Business

Silence Isn’t Golden

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“Silence is golden”, according to the classic Sixties song, echoing the old proverb “speech is silver, silence is golden”. Profound philosophy, perhaps, but definitely not a philosophy to be applied to your business. Silence isn’t golden so much as likely to cost your weight in gold.   Getting the Word Out You can build your Read More

Business

Two Excellent Training/Networking Events

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In recent months, I haven’t ventured far outside the excellent 4Networking and Business Buzz for networking and picking up tips. So it’s a little surprising that last week I went to two different events on consecutive evenings. Both were excellent, and both were very different. Digital Networking Evening — The Lodge, Ware Wednesday’s event was Read More

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The Hertfordshire Business Expo 2016

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My last experience of a business expo was the Business Show at ExCel. As I mentioned in my May newsletter, I found that interesting but rather over-large and overwhelming — I needed a map to find my way around, and the dozen or more seminars going on at the same time were often directly competing Read More

Business

Can You Network Too Much?

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As you may know, I’m enthusiastic about business networking. Although my website has helped (I currently rank second on the Google search for “copywriting services Hertfordshire”), it’s mainly been networking that’s allowed me to build up a solid client-base over the past two years, whether from direct contact or from referrals. My regular groups are Read More

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That Was 2015, That Was

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Happy New Year, everyone. Well, 2015 is over and (apart from the last part) it was a pretty good year for me. I finished 2014 with business gradually increasing, after several months of finding it difficult to get the business going. By that time, I had three regular clients who gave me varying amounts of Read More

Business networking

4Sight and 4seeing

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I recently took a step into the unknown by doing a 4Sight spot at 4Networking. For those of you unfamiliar with the 4N set-up, the 4Sight is a twenty-minute slot in each meeting in which a member – either a regular or visitor – gives a talk on a topic of interest. The only rule Read More