Enterprise Nation, in partnership with Staples, has published its five step plan for small business success. From planning and organising, to networking and time-saving tricks, read more about how to make the most of your business.
Particularly in the early years of owning your business, networking is a vital skill to practice regularly. Whether you’re at a conference or a wedding, keeping your ears open to the potentially valuable new contacts is an effective business tactic. One great tip for brilliant networking is to begin by asking yourself how you can help the person you’re speaking to. Do you know someone on the lookout for the sort of services they offer, or maybe you’ve heard of a funding source or event that corresponds neatly to their type of work? Showing that you’re a thoughtful, informed person will encourage people to remember you and think of your name when a relevant opportunity arises.