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It amazes me how often people say one thing and do another. For example, the B2B Networking Events I host are industry exclusive. So, once you tell me you are coming to an event, I stop inviting people who are in your industry. A day or two goes by and they still have not signed up for the seat. As the event draws near, I try and get confirmation that they are still going to join. Sometimes I don’t hear back, sometimes they say they will sign up soon. The event comes and goes, and they were not there. Why? The excuses are ‘I changed my mind’ ‘I didn’t have time’ etc. I could have sold this…

With a background in IT infrastructure services, Matt Cutler has enjoyed helping clients meet their technology and business goals for over 13 years. 

New technologies and emerging trends, including a move to virtualized servers, cloud based systems, web-based interfaces and mobile infrastructure with hybrid operating systems are more popular than ever. Matt provides clients with IT infrastructure services to address price per performance challenges. Services are geared for data intensive always-on workloads. The portfolio includes network, colocation, and private…

Amanda Silva and her team at Waypoint Writing wants to magnify your brand’s identity and ensure your message resonates with your clients. Through blogging, website content, press releases and more they can help you increase your SEO and make sure your business story is told and represented in the best possible way. 

At the helm of Waypoint Writing, Amanda Silva is a copywriter with more than a decade of experience working for clients of all size and scope. A former teacher, she graduated with her Masters’ Degree in Liberal Studies with a focus on creative writing from…

Seems like lately things have been going my way. I love my part time teaching gig and apparently, they love me too as I have been offered a few more classes. My business is running smoothly with more people wanting to meet for coffee and discuss how we can work together. Life is good. Along with this success though comes the loss of time. I used to have more time to support other people’s causes, go to their events or just chat on the phone with them for more than 10 minutes. That makes people sad and it makes me feel guilty. No, I haven’t “changed” I am not “blowing you off” I am not…

Social Media is a power tool. It is also a great source of information. I was talking with a friend about trying to help struggling job seekers find work. Some of them are struggling because of the posts they do on social media. Posts about controversial topics like drugs, politics etc. could be potentially harmful in their job search. Some people are blatant and feel that they have a right to post whatever they want and anybody who doesn’t like it can stop reading and go away. What if the person that doesn’t like it is a potential employer? Now they have lost a job opportunity.

When water is coming into your basement through a crack in the concrete wall, you need it fixed once & for all. Rueter Foundation Repairs provides state-of-the-art home foundation repair without costly excavations. 

Water coming into a basement is a huge problem in Central and Northern New England. Their basement leak repair system addresses this once & for all. You can set aside your concern and rest easily knowing that your home foundation leak has been properly repaired.Rueter Foundation Repair provides foundation leak repair that addresses these problems, and…

I had a breakfast meeting the other day at 6:30am. That is really early for most folks. Me, I get out of bed at 4:00am every day, so not a big deal. That is when my Friend wanted to meet to discuss business, so I accommodated. One of the challenges I see with business owners is that they are not willing to change up their schedules or be flexible. I host morning networking events that start at 8:00am. Some people won’t come because they think that is too early. 8:30 or 9:00am would be better for them. Seriously? When I counter with the nighttime events from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, that is too…

Hi Neighbor, 

The term "new normal" has recently been an overused buzzword, but it is unfortunately, quite relevant. We here at CGI have recognized this and are poised now more than ever to offer some great capabilities.

1. Many of you have logged onto one or more of the Foley & Foley webinars we have sponsored. We can offer direct access to their legal triage program as well as some helpful "return to work" toolkits. The laws are constantly changing so having this team on your side will be…

Everybody wants free publicity, right? I thought so, but it amazes me how many opportunities for recognition that business owners pass up. Social media is a great tool for this, yet many business owners aren’t paying attention to their accounts.

I like to document things. I try to “check in” when I visit different places or post a picture of something cool they are selling. I expect the business owner to “like” my post or add a comment to capitalize or just say thanks. Sadly, this doesn’t always happen. That is free publicity lost. That is a mistake. If you are a business with a…

Kevin Willett reminds you not to take a narrow view on networking.

Last week I invited a person to attend my networking events because there were a few people attending that particular event, that work in his industry, who I thought would be good contacts for him. He responded by asking me if they needed his services? I said I am not sure and there is no way to know until you meet them. I reminded him that just because they are in your industry doesn’t mean they will absolutely choose to do business with you. You need to build a relationship with them.

Sadly, I see people…