Three Ways Social Networking Leads To Better Business

By Scott Hebner, Social Solutions Vice President, IBM   Are you networking? Have you tweeted something or updated your LinkedIn status this week? Liked or shared something on Facebook or Instagram this week? More importantly, are you using social networking to learn, gain knowledge, engage with experts on what interests you? Are you sharing your […]

How to use word of mouth to enhance your reputation

By Alan Bell When people think of referral marketing, networking is usually the first thing that pops into their minds. Going to events, working the room, telling everyone about how wonderful their product or service is and coming away with lots of business cards are considered the measures of success. However, this is misinformed and […]

5 reasons people come to an event

What drives event participation? For an answer to this question, I turned to my friends at Event360.  They have a great five-point model to describe event participation. (Get a free download here.)  A good event speaks to as many of these factors as possible. Here are the highlights: 1. Affinity to third-party group. Often participation […]

Photographer & Model do a presentation with a difference

Members and viitors to last Wednesday’s Southside B2B business network meeting were treated to a presentation with a difference in the National Yacht Club Dunlaoghaire. Colin Byford of Byfocal Photography gave us a  “fly on the wall” view of what it’s like in his studio when he brought this mobile studio along to the yacht […]

Every professional needs to win referral business – heres some tips on how!

In Network Marketing terms new business comes from one of three sources: Existing clients wanting more work Existing clients recommending their friends and network Referrals from Introductions These  are probably the easiest and most cost effective ways of winning more business. However, all three of these rely on you as a professional service firm knowing […]

Another successful Meeting at SouthsideB2B Business Network

Last night visitors and members were treated to a very nice presentation by our Painter & Decorator member Brian Roche. Brian told us how he started out in the business showed up some great slides of very prestigious work he has done over the past few years as a professional Painter & Decorator. He’s worked […]