When I started my business in 2007, networking was the most powerful and cost-effective tool in my marketing toolbox. And it got me my first 3 clients.
But over the years, I’ve heard people mutter that it’s not working; it’s too time consuming; they see the ‘same old, boring people’…! Sound familiar?!
Theoretically, networking is a form of direct marketing, so, as with all marketing, there are a few things you need to ask yourself to ensure you get the most out of it:
Let me know how you get on and if there are any other tips you’ve found that work for you!
This is my latest article for SussexNewspapers.com, based on a lot of confusion I’ve heard recently from businesses keen to get some support, but not really sure what support they need.
As I provide mentoring for marketing issues, I’m intrigued by how the advice and guidance landscape has changed over the last few years. I also find it has changed the way I deliver my marketing workshops, which are much more interactive, action-based and less like the traditional classroom-style training more widely available.
I’d be really interested to hear about your thoughts, comments, experiences of mentoring; either here in this blog, or via the SussexNewspaper.com article.
Have you tried mentoring? Has it worked/ not worked? Do you think it’s a load of rubbish? Do you provide mentoring? What do you think?
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