What do you think about when asked how business is? That question makes me think internally.
When I ask that question of people, the overwhelming majority answer in terms of what’s going on “out there.” They invariably point to tough times in the economy or external forces
shaping their industry or the market in general. It’s as if their destiny depends on what others do first. Frankly, they should be the ones doing things FIRST!
Added by Chuck Sink on October 30, 2009 at 10:00am —
Wanted to let everyone know that Hampshire First Bank will be hosting a neighborhood BBQ and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday the 30th from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. to commence the opening of the new Londonderry banking center. Come and have a burger cooked by our own CEO and President Jim Dunphy! The banking center is located at 68 Nashua Road on Route 102 near Shaw's Market. Hope you can make it, it's supposed to be a beautiful day.
Added by Natalie Martinez on October 29, 2009 at 4:26pm —
November 19th,2009 marks what would have been Peter Drucker’s 100th birthday. For those wondering who he was, Peter Drucker was the “forefather” of modern-business management thought, and his books fill the library of any sharp-minded organizational business person. He was also an excellent predictor of things to come- Nostradamus style.
In 1988, when the likes of IBM, General Electric and General Motors were the “Blue Chips” were thriving in 20th century management thought, Peter… Continue
Added by Dr. John Benson on October 29, 2009 at 2:57pm —
I spent a delightful autumn afternoon recently at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield interviewing executive chef and food glitterati Neil Connolly.
Among the many topics we discussed was the fact that organic gardening and being a “localvore” — eating from foods grown or produced nearby — was so trendy, when in fact, that’s really how we’ve been eating throughout pretty much all of history.
If you think about it, it’s really only since perhaps the 1950s that… Continue
Added by Cindy Kibbe on October 28, 2009 at 10:59am —
NHBR Network has a lot of great features for members. One of the best is our Calendar/Events page which allows NHBR Network members to enter their own events.
Here's an easy -- and FREE -- way to promote your event to hundreds of other NHBR Network members and thousands of not-yet-member businesspeople from around the state.
Simply sign in to NHBR Network, click on either the CALENDAR tab or the EVENTS tab at the top of the page, then click on the "+Add an Event" link on… Continue
Added by Cindy Kibbe on October 28, 2009 at 10:24am —
It is not very often that a journalist gets to say I told you so, but this blog gives me bragging rights.
A decade ago, I wrote an op-ed piece for the Concord Monitor saying that state capital’s recycling rate was a disgrace: at 2.73 percent (based on 1997 figures), the lowest rate of any city in the state. At the time, Concord picked up trash for free and would charge to pick up recyclables. Dover, which did it the other way around, recycled and composted 54… Continue
Added by Bob Sanders on October 28, 2009 at 9:31am —
I attended a "Speed Networking" event in Concord recently and I heard it again, "You're a career coach and resume writer? You must be really busy during these times!"
How I wish. I hear this line, or some variation of it, frequently as I try to promote myself and my business Ryan Career Services LLC. After all it makes sense to most people. There is a severe Recession going on with a lot of people either unemployed or underemployed. There must be a lot of folks looking to get… Continue
Added by Bill Ryan on October 28, 2009 at 9:00am —
As NHBR Network fans know, social networking isn't just for personal use anymore. Businesses of all sizes and industries are trying to figure out how to participate efficiently and in a way that benefits their bottom lines.
Millennium Integrated Marketing
and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
are co-sponsoring a Social Media Boot Camp to help NH businesses and… Continue
Added by Tara Bishop on October 27, 2009 at 11:37pm —
The IRS continually publishes information statements and rules summaries for tax exempt organizations. While consultation with a tax professional is always recommended, staying informed through these sites will help exempt organizations avoid potential issues. These sites are helpful both for existing organizations and people interested in forming new organizations.…
Added by Nathanael Yellis on October 27, 2009 at 3:40pm —
I am looking for Catering, museums, conference centers, country clubs, sports arenas, inns, etc. Any place that hosts events. Newmarket International (NI) has developed many different Software Solutions. Delphi.Net, Newmarket International's online sales and catering solution, gives the customer tools to maximize results from their meeting and events business. Delphi.Net's advanced features increase sales and catering effectiveness and improve customer service, helping the customer drive repeat… Continue
Added by Brigitte Laurence on October 27, 2009 at 11:18am —
And a meatball shall lead them… Yes, I have to admit that the top marketing strategy that I’ve seen employed over the last few months comes from Nonni’s Italian Eatery in downtown Concord, an establishment that can truly answer the age old question, “Where’s the beef?”
