By Nicky Thomas In networking circles, we frequently bound around the ‘Know - Like - Trust’ formula as the tried and tested route to delivering sustainable referrals for our business. But how often do we take a step back and consider how it really works in action? It sounds simple. Have a coffee; get to know and [...]
The continued growth of BforB continues, with the launch of another new group later this month, this time in Hull.
Successful networking takes time. Becoming great at what you do takes time. The same is true with winning business, or building trust at your BforB meeting. So let us look at this scenario: having attended your first BforB meeting you were really impressed, and decide that networking does work. So you applied for membership, and [...]
Let’s not beat about the bush: we all go networking because we want to sell our business and services, and in doing so, gain new customers/clients. That is the main reason we do it. That said, in doing so, we make connections with fellow business people, make friends, learn from other people, gain the [...]
Rugby league legend Micky Highams was the star guest at a packed launch of the latest group, in Leigh, of the networking organisation Business for Breakfast. Micky mingled with members of the local business community, gave his support to the new group, and talked about the link between sport and business: not just as a [...]
Many of us marvel at the achievements of some of the world’s greatest sportsmen and women. Those who rise head and shoulders above their rivals don’t do it overnight: talent is given, greatness is earned, usually by hours and hours of toil and sweat. The world of business has many similarities to sport: preparation, competition, [...]
After all, if you don’t get out there and spread the word about what you do and how you do it, then who will. Networking comes in many forms, and frankly, you can network all day and every day: over breakfast, during the morning, at lunchtimes, in the afternoon, after work, and in the evening. [...]
The power of women in business is undeniable. Companies with a large proportion of women in senior roles anecdotally tend to be the most successful, and insolvency practitioners KSA Group Limited have conducted research that found businesses with female owners are less likely to go bust. Yet gender inequality is still a problem when it [...]
LOVE is in the air. Love is all around us. And why shouldn’t it be. It’s Valentine’s Day, and love will be the focus for many people throughout the day. Romance lives on around the world, and long may it do so. Here at BforB we love our partners, those of us in a relationship; [...]
So, you run a business and network regularly? You’re a busy networker on behalf of the company you work for? Or maybe you are looking for a fresh challenge, and prepared to make a small investment to go with it?