Thrive member Simon Hiscox was smart enough to jump on board the e-commerce train back in the early noughties.
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 […]
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 […]
Growing a ‘thriving’ business requires you branching out to find new contacts, including partners to collaborate with, along with clients and customers to sell to. We all at times need a little help and guidance opening specific doors, with networking key to making this possible. Networking should not be sly and devious, treated as an […]
Before I started my own business, the very thought of networking made me pull a face – and it was not a pretty one. This face was the result of hearing one too many corporate presentations and spending agonising hours having strained small talk over a prawn vol-au-vent. These experiences were the very opposite of […]
Building a tight-knit network helps get you and your products or services get noticed by the right people in the right place, but keeping your network informed is just as important as having great people in that network, if not more important.
Being a member of Thrive has opened up several business opportunities and helped me to expand my network of professional contacts, many of whom have become friends. I’ve been impressed by how several aspects of Thrive has helped change and shape my business.
Last year Cheryl Cade gave up her day job to embark on a business built around her true passion – beer! Now she and her husband Mark run The Thirst Consultants, a company committed to celebrating beer and elevating its reputation. Here Cheryl tells us about turning her hobby into a living, and how networking […]
There are plenty of people who turn up to networking events believing that their very presence will unlock doors and help them build important connections. At Thrive, we passionately believe that face-to-face connections are vital and that forging personal relationships at networking events is the key to building a strong business network. But simply arriving […]