Conversation is an art and like any art some people are more practised in this than others but whatever your skills, this can be developed further through practice and have the art of meaningful conversation become a good habit.
If you’ve had a bright idea that needs protecting, Michael Flynn is your man. A specialist in intellectual property, Michael helps creative types navigate the complicated process of safeguarding their ideas, and helps inventors and brands owners on the tricky journey to market. However, this niche area of law isn’t Michael’s only passion – he’s […]
Growing a ‘thriving’ business requires you branching out to find new contacts, including partners to collaborate with, along with clients and customers to sell to. We all at times need a little help and guidance opening specific doors, with networking key to making this possible. Networking should not be sly and devious, treated as an […]
As small business owners, we all know that spending money on advertising and marketing activities can be seen as a small drop in a large pond and even then not making very big ripples. Last week at our Thrive meeting we were given some real good hints and tips on marketing and we were surprisingly […]
When I went along to my first Thrive meeting I had no idea that, just a few weeks later, I’d be handling the public relations for a music festival. It all happened so organically, in the way that many Thrive connections do, during the second conversation I had with one of my fellow group members.
Take the opportunity to discuss new strategies & initiatives, stay informed with things going on in other industries
Join us for the Thrive lunchtime networking event on Friday 30th January – Hethel Engineering Centre – 2:30pm start.
Thanks to technology, new contacts are only a click away, but if you are starting up a new business or taking your business to the next level, developing actual contacts and new business leads can be the most daunting aspect of growing a business.
The way of networking is changing – we have to change and to modernise, but do not discount the face-to-face method, as nothing can supersede in-person networking, it is this that creates a fundamental personal relationship.
Many people seem to think that networking for their business is all about meeting lots of people. Do you seriously believe that barely getting to know loads of different people will mysteriously produce sales?
Hi! Welcome to the first issue of Thrive’s quarterly newsletter, featuring a regular spotlight on members with a story to tell, a top tip from a networking expert, and our suggestions for getting the very best from your networking experience.