Networking tip #3: Be proactive

It is important that you proactively seek networking opportunities instead of leaving it to a chance invitation that only comes once in a blue moon. Your first step should be defining what it is that you would like to receive from your network. Secondly, networking is not necessarily about going to an event, why not…

Neworking tip # 1 :Help one another

Often, people make the mistake of entering a networking situation purely for selfish motives. This can be off putting and if you are already nervous about having to speak to a room full of people, this will not make you any friends. Instead, turn the idea of networking on its head, and enter that room…

The Business Agenda – A great success

The inaugural meeting of The Business Agenda, a free to attend seminar organised by Working Breakfast for the businesses of Market Harborough and Leicestershire, was a huge success. It brought together over 80 businesses who were treated to a good open networking session and 2 superb speakers in Chris Davis, of Bamboozle Theatre and Alastair…

Is Pinterest for you?

The new kid on the social media block that’s causing quite a commotion with lots of interest and hits is Pinterest. This pin board based scrapbook site is sending back more traffic to linked websites than Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube combined. It’s definitely one to keep your eye on, the monthly stats prove that. The concept…

Is Your Accountant Qualified?

Many people don’t realise that anyone can call themselves an accountant even if they have no professional qualifications and are not members of a recognised accounting body.  Often the first time people realise their accountant is not qualified is when they apply for a mortgage or a loan.  Normally the providers will only accept accounts…