The Holy Trinity Of Business: The 3 Most Important Aspects of a Successful Business

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“All things being equal, people do business with, and refer business to people they know, like and trust.” – Bob Burg, Motivational Speaker When people know, like, and trust you you’re more likely to get great referrals, have an increase in clients/customers, and have a far better rate of retention, which are all key to […]

Networking Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

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Business networking is an essential skill for any professional or business owner looking to connect with others and build their businesses. Although it is often overlooked as an “easy soft skill”, there are some common mistakes that can limit the success of your networking efforts. In this blog, we’ll look at 6 common mistakes and […]

Work-Life Balance: 7 Ways to Create a Balanced Life

With today’s technology, it’s harder than ever to leave work at the office. It’s almost expected that you’ll be able to access your work from home and that you’ll be reachable by your colleagues and/or clients. Work-life balance is more than just leaving work at the office, it’s about finding a way that they can […]

5 Interesting Conversation Starters for Your Next Networking Event

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When you attend a networking event, it’s hard to avoid having the same conversations over and over again. “What do you do? Where do you work? Do you know so-and-so?” It can get pretty monotonous having these surface level conversations all the time. Of course, you have to introduce yourself and get the other person’s name. […]

A Recession-Proof Way to Position Your Business to Thrive

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The last few years have been incredibly interesting for the New Zealand economy, from the pandemic and following lockdowns to the natural disasters and war that have contributed to the rising cost of living. In the face of adversity, we’ve had to be resilient, innovative, flexible, and compassionate. New Zealand has officially entered a recession, […]

4 Great Reasons to Get Your Employees to Join a Networking Group

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Business networking is often seen as something for business owners, partners, or managers – people that are higher up on the hierarchical chain of business. However, networking is a key skill to learn for all business people, whether they’re business owners, sole-traders, or employees.

So, why should you encourage your employees to join networking groups?

Sharing vs Selling – The Key to Effective Networking

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Many people believe that business networking is all about the hard sell. There is a stereotype that networking is a group of professionals sitting around in their suits and ties, just trying to sell, sell, sell. The thought of going into a setting like that can be quite intimidating as a first-time networker and can […]

Imposter Syndrome: How Networking can help you Overcome this Silent Business Killer.

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Imposter Syndrome: How Networking can help you Overcome this Silent Business Killer. Imposter Syndrome is a success squasher at best, and a silent business killer at worst. It’s like a shadow; ever present, but in the wrong circumstances it looms over you, blotting out everything around you. It covers your eyes so you can’t see […]

Virtual Networking vs In-Person Networking: Which is Best for You?

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Virtual Networking vs In-Person Networking: Which is Best for You? We’re lucky to be living in the digital age, where even a global pandemic can’t get in the way of networking! People from all over have jumped onto platforms such as FaceTime, Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams, in order to connect with one another […]

What is Business Networking and Why is it Important for a Successful Business?

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What is Business Networking and Why is it Important for a Successful Business? Whether you’re new in business or new to the workforce, you’ve probably been told to start networking. You may be wondering: What is Business Networking? And why is it important for my business and my career? WHAT IS BUSINESS NETWORKING? Business networking […]

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