Networking

Networking is important for small businesses. Face-to-face communication can help you forge productive relationships with key people.

Networking
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Networking - overview

The basics of how to network effectively - from initial contact to building relationships, rapport and trust and keeping lines of communication open.

Benefit from networking
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Benefit from networking

Networking helps you form and maintain relationships that could benefit your business. Our guide to seeing opportunities and making connections.

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Create a team networking culture

Good networking generates sales leads and contacts who can help you develop your business. But how do you get your employees to network effectively?

How I conquered my networking nerves
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How I conquered my networking nerves

Even seasoned networkers get butterflies when they walk into a room full of people. Charlie Lawson advises on how to overcome your networking fears.

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How networking benefits my business

Anita Brightley-Hodges, creative and managing director of Kent-based Brightley-Hodges Associates, explains how networking benefits her business.

Penguins: business networking
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The power of networking

Networking is a business and personal marketing tool that will deliver your overall business and marketing strategy. Lay your foundations for success.

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What's your personal brand?

People don't only have perceptions about products, services and organisations - they also develop perceptions about the people they meet.