Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

Cooperative capitalism is designed to end resource consolidation by the elite class due to its rejection of the concept that an economy can remain stable based upon prediction, control, and unchecked speculation.

The Pinch Points of Starting Up and How to Manage them While Your Business is Growing. Simple Steps to Manage the Growing Pains of Starting Up.

What drives your search for answers to improve your business? Is it a deep understanding of who you are and what you do; is it an awareness of your objectives/goals and what you want for yourself and your organization… or is it something else? Whether we call it Internet overload, filter failure or just plain lack of clarity, sometimes we need to step back and examine our MO.

Many of you will know Lorna Sixsmith from her successful business Garrendenny Lane, or Write on Track, or the Blog […]

It’s a challenging environment for Irish SME’s as they seek growth, funding and stability. smeople is a new nework that provides Irish small business owners a different way to network, do business with one another and get funded. In this interview, Rob Marr explains why he co-founded smeople and how creating a community will encourage positive business growth.

Marketing materials represent you and your business. They act as a calling card, a reference, a reminder, a point of contact for people to connect with and contact you. Get your messaging right and you’re memorable, appropriately tailored and connected to the right audience. Get it wrong and you’re simply wasting your time and money

How many articles about social media are there? 1 million? 2? Do you really think we need another one? Well, […]

Whether we’re buying or selling, we have a choice as to how we do business. But, all too often, we attempt to manipulate our transactions through fear or we feel seduced and trapped into decisions that we may not otherwise make. We are so used to these methods that we become inured to them. How can we turn things around so we are in command of our choices, respectful of others and actually feel inspired to do business?

Let’s face it: we all go through dry patches. Despite the assurances we may proffer at networking events, and the knowledge that our work cycle may be wavy, not straight, it can get stressful if the gap between jobs stretches beyond our comfort zone. And I’m talking about real, paid jobs—not the talking, meetings, researching, browsing and other ‘legitimate’ distractions we employ in the fallow times. It’s a downward spiral when all the doing is based on a fear of not getting.

Margaret Smith was a quiet, shy, stay at home mother who transformed in a couple of years to become a successful business owner of UmNumNum boutique cookery school. Not only that but Margaret has extended her education, created a very popular business network, attracted media attention, given speeches and talks plus embraced Social Media very effectively. Margaret explains to me how this all came about, also she gives advice to other start-ups and Social Media tips plus explains the whirlwind that was 2011 for her.