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by Philippa Constable on 18th Nov 2020

There’s no denying that online networking is the new normal and, as I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I believe that it is here to stay in some form even when life starts to get back to normal and we can meet more freely...

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by Philippa Constable on 24th Sep 2020

In a word, YES! But like with everything in business the results very much depend on the on going effort you put it.  It’s very easy to jump from network meeting to network meeting, throwing a few business cards...

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by Philippa Constable on 25th Aug 2020

  Networking is all about building relationships and at We Mean Biz and Women Mean Biz we are so proud of the friendships and community spirit that you have all built with each other over the years. Of course these relationships...

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by Philippa Constable on 24th Jul 2020

The past few months have been very strange for business owners all over the world, but here in our little corner of the UK we have been heartened to see that the majority of this wonderful community of business people have been making...

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by Philippa Constable on 24th Jul 2020

  The past few months have been very strange for business owners all over the world, but here in our little corner of the UK we have been heartened to see that the majority of this wonderful community of business people have...

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by Philippa Constable on 30th Nov 2017

Have you considered how networking can help you at every stage of your business? If you are looking to start up on your own or have recently delved into the self-employed world, networking is a key stepping stone in helping you...

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by Philippa Constable on 2nd Nov 2017

We all know that word of mouth recommendation is the MOST powerful marketing you can do for your business. That’s why most people network, to build long term genuine relationships so that members can confidently recommend you...

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by Philippa Constable on 19th Oct 2017

It happens all the time, and pretty much at every networking meeting I go to. Most people are not aware they are doing it. But, it isn’t serving them! So, what am I talking about? It’s when a business owner starts to talk...

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by Philippa Constable on 11th Jul 2017

Business networking helps many business owners and entrepreneurs build long term relationships, and one of the most exciting elements is what this can lead to. For me, the art of good networking is all about collaboration.  I’m...

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by Philippa Constable on 29th Jul 2014

Having observed ALOT of networking over the past 9 years, I have concluded that there are two types of networkers.  There are those people who are re-active networkers, and those that are pro-active networkers. So, which one...

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by Philippa Constable on 16th Apr 2013

This is a question that I ask everyone who comes on our WMB Networking Skills workshop and we get so many different answers.   It has become very apparent over the course of the last 8 years, that many people do not really,...

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by Philippa Constable on 4th Dec 2012

  Business networking has become an essential activity for micro, small  and  medium sized companies, entrepreneurs, and even the larger corporates are sending out their sales and marketing senior staff to ‘network’.  ...

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