You see, for the past few weeks, Nonni’s has featured an outdoor sign that advertises a November 1st Guiness World Records attempt in the “World’s Largest Meatball” category (… Continue
Added by Steve Boucher on October 26, 2009 at 1:14pm —
I just want to expand a bit on a hastily put up post from the other day.
When thinking about the future of America's workforce I can't help but think of any changes that may or may not be happening in the way in which this workforce is now being educated. I've implied in past blogs, perhaps I have been more direct, of my angst regarding the nation's public school systems and their general lack of progressivism. School systems, along with their enforced government partners, seem to be… Continue
Added by Bill Ryan on October 24, 2009 at 8:27am —
On Tuesday (10-20-09) I had the opportunity to present at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag Luncheon
. My subject addressed how business owners/managers who want to enhance their local search listings can do so by using free tools that search engines, like Google, Yahoo!, and Bing, have especially for businesses.
Added by Daphne Correa on October 23, 2009 at 5:00am —
Keep up to date with business news for the River Valley region on the RVCC Business Training Center blog:
Added by Jim Britton on October 22, 2009 at 1:21pm —
This is more of a consumer alert than anything. READ, then re-read your credit card statements, and the letters you get from the credit card company you usually peruse then toss, because there's too much legal mumbo-jumbo and you have your kid's soccer games to get to.
My friend recently had a debacle. I don't know exact figures, but here's the jist of it: He has routinely used automatic monthly payments to pay off the balance of a credit card he doesn't use, and it always gets paid… Continue
Added by Heidi Page on October 21, 2009 at 8:06am —
What can you do? Warren Buffet -- the richest man in the world, is a god darn liberal--going way back. He opposed the war in Vietnam and bankrolled Eugene McCarthy peace candidacy.. He thought stock options should be expensed. He favored the infamous “death tax” believing inherited wealth is wrong. He supports abortion rights throughout the globe. Obama said he would make a good Secretary of Treasury, for God sakes.
Some people say he is a traitor to his class.
Added by Bob Sanders on October 20, 2009 at 3:09pm —
When considering innovation in a workforce, take a 12 minute break to listen to James Paul Gee talk about a new way of viewing education. Innovation isn't something that is trained, it is taught.
Added by Bill Ryan on October 19, 2009 at 2:15pm —
In this great article from the HR Executive Online, Leslie Stevens-Huffman explores the power and effect of developing internal competencies in Critical Thinking and Creativity. To underscore the evolution of training and development in the workforce, Stevens-Huffman highlights the tremendous efforts Jim Hackett, CEO of Steelcase, has undergone to ensure these core competencies company-wide. As with many case studies you’ll read on any number of innovative programs, this is an example of the… Continue
Added by Jason C. Blais on October 19, 2009 at 10:25am —
Book Review: “John Adams” By David McCullough
John was always on the road. A lawyer, he was tapped for important international work when he wasn’t working on cases. Abbie had to run the house and a small but productive farm, keep a firm grip on household and business finances despite a horrible economy as well as keep family and friends healthy from a deadly disease epidemic.
Sound familiar? This could be a typical scene from today, but it’s not.
Added by Cindy Kibbe on October 16, 2009 at 12:32pm —
Defending change sometimes puts me in the position of being the last man standing at the Alamo. I know that I’m surrounded and outgunned, but I also have the strength of conviction in knowing that my cause is true.
Such was the case at a recent Economic Development Advisory Council meeting when I was put in the position of defending the Division of Economic Development’s decision to jump into the fiery pit of controversy known as social marketing. Having a State presence on Facebook… Continue
Added by Steve Boucher on October 16, 2009 at 10:07am —