I happened to overhear what I think is some of the best advice I’ve heard about making your way in the business world. “No one is going to plan or manage your networking for you, so you need to”.
Going to your first networking meeting can seem daunting. But there are a few simple tricks to putting you at ease for your first Thrive foray. 1.Get happy
The more successful networkers, the people who use networking to build their business, are very used to spotting the people who only turn up when they want something. Most people hate selling and I don’t know about you, but I don’t like being sold to, just hearing someone’s hard pitch, their words often make me […]
Thrive members Joe Lenton and Kate White are proof positive that meaningful networking connections pay off. Introduced through the group, the duo soon hit it off and realised that with Kate’s words and Joe’s photographs, they could offer the complete package as a team.
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 […]
There are plenty of people who turn up to networking events believing that their very presence will unlock doors and help them build important connections. At Thrive, we passionately believe that face-to-face connections are vital and that forging personal relationships at networking events is the key to building a strong business network. But simply arriving […]
Organic growth is good! Supporting and nurturing your business connections can really help your company grow. Organically grown business relationships can lead to good things for both parties.
Leaving the safety of graphic design agencies to set up on his own was a big gamble for north Norfolk creative Steve Jenkins. But he’s held true to his vision, and says the world of self-employment is exciting and fulfilling. Thrive: Pitch us your business, Steve.
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.