Being a member of Thrive has opened up several business opportunities and helped me to expand my network of professional contacts, many of whom have become friends. I’ve been impressed by how several aspects of Thrive has helped change and shape my business.
Last year Cheryl Cade gave up her day job to embark on a business built around her true passion – beer! Now she and her husband Mark run The Thirst Consultants, a company committed to celebrating beer and elevating its reputation. Here Cheryl tells us about turning her hobby into a living, and how networking […]
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.
Connections count! Developing relationships with fellow business people is the key to long-term success. Get good at networking and see your business soar.
A “professional network” is actually a group of business people who like each other and are willing to help each other out. It’s about making connections by building solid relationships, it’s no more difficult than that.
Thrive Face Of The Fortnight: David Woodward, Tas Valley Fire Thirty years of fighting fires in the Norfolk brigade didn’t leave fire officer David Woodward wanting a nice, long sit down. Instead, he rejected retirement to fulfil his ambition of being his own boss – with great success.
1. On the first party of Christmas Networking my true love gave to me . . . The Office Party Opp-or-tunity!
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.
Networking provides you with a great source of contacts and connections which often helps opens the door to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or even connect with.