21 minutes | Mar 14th 2020

John Osberg - Hoffman Hanafin - The Importance of Connections - Episode 11

This episode of the Smarter Business Podcast features John Osberg, Director of Business Development at Hoffman Hanafin & Associates LLC, providing risk management solutions, commercial/personal insurance, surety & bonding, safety & loss control, and other value-added service solutions.We talk about the importance of connections, and how LinkedIn can help you build your network.http://hoffmanhanafin.comIf you like what you hear, please subscribe wherever you are taking in this podcast, and please leave a comment - we are always looking for feedback and it can help people find the show.Be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes - https://vidwheel.com/smarter-business-podcast/Our goal with this podcast to deliver high-quality, actionable tips and advice from business leaders. Advice that will help you succeed. Oh yeah and that video bent - we are going beyond the typical business tips, we are going to explore the use of video with these business leaders too, from marketing to sales, to internal communications - how they use it and how it impacts their businesses. Thanks for tuning in. _SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/user/nickelcitygraphics?sub_confirmation=1Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vidwheel/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/vidwheel/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vidwheel/_______Transcription:This episode of the Smarter Business Podcast features John Osberg. You may recognize John, as upon recording this episode, we decided to partner with him, on the Smarter Business Podcast. He now does the interviewing on a number of our episodes. John is the Director of Business Development at Hoffman Hannifin and Associates, LLC. And in this episode, we talk a lot about the importance of connections and how LinkedIn can help you build your network. On with the episode. And if you like what you hear, please subscribe, wherever you're taking in this podcast and please leave a comment. We're always looking for feedback and it can also help people find the show. On this episode of the Smarter Business Podcast, we have John Osberg, hey John, how are you doing?Hi there Neal. Good to be here.Yeah, excellent, thank you for being on. Now, John, do you wanna give a little intro? Like kinda what you like to do?I'll do my best and if I rant please just tell me I've run over time, but yeah. John Osberg, Buffalo born and raised, diehard Buffalo sports fan. Someone that loves to give back to the community and help, be involved in all sorts of civic related endeavors, but avid golfer. I'm proud of my streak right now, I've got eight years running of not missing a Bills home game. So, glad to be here with you. I represent Hoffman Hannifin and Associates. We're a risk management firm. Recently joined the firm as a business development director and excited to really add value to the firm and help grow the continued clients that they bring in with their value added services.All right, John, so why don't you tell us, a little bit about your firm?Yeah, so Hoffman Hanifin and Associates been around for about six years now. We're a risk management firm. So when we say risk management, we cover a lot of different areas. And forgive me, I'm fairly new still in the industry. I come from technology, as we've talked about previously, but I've been invigorated truly, in having kind of a change of pace. And being in a place in a market, I should say that it really is... The services and products are so coveted. So, commercial insurance, personal insurance, the really the big focus is working with businesses. So we're able to come in and we can understand your needs, your direction, we're very proactive. We're a service-driven model firm.
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