Thrive members work in different sectors doing different roles, but one thing we all have in common is the need to be financially savvy. Luckily, at Thrive we have expert accountant Mark Johnstone from Argents to give us his insight into money matters. Here are Mark’s top five tips for keeping your business finances in […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Business may be great at the moment, and if it is I’m pleased for you. A couple of months ago I spoke with someone who was struggling with his time – quite simply he had so much business that he couldn’t prioritise his networking and yes you guessed it, when I met him last week […]
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.
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.
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.
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.