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.
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 […]
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Thrive spotlight: Hannah Smith, investment analyst, Anglia Captial Group As a group of entrepreneurs and professionals, the Thrive network loves to hear about exciting new ideas and innovations.
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 […]
Most people will tell you they attend a professional event to network, yet most people don’t know how to do it effectively. So here’s my top tips on how to survive.
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 […]
Networking is just another sales tool used to accomplish your business goals and the people who effectively use networking in a positive way seem to always enjoy the greatest return.
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.
If you’ve had a bright idea that needs protecting, Michael Flynn is your man. A specialist in intellectual property, Michael helps creative types navigate the complicated process of safeguarding their ideas, and helps inventors and brands owners on the tricky journey to market. However, this niche area of law isn’t Michael’s only passion – he’s […]
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 […]