At Thrive, it’s always a treat to have member talks that allow us an insight into their working world but also could add value to our own businesses.
With the summer holidays almost over and the children ready to go back to school, it’s time to turn our attention back to business. The first day back at school children look to catch up with their old friends, share their holiday stories and look to make some new school friends. Now we’re all grown-up […]
Walk into any business networking event and there are usually two types of people you are most likely to meet, the first set, these are the people who are inspiring and stimulating, they leave you feeling upbeat, glad that you’ve encountered them and you look forward to having another conversation with them in the future. […]
Building a tight-knit network helps get you and your products or services get noticed by the right people in the right place, but keeping your network informed is just as important as having great people in that network, if not more important.
Socialising is all part of networking, but networking is more extensive than this. The purpose of networking is to create connections between different people with different needs, so how do you turn the socialising and get to the point of having a deeper conversation with someone in the first place? Networking is a skill, like […]
You can’t be successful at networking if you don’t understand what it is. Surprisingly, many people have the wrong idea about it. Before you can begin, you should have a clear idea of what networking is not. Networking is not about being pushy or aggressive.
What’s the one thing most successful business people value above all else?
On Thursday 8th July, local businesswoman, Lorna Burroughes, will celebrate the launch of her own networking group, Thrive networking.
Why network? Successful networking, like any other business activity, is more affective when you have clearly defined goals, this will go a long way to making them into positive habits.
Word-of-mouth referrals are powerful in numerous ways, they cut costs, boost efficiency, add value to you, your products or service, and first and foremost, they can help build you and your business an outstanding reputation that is priceless.