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by Philippa Constable on 20th Jul 2022

  It’s not often we talk about the plus side of the pandemic, but the one thing it did do for us is open up the world of online networking. Before we all went into lock down, networking was very much about leaving...

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by Philippa Constable on 6th Jun 2022

In the 14 years that I have been networking and organising networking events one of the things I hear more times than I can shake a stick at is “I tried networking but it didn’t work for me”.  Often, when I...

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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 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...

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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 a...

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