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  • Let’s refer you

    Let’s refer you

    ‘Good timing.’ I uttered as mince pies arrived, along with Stephen, our guest for the morning. Stephen is a likeable fellow, he’d been recently made redundant from a local research firm when he called to attend our meeting. We were about to hear his plan for the business going forward, how might we refer Stephen. [&hellip...

  • Business in the morning

    Business in the morning

    It was a typically cold, dark December morning and I was more than pleased when Natasha and coffee(!) arrived, just as we’d finished the setting for today’s business over breakfast. Approaching headlights suggested that our hostess and I wouldn’t be alone for long though, the first of our company were on their way. Nice and [&hellip...

  • Community network

    Community network

    Community-focused networking has lots of benefits, some are immediately evident, others need clarification and I was witness to this just recently as around twenty met over ‘brunch.’ Our guest was Michael, with a lot of domestic responsibility, being the ‘office at home’ and supporting two young kids. He loved the idea of opportunity through engagement, [&hellip...

  • Don’t mention Vicar!

    Don’t mention Vicar!

    The conversation was going nicely until I mentioned our Vicar. My colleague Helen has a well established stained glass business when the conversation naturally turned to business referral. ‘Would you like an introduction to the Vicar, Helen?’ ‘No.’ Came her curt reply, the ecclesiastic world is not my market, I prefer to provide my services to [&hellip...

  • Networking and bigger cake

    Networking and bigger cake

    Today is about cake. I’d no sooner swallowed the first bite of my (very generously) iced doughnut when my table partner immediately went on the offensive… I don’t know why you bother with these meetings Charlie, I mean, come on, you can’t be making the big bucks? I’d known David a few months now, he [&hellip...

  • Plant with care

    Plant with care

    Plant with care, weed with purpose Long ago I was advised I should be hanging on to those business cards … ‘you never know when it may come in useful.’ Trouble is, I’ve just taken a look at around 25yrs worth of hanging on to business cards and I’ve come to the conclusion that 60% [&hellip...

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