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I have been business networking now for over 20 years, starting in the Scottish Borders with Contact, a group for women in Business back in the late 1990s. I have always found networking enjoyable and worthwhile, but you do have to choose what is right for you.

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Competitors in a swimming race

As somebody who is a bit of a sports fanatic, I am always interested with how business owners view their competition. In sport clearly competition is good, partly because otherwise it wouldn’t be entertaining, but also because it actually improves the players. Men’s tennis over the last 20 years or so has been a fine…

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I see a lot of business cards. I network, so I receive a lot and I offer a service that inputs info from business cards onto contact management systems. Some of them make me think “Wow,” some make me cringe, some make me search for my glasses. Your business card is important. If you go…

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  We all want local businesses to do well. Something that is increasingly important is to support local businesses on social media. Online platforms are all about connection and engagement with an audience. Algorithms mean that a simple ‘follow’ or ‘like’ won’t do much to increase the visibility of the business that you want to…

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On Saturday the 12th September I will be lining up at The Knavesmire in York to run my 100th parkrun. I will be joined by family, friends from the running community and friends I’ve made through business. There will be cake! For those of you who don’t know what parkrun is here is a quote…

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It seems that every week is a National Something Week: pie week; farmhouse breakfast week, library week; and every other day is an awareness day. In your city there will also be promotional events such as food festivals, film festivals and book weeks. Your own street may also have set up a trader’s association to…

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