Only people can

Does anyone care to imagine how the new business ‘entrepreneur’ grew the businesses prior to the advent of the internet? Before digital? Give me just a minute … With the consolidation of in-person networking during the mid 80’s ‘word of mouth’ established itself as the preferred tactic of obtaining new business introductions. People recognised theContinue reading “Only people can”

Be surprised.

Looks can be deceiving, life tests us each day, dares us to raise a smile and still, I often never see it happening. I’d like to share a short story with you. Not particularly linked to business, with only the merest reference to the practice of networking … although … well, you’ll see. Our sonContinue reading “Be surprised.”

Go tell …

During the course of these past ten years, I am constantly reminding myself that I could be better. I’m happy ‘where I am’ with the business, sure, although these days I’m driven to consider how I could improve.  Business is good. Recommendations are coming my way and while I’ve never been one to rest on myContinue reading “Go tell …”

Catch of the day!

Not all are successful when it comes to networking. An open mind helps, and the willingness to engage in good conversation also. Craig was the type of fellow who was only with us to pick up the business (aren’t we all.) He wasn’t interested in the benefits of any long-term mutual collaboration. Craig was huntingContinue reading “Catch of the day!”

It’s cash in hand!

It was at the regular Weeklybiz network morning session I’d been introduced to Thomas …  Thomas had left Uni a few months beforehand with a decent degree in Engineering and was now finding it tough to find work. His ‘careers adviser’ suggested he talk with Sara Eke ** and join The Weeklybiz for conversation. LeavingContinue reading “It’s cash in hand!”

Being there

‘You know Charlie, it’s tough for me to take time off work to attend these breakfast meetings.’ I used to hear the above phrase a lot during the early days of the Weeklybiz.  Taking time off work? Another popular version was: ‘I can’t afford to spend time away from the job for the sake ofContinue reading “Being there”

Being lucky

‘It was only a matter of time, David.’ We were discussing the referral my friend had collected during this morning’s meeting.  David had spent the past twelve months working on his presence, his persona, and the business. His input was now rewarding him with some important work for his company. David of course was happy,Continue reading “Being lucky”