Employer Issues with LinkedIn

Stemming The Tide There are now over 200 million LinkedIn users; 74 million are located in the US, 18 million in India, and 11 million in the UK. While businesses see the benefits of encouraging their employees to be active on professional networking sites, this may create legal and practical difficulties. LinkedIn promotes the individual …

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Create a culture of shared success

One of the single greatest benefits of being a BNI membership is being part of a group. Not only is it a great source of business and potential revenue, but also a support network full of high-calibre business professionals that you can trust. Sure, we are all looking to grow our individual businesses and ultimately make …

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Are you a 90 minute networker?

How much time do you spend on your networking? As we all know, networking can play a major part in the development of any business and it is particularly important to small and medium sized businesses. The time we spend on expanding our networks and making those all important connections is precious and ultimately can …

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Networking is a journey

Many people make the mistake of joining networking groups under the misapprehension that it will yield immediate success and pay instant dividends. The reality of course is that it often takes a while to build relationships and see a return on your investment. This is because networking should be viewed as a journey and long-term vision. …

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Your reputation is like an onion

Yes, your reputation is like an onion. It has layers, lots of them. And if you want to keep your reputation fresh and healthy then you need to make sure that you are effectively managing those layers at all times. BNI is the core of your reputation. This is where you can relate to your fellow …

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Let’s get digital!

No we’re not asking you to do your best Olivia Newton-John routine, just modernise your networking and connect with the business community online.  The impact of social and digital media is well documented, with the digital age revolutionising how many of us communicate, consume information, make purchases and do business. However, many of us fail to …

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The importance of relationships

Every relationship requires work and your networking relationships are no different. A common thread can be seen with those individuals and companies who achieve the most success with their networking groups and colleagues; the strength of their relationships. They invest time and effort in creating and maintaining effective working relationships with those around them and …

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