Business Networking Articles Effective business networking with NRG Business Networks http://www.nrg-networks.com Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:32:29 +0000 en Business networking strategies for the shy Tips for shy professionals to thrive in business networking. Also useful for those new to networking http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=706 Applying the 7 habits to your business networking The 7 habits of highly successful people by Stephen R. Covey lists the seven habits that will help you become more effective if you work on them. This article explains how you can apply them to be more effective at business networking. http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=645 Why networking doesn't work Business people often turn to networking at different times. Start ups will often network like crazy early on and established businesses will often start when traditional routes to market dry up. The thing they very often have in common is the idea that networking is the answer to their problem. The first and BIG mistake that many people make is they dive headlong into the activity of networking with a complete misunderstanding of what networking really is. http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=530 Grow your business through business networking Are you a business owner? Looking to grow your business? Discover how to succeed through business networking. Business networking is now an established route to market for SME business owners. Done well it can be the main way you can grow your business through consistent and sustainable quality referrals. Here are my thoughts of what are the key elements. http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=529 Sorting out the Chaos Many of us lead fairly chaotic business lives. We never seem to have time to sit back and think strategically about where we're going and how we're going to get there, let alone do anything substantial about it. Instead, we end up conducting a daily series of fire-fighting actions which leads to inefficiency, frustration and stress. In the worst-cases, the stress can manifest itself in tiredness, grumpiness, depression and deteriorating personal relationships. I call this the "chaotic business syndrome". Typical indicators are ...... http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=615 Choosing What to Act On The Strategic Management Process. In his last article Phil establishes the importance of following the strategic management process if you want to grow your business, become a more successful and reduce your stress. In this article he describes the first four of the five-stage strategic management process. 1. Start with the Foundations. Like building a house, we need to start with .... http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=616 The BIG Mistake That Means Networking Doesnt Work Business people often turn to networking at different times. Start ups will often network like crazy early on and established businesses will often start when traditional routes to market dry up. The thing they very often have in common is the idea that networking is the answer to their problem. The first and BIG mistake that many people make is they dive headlong into the activity of networking with a complete misunderstanding of what networking really is. Here are 10 top tips on what NOT to do! http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=614 Never Judge a Book by its Cover! Effective networking is not about who you know - it's about who they know (ie the people you spend time building relationships. Find out how Jeremy Marchant developed a major piece of new business through developing the right relationship at the right time. http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=613 Nothing Compares To The Power Of Trust Many articles about networking sound the same: Different authors, different words, but an identical message. "Making the right impression at a networking meeting is important", but that alone does not help you find new business... http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=612 I Refuse to Participate in a Recession? Now More Than Ever! http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=610 Have you unlocked the benefits of business networking? Summary of networking research conducted by NRG-networks in 2005 and 2006 to understand the importance of developing trust in business relationships as part of networking. http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=611 10 tips for building business with the effective use of offline & online networks You could be forgiven for thinking there was a battle being fought between offline & online networks with some of the messages from organisations in both camps. The reality is that the online networks give us a really effective tool for supporting our offline business networking activities. They only do that, however, if we go about both activities strategically. I have been an active member of online networks since I discovered them in 2003. Here are my top 10 tips for building business with the effective use of offline & online networks. http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=609 Getting the most out of One2One meetings http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=608 LinkedIn - your best online networking friend http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=601 Who's in your network? http://www.nrg-networks.com/blogs.php?cat=3&blog=607