Smarta.com, a free online business resource for small business owners, has joined forces with TV Dragon Deborah Meaden and Bebo Founder Michael Birch in a nationwide search for the UK’s smartest businesses.
Why do so many people struggle to attain a real return from all of their networking activities? There are a host of possible reasons but I thought this might be a good time to share some ways in which you can get more of a return from your networking.
Business networking specialist Andy Lopata takes time to shatter a few illusions, as networking groups do not produce referrals.
That may disappoint a few people who have spent a lot of time and money joining groups in the hope of generating new business. Hours spent at breakfast meetings, lunches and chatting over canapés when you could have been watching The Apprentice…..all wasted.
As December approaches, I’m sure you’re already sick and tired of getting the ‘call me back after Christmas’ line only to find that come January, you can’t get hold of the person ever again! As the festive season roles in, I’m going to take a look at how to overcome these objections and make the most of the festive period.
IT solutions company, Ylem, has hit £1 million turnover through networking with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and other local business groups. Networking in Somerset has brought many rewards including financial ones.
“People don’t like being sold to, but they like to buy”; so goes one of the oldest myths in sales. This fallacy ignores the fact that, as buyers, we have real fears. Unless companies understand these fears, they are likely to miss issues that can become a real barrier to the purchase being made. Here sales expert Grant leboff talks about these myths and how to break them down
Companies are continually looking for ways to generate quality sales leads and find new customers. A considerable amount of time, effort and money is often spent in this area. Yet, perhaps one of the easiest and most effective business generation avenues is often overlooked.
A review of the state of online business has revealed the startling statistic that nine out of every 10 fail. Fortunately, there are ways of ensuring that your operation is the one in 10.
Business Matters is proud to be one of the media partners in The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management Successful Selling conference to be held next month in Birmingham. As the UK’s only professional body for sales people we are proud to be involved to help our readers get great ideas and guidance on how to boost their sales as we enter 2010 with a renewed impetus and for greater return. We are able to offer two lucky readers FREE tickets worth £230 each to attend the conference.
Business Scene, the UK’s fastest growing online business community, has invited companies from across the capital to join them at ‘London Connections’, sponsored by Microsoft and Alliance & Leicester.
More than 200 SMEs from a range of industries are expected to attend, bringing the city’s leading business networking groups together under one roof on the 15th September.
Grant Leboff looks at the fact that when we look for a new product or service today, we probably only undertake two activities and why we forget the obvious option of Word of Mouth marketing.
Love it or hate it, Twitter has become something of a social media phenomenon. The idea of telling the world what you had for breakfast might fill you with horror, but there’s no denying that any channel that helps you identify emerging trends and engage with huge numbers of people has to have some potential as a business tool. We asked ntl:Telewest Business’s John Cunningham for his top ten tips on how you can use Twitter to benefit your bottom line.