Friday, January 4, 2008

Networking and Business Isolation

I was speaking to someone this morning who sits on one of the Bank of England advisory sub committees. She shared the prediction that 2008 would see many business owners feeling increasingly isolated.

In a business networking survey we conducted last year the feeling of being 'isolated in business' was one of the top three reasons given for joining a Business Network. It's lonely at the top!

Your network provides you with great support in addition to business. Take some time to assess if you have the complete support, resource and advocate networks you need around you. Start now to build your network where you have any holes and continue to nurture those existing relationships. If you only start to make and maintain the right connections when you really need them that may well be too late.

Good Networking!
Dave Clarke
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