There’s nothing more powerful than having a your networking group………..

Have you ever sought advice from the people in a business network you belong to? If not, you could be missing out on some of the other benefits of being involved in a networking group. Yes, the primary reason you’re networking is to get referrals, but you also gain access to professionals in almost every type of business.
 At Thrive, we believe that business people can achieve significantly more together than they can in isolation, a place where you can tap to gain more information and knowledge but I believe that there is some etiquette that goes along with this.
  • Don’t ask for advice people would normally charge you for. A quick question or two is fine, but don’t go too far, they are not there to give you a freebie.
  • Don’t have a hidden agenda. If your fellow network members believe you are seeking advice as a way of promoting your services, they will not only be unwilling to help you, but they will also feel less confident about your ability to help them.
  • Before you ask for something, give something, it can be a good way to show your expertise in your field. Asking for advice from people before you’ve given anything is a little like trying to get a withdrawal from your banking account without having put anything in first.
As a group of business people, we try to gain a mutual understanding of each other’s businesses by the development of close working relationships so your Thrive network does most of the work generating referrals, leads and new business. A powerful personal network not only can help you expand your business, but it also can help you improve your business.

Lorna Burroughes
Thrive – developing your connections for growth


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