Networking is one of the most effective ways to grow your business – if you do it right. At Thrive, we believe the best way to create genuine, fruitful business relationships is to build bonds with trusted connections. So, to help you do just that, here’s are three important steps you can take to make […]
Going to your first networking meeting can seem daunting. But there are a few simple tricks to putting you at ease for your first Thrive foray. 1.Get happy
Thrive members Joe Lenton and Kate White are proof positive that meaningful networking connections pay off. Introduced through the group, the duo soon hit it off and realised that with Kate’s words and Joe’s photographs, they could offer the complete package as a team.
Beat the Brexit uncertainty – form your own strategic alliance! The impact of Brexit has sent shockwaves through the business world, and it’s no wonder people are panicking about the uncertainty ahead. However, the most successful businesses are those who are resilient in the face of uncertainty and harness it to creative, innovative change within […]
I am on a mission to get people thinking about networking differently. Why? Because many people totally write off networking as not for them, they see it as a pushy sales technique that they’d rather have no part in. This could be true of some networking, I often hear that I the phrase “I don’t […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The power of networking is undeniable but you could waste valuable time by going to every group but getting zero benefit out of it. Simply collecting thousands of business cards won’t give you the immediate results you might be looking for. We’ve found it’s so much more than that.