Networking strategy

By using this networking strategy you will be able to make very efficient use of your time while you are at a networking event. It will also make it easier for you to attend the event as you will know in the back of your mind that you need only stay for 30 minutes if […]

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 […]

Proper Networking Etiquette

This past week I went to a networking event geared towards entrepreneurs of all kinds in my local Baltimore area and was blown away by all the great people I met. From the tech field to charities and the food and beverage industry, there were great people doing great things in my community. When I […]

Showing Up Is Not Enough:

Five Ways to Get Better Results From Networking Why do people avoid one of the most effective job search strategies? For a lot of people networking is an unpleasant necessity of the job search. Much like the idea of public speaking sparks dread, networking causes otherwise confident job seekers to doubt their worth. They know […]

7 Tips for Better Business Networking

Networking is one of the most effective ways to build your business. The simple truth is people feel more comfortable doing business with people they know. Building relationships with the people who can benefit from your products and services raises the likelihood of them one day becoming your customer. sevenBut there are some definite dos […]

The 4 Key Steps To Better Business Networking

I don’t believe in miracle solutions for career or business development, but if I believed in one, it would certainly be business networking. I think your professional skills aren’t worth very much unless people know about them and they know about you. This is where business networking comes in. As a communication coach, I’ve seen […]

There’s Always Room for a Cup of Coffee …

When your life seems almost too hard to handle, remember the story about the jar and a couple of beers. A philosophy professor stood before his class and started to fill a very large and empty mayonnaise jar with rocks. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was. […]

Now that it’s all over, what next?

Ok so the SouthsideB2B Visitors night is over and what a great night it was too. A very big thank you to all our visitors and hhat a great bunch of enthusiastic business people too. Yes they came from far and wide to tell others about their respective businesses. It was another great network meeting, […]

SouthsideB2B Visitors Night 17-4-2013

It’s arrived! Today is the day of the second best Business Network Meeting of the year. SouthsideB2B Visitors Night 17 April at 19:30 National Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland Southside Business Network is holding another one of it’s now famous Visitor Nights. This is always a very successful event in terms […]

SouthsideB2B Members Always Give 110%

I wish to record my appreciation and thanks to Mr Garry Ryan of GR Electrical’ On Saturday evening 26th January, myself and my husband had settled down to watch TV when suddenly and without warning, it and various other appliances went blank As you can imagine we faffed around the place trying to push various […]

The Benefits of networking

Benefits of networking Networking always creates opportunities. Like it did for me last night Sharing knowledge: Some people know about grants available etc that others wouldn’t be aware of for example. Something like funding entitlements can make all the difference to a business starting out. Connections: Even if I don’t necessarily have a need for […]

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 […]

ABC’s of Networking (continued)

J – is for job security, which you will always have if you develop a good network. K – is for keeping in touch. If your network is going to work, you have to stay plugged in and keep the wires humming. L – is for lessons. The best networking opportunity I’ve had over the […]

ABC’s of Networking

If I had to name a single characteristic shared by all the truely Successful people I’ve met over my time networking, I’d say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts. I could lose all my money and all my business, but leave me my contacts and I’ll be back in […]

Making Positive Connections at SouthsideB2B

Southside B2B Business Network hold their visitors open night twice yearly and has proved to be a GREAT foundation for building relationships and business networking in general. Last nights visitors night was no exception. The business network group is now in it’s eleventh year and last nights event, as usual, held in their home venue […]

5 Ways to Use Your Network to Grow Your Business

Have you ever looked for advice from the people in your business network? If not, you could be missing out on one of the secondary benefits of being involved in a business networking group. The primary reason you network is to get referrals, but you also have access to professionals in amany other types of […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on LinkedIn

LinkedIn isn’t just a digital destination for your curriculum vitae; it’s a vibrant online hub offering all kinds of useful information, tools and functionality. If it’s been awhile since you explored the site, check out this list of  things you might not know you can do on LinkedIn

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 […]

Southside B2B Members take time out on the Grand Canal Barge

[comboslideshow id='2'] Photography courtesy of Colin Byford of www.byfocal.ie The Southside B2B members all took some time out on Wednesday 4th July to enjoy a nice summer evenings “bonding” at their annual Summer night out. This year it was spent on a wonderful canal cruise on a replica Guinness Canal Barge, MV Cadhla (a client […]

7 Great Networking Tips

1. Resist the urge to arrive late. It’s almost counter-intuitive, but showing up early at a networking event is a much better strategy than getting there on the later side. As a first attendee, you’ll notice that it’s calmer and quieter – and people won’t have settled into groups yet. It’s easier to find other […]

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 […]

Successful Visitors Night at SouthsideB2B Business Network

Photography courtesy of Colin Byford of www.byfocal.ie Every other week, a number of business people take the opportunity to visit the Southside B2B Business Network & their reaction is always very positive. On wednesday night last we got the same reaction only better. The weather outside was blowing up a storm and from the comfort […]

Five tips for better Networking

1. Be genuine! If you are not genuine then let’s face it, you are going to get rumbled surely at some point! When that happens you can take all the hard work and effort you have put in so far and flush it down the toilet. You do not want to be working with, associated […]