While the majority of humans are sociable by nature, the art of networking is one that requires a lot of practice! As the saying goes “it’s not what you, it’s who you know”, and networking can open many doors that would otherwise be closed off to the average business owner. Whether you are looking to woo industry influencers on a local scale or socialise in bigger national circles, getting networking right can take any business to new heights.
Here I share the networking secrets that have helped me ‘work the circuit’ so you can exercise your skills and get the very best for your business…
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Whether you are a traditional company looking to reach more customers through the power of the net or a start-up business looking to cut costs and reduce risk from the outset, launching an online business can offer a variety of advantages for organisations from various industries.
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Like many entrepreneurs, my business started life rather conventionally as we connected with customers through word of mouth and great service. However, taking our venture online meant that our services had a range that could never be achieved outside the virtual world. Here we share the tips that will help you launch your online business with a bang… (more…)
While many individuals and businesses alike would love nothing more than to silent their critics the World Wide Web has given both the people who love and hate your products or services a voice. Poor reputation management online can be extremely damaging to your business, and as well as telling potential consumers to steer clear, negative reviews can have a major impact on your business’ bottom line.
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Whether you run a small, local business or a large multi-national firm, you should never underestimate the power and cost of poor reputation. As well as delivering the best service you can to returning and new customers, there are a series of steps you can take to ensure you manage your reputation effectively throughout the online world… (more…)