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 [...]
LinkedIn seems natural to use if you have a corporate background. Facebook is relatively easy to navigate and most people find it the easiest of the social media sites to get comfortable with, although there are some challenges sorting out the identity you want to present (personal vs business). Twitter has been the most challenging [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When I started blogging more than a year ago, I never realized how helpful it would be to learn “writing for the public.” I’m now comfortable taking 30 minutes to respond to PR opportunities where previously I would have agonized for days, even weeks, until the opportunity passed me by. Here’s the “holiday hint” I [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Now that I’m focused on building my network, I’ve finally found a technique for organizing the business cards I’ve collected since opening my business. I was baffled for a long time with … which ones to save? how to sort them? organize them so I could find one? With a little bit of technology, here’s [...]
There are so many networking opportunities available, it’s hard to decide where to spend your time or how many events to attend. To date I’ve focused on events appropriate for my business, My Handyman. At the NH Home Builder and Remodeler meetings I’m able to interact with peers who share similar challenges to those I [...]
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