxed than the traditional Business After Hours. Another local chamber offers events for the community like the Festival of Trees, with local businesses raising money for local non-profits. Soon after you start your business, you’ll get invited to [...]

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Personal Note Cards Help People Remember You

As a new business owner, it’s scary getting out there and talking about your business. It’s hard work but eventually you start to relax and realize it doesn’t have to be all about business. Networking is people connecting with people they get to know and respect. When you relax it becomes easier and more fun, [...]

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