13Apr

It’s not magic, make the time.

If at a networking meeting you just tell people what you do and hope that they will remember you when they need your services, Wrong!  So how are you going to make the most of your networking and what steps are you going to take to make your networking work for you? (more…)

08Feb

Is there any truth in the ‘lucky approach’ when networking? 

Luck out by networking with the right mindset 

When you sign up to a networking activity, you want to ensure it’s an opportunity for you to meet great professional people and forge meaningful connections. But whether you make the most of this chance will depend on you – and how you approach the experience. According to research done by Professor Richard Wiseman, a psychologist studying the role of luck in our lives, you can make yourself ‘luckier’ by changing your behaviour. In the business arena these changes in mindset could pay dividends. Are you ready to adopt a ‘lucky attitude’?  (more…)

23Jan

Use networking to combat loneliness

Self-employed business owners urged to use networking to combat loneliness

A worrying rise in the link between self-employment and mental health issues has led the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to urge isolated workers to try networking. (more…)

Thrive, together we mean business
18Jan

Is networking in your budget? 

Have you factored networking into your budget?

Don’t you just love the New Year and the chance it gives you to plan for the next 12 months of business growth? For many of us, it’s the time when we think about the cash we’re going to allocate to different brand awareness activities such as marketing, events and PR. However, many businesses neglect to allocate budget for networking, and we think that’s a big mistake. At Thrive, we see every week the power of trusted connections made in our groups and how they help the businesses in our community grow.  (more…)

15Dec

Out of sight, out of mind?

Want to Thrive? Be in the room! 

At Thrive, we do things differently – and that means that building trusted connections between our community of professionals. Developing business friendships that generate genuine, valuable leads takes time. That means you need to show up regularly so the people in your group can get to know, like and trust you. Are you ready to become a successful Thriver?  (more…)