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 […]
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”.
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 […]
People can sometimes lose sight of the fact that networking is the means and not the end of their business-building and marketing activities. They desperately attend as many networking events as they can, frantically trying to pitch for new business.
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. […]
By Rhian Morgan Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Succeeding in business is all about making connections, as one of the world’s top entrepreneurs, Richard Branson, once said. Rhian Morgan talks to Lorna Burroughes, director of networking group Thrive, about why we need to network, how golf can help with business, and her top tips […]
Do you have you a networking strategy? There’s more to networking than ‘turning up’! From identifying who you want to connect with, to knowing where to find them, there are some essential questions you should answer in order to create a networking plan that will work for you.
There’s a common misconception that people aren’t interested in networking over the summer. People may be less interested in serious, results-oriented networking, but it is essential that you don’t slacken off over the summer months, yes take a holiday, get outside and enjoy the good weather, but use this time to get ahead of the […]
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.
Caroline Billings – solicitor, Hatch Brenner. Forget what you know about aloof legal eagles in a stuffy suits, Caroline Billings is a solicitor on a mission to bring the human touch to this serious business. That’s why she’s found Thrive to be the perfect place to reach out to other professional people, and ensure she’s giving her […]