Car phones. Remember those? Back in the day I spent much of my time in the car, back and forth supporting customers. The arrival of the telephone in the vehicle was good for business. Today we’re seeing mobile as one of the mainstays, an essential ‘accessory.’ We all have our opinions of the ‘pro’s andContinue reading “Back to basics”
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Gavin and I caught up after a few years being busy when he asked me: “Are you still networking?” I confirmed I was and that I was enjoying it, before he answered ‘why?’ … How about you, Gavin, how’s business? Charlie, I’ve plenty to keep me busy, most of the new projects don’t come throughContinue reading “Lasting impressions”
Going my way?
I don’t know Charlie, I seem to be standing still. Whatever I try to do fails to change my luck, any ideas where I’m going wrong? We’re all vulnerable to negative influences Chris, especially when the market is flat. If you’re asking for my opinion though, I need to know where you wish to go?Continue reading “Going my way?”
Accountability is less important to strangers.” I like this, it highlights one of the many reasons we’re meeting on a regular basis at Weeklybiz. Accountability, acting as you say you will. Being responsible. Strong personal relationships form a great platform for business, and it’s often rewarding to spend time with those you know well. There’s less pain,Continue reading “Goodbye stranger”
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”
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.”
‘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”
What’s your experience?
There was a time of course when I wasn’t considered an ‘expert’ in anything – least of all publishing. Sure, today the thirty+ years in the industry offer a kind of qualification, reassurance to potential clients. Although I’d never agree to be deemed an expert. Why? Because we’re always learning … and being an expert mayContinue reading “What’s your experience?”
Comes a time …
new business comes to those who ask
because seeking is a driver.