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Attorney Patrick Martin, owner of the Martin Insurance Agency, Lowell, MA knows the value of Family. His father Jim started the business in 1982. After his death in 1995, the manager of the office and family friend, Denise Landry, bought the agency.  She sold it back to Patrick in Janaury 2018, so the business has come full circle! 

Being a Family owned business makes the Martin Insurance Agency more approachable to some…

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Peter Berson enjoys educating B2B audiences about digital marketing tools that can boost online presence, helping them build connections with prospects and clients, and grow sales.  

In his words " When thinking about the skills I bring to our clients, I’d highlight that I’m a Strategist and tactician who has helped businesses get discovered on the internet since 1994. I’m the Director of a team of experts who create stand-out…

Santa Dan Greenleaf is a real-beard, real-belly, experienced Santa who does scores of home & office visits, holiday activities, business functions, personal appearances, special events and personal communications (letters, phone calls, live video chats) each year. He is also experienced as a speaker, film & stage actor, writer and educator. With 35-plus years as a teacher, coach, public relations specialist and business manager, he brings marketing and organizational skills to enhance Santa’s visit. 

A co-founder and leader of the New England Santa Society, he is also a…

I had coffee with a friend recently and she recapped her career for me. She kept saying “and then I got lucky and this happened”. Halfway through her story I started laughing and said, you did not get lucky you worked hard, and good things happened for you.

I always smile when people mention how lucky they are. I am not a big believer in luck. I believe good things happen to you because of your efforts. I was meeting with another friend one day and he mentioned how lucky he was because he met an amazing client at a networking event. Was it luck? I don’t think so. It happened because…

Please be cautious about complementing people on their weight loss, not everyone is trying to lose weight.

I have a friend going through a horrible divorce and he has lost a ton of weight because he is heartbroken. People keep complimenting hi on his weight loss. He told me that he just wants to say ‘thanks for the complement on my weight loss, maybe my wife should have left me years ago’.

I have another friend who is sick, and he has lost a lot of weight because of the chemo treatments. When people comment he smiles and says, ‘the chemo is working out great’.

Do you…

Last week I was scrolling social media and I saw a resume for a person that I happen to know very casually. When I looked at it, I said to myself ‘you should share their resume’. However, I must admit there was a part of me that was hesitant because I have reached out to this person many times about my networking group and very rarely have they ever responded to me. There was a part of me that said ‘you do not owe them any favors’.

I did end up sharing the resume, because I felt it was the right thing to do, but I find it is hard to always do the right thing. Sometimes I just have…

Lately my concentration has been off. I find that I am forgetting to do things and that really bothers me. I received an email from a person asking about my networking events. We spoke by phone and agreed that the events were not a match for them. Two days later I emailed them asking if they were still interested. Luckily, they just laughed and reminded me that we had already spoken, but I still looked bad for forgetting. I know this happens to the best of us from time to time, especially when we are overextended, and that it will get better. However, I do know of people who use their…

I really love doing videos for my business. I have been able to grow my business through posting business networking tips via videos on YouTube and Facebook Live. I am always encouraging people I meet to do videos, but I have realized this may not be great advice.

I was having coffee with a friend and I was pushing her to do videos to promote herself. She smiled and said the thought of doing videos made her physically sick. Its ok if you feel that way and think that videos are absolutely not for you. There are lots of ways to grow your business. You simply must find the ones that…

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John Blake brings comprehensive industry experience to developers, investors, lenders, family-owned businesses, property management companies, banks and trust companies, tenants and landlords, non-profits, educational institutions, and local towns and city governments.

John's clients look to him as a trusted resource to build legal strategies and achieve practical solutions.  He understands the full range of issues related to…

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At Ardito, Toscano & McCollum P.C. C.P.A. they have built their success on one simple idea: Their clients deserve a rewarding relationship with their accounting firm.

"We believe that our success is due to our unique philosophy. We begin and end by treating each client as a unique relationship to be fostered with warmth, professionalism, and dedication. We have stayed true to our corporate methodology by focusing on…