Sep 19, 2016

Kickstart Monday: How to Find Your Mojo & Get Things Done

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Finding Your Groove

Do you ever feel like you work, and work, and work but you're still not where you want to be?

On this week's episode of Kickstart Monday, I'm sharing tips on how to figure out what's holding you back and how to find your mojo when you're in a slump.

At some point or another, we've all been there and we'll probably go there again, but there are a few easy things you can do to get yourself back on track.

Misc. Links From the Podcast

Weekly Roundup:Manchester Meetings & Tech Events 9/19/16 - 9/23/16

Veterans Week 2016 - We are doing interviews through the end of the month.

If you're a veteran and would like to have your business featured on Queen City Buzz and the New Hampshire Business Show, let us know.

For more information please visit: Vet Week 2016 or click the Uncle Sam graphic on Queen City Buzz or New Hampshire Business Show. And if you're feeling old school give us a call.

Chris Pastrana, NH Business Show 603-493-2843

Pat Hammond, Queen City Buzz 603-264-0788

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Sep 15, 2016

Episode 14: How to Get Noticed With Video From the NH Business Show

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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!

For more information about the NH Business Show, you can find them on the web at http://nhbusinessshow.com or you find all of Chris' social media links at Clyxo.com

Reminder!

There is still time to participate in the Veterans Week promotion.

If you're a veteran and would like to have your business featured on Queen City Buzz and the New Hampshire Business Show, let us know.

For more information please visit: Vet Week 2016 or click the Uncle Sam graphic on Queen City Buzz or New Hampshire Business Show. And if you're feeling old school give us a call.

Chris Pastrana, NH Business Show 603-493-2843

Pat Hammond, Queen City Buzz 603-264-0788

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Sep 5, 2016

Kickstart Monday: How to Avoid Deadbeats & Other Problem Clients

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You Want to Get Paid? You Gotta Follow the Rules!

In this week's podcast, I'm going to talk about the three rules for handling clients, why they are important and what to do when a client doesn't comply.

If you're not familiar with them, the rules are:

  1. Always get a contract
  2. Always get a deposit/good faith payment
  3. Never fall in love with a project

In twenty-five years as a freelancer and small business owner, I've had two occasions when I didn't get paid. In both cases, I broke the rules. I didn't get a contract, I didn't get a deposit, and I fell in love with the project.

These are not my rules. These are standard business guidelines that go back to when people first started doing business and we have them for a reason.

At the end of the day, people are people. Some are good, some are bad and most will take advantage of any opportunity they can get. If you want to save your sanity, your business, your reputation, and your wallet, all it takes is following these three simple rules.

Misc. Links From the Podcast

Coffee Buzz Networking: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 6th at Aroma Joe's Coffee 2. S. Beech Street, Manchester. This month's topic is "How to Deal With Problem Clients"

Merrimack Motivators Toastmasters: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Tuesday, September 6th at Merrimack Town Hall Meeting Room, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack

Toastmasters - Amoskeag Better Communicators: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Wednesday, September 7th at Manchester Community College 1066 Front Street, Conference Room 267, Manchester.

Nackey S. Loeb School: Public Speaking: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday, September 10th at Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications 749 E Industrial Park Dr, Manchester. Taught by Southern New Hampshire University Professor Andrea Bard, this workshop allows participants to develop important oral communication skills and knowledge through information and application. Cost for workshop $50 For more information/enroll please visit http://www.loebschool.org/classes-and-workshops/classes.aspx or call (603) 627-0005

To find more business, networking, and tech events in and around the Queen City, visit Weekly Roundup: Manchester Meetings & Tech Events 9/5/16 - 9/10/16

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