We all know that if you want to succeed in the digital age you’ve got to have a website that showcases what you do. But looking good is only the start of the process. Norwich Thrive member Tracy Martin from it’s eeze websites says that it’s not just having the right content and images that’s important, being responsive is crucial too. Read more
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”. Read more
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. Read more
Have you heard this? “I don’t need to network”. What you’re really saying is that you will never be in need of the help of others.
Networking is just a fancy word for relationship building, in which business people and entrepreneurs meet, so what you’re basically saying that you are happy to live enclosed within the group you’ve created, you know all you need to know and have put up barriers to stop anyone else entering in. We rely on our networks to advise us and keep us on track, and we give back to our networks in return, the better your network the more knowledge you can tap into. Read more
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. Read more
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 any others, which means that it needs to be practiced on a regular basis. Read more
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and it’s a great way to increase brand awareness, to reach, nurture and acquire professional customers on and off the LinkedIn platform and ultimately drive leads to get in touch with you. It’s really easy and can be a great way to: Read more
Developing relationships with fellow business people is the key to long-term success. Get good at networking and see your business soar. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more