Category: BNI

Ladies’ Day, a networking triumph

October 2nd, 2016, No Comments

Networking is one of the arrows every business owner needs to carry in his or her quiver of business development tools. If it was ever enough just to do the job, it certainly isn’t now: you have to be able to talk about it too. Business Network International (BNI) is a world leader in developing […]

The Urban Retreat

January 27th, 2014, No Comments

Jane Scanlan’s business, Forever4Ever, is growing apace. She has brought together a group of like-minded people involved in health and wellness at the first Urban Retreat. It’s happening next Friday evening, 31 January 2014, at the Honeywood Museum, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton. Scanlan has several health and wellness arrows in her quiver: she’s a distributor with […]

Don’t panic!

October 2nd, 2013, No Comments

I occasionally post copies of presentations I’ve made at Sutton BNI (a business networking group, where I’m a member), on the chapter’s blog. Frequently I get emails advising me someone has posted a comment, and asking me to “moderate” posts before either allowing them to appear, deleting them or marking them as spam. This morning […]

Wedding fair – a power team event

August 15th, 2013, No Comments

Do you network? Well, of course you do; people have been using networks since we learnt to speak, for exchanging all sorts of useful information, from recipes and knitting patterns to sailors’ knots and how to tie fishing flies, from finding out who to talk to to get on to the golf club committee to […]

Spiritualist encounter

June 26th, 2013, No Comments

Tarot cards, star charts… they are the things I normally classify, along with skiing, as irrational activities pursued by otherwise intelligent people. But recently my skepticism has been challenged… Meet Molly Ann Fairley. Appearance-wise, she has all the right characteristics for the principal of the School of Psychic Studies: pale blond hair, sparkling blue eyes […]

Dear Prime Minister…

April 26th, 2013, No Comments

Wednesday (24 April, 2013) was the first opportunity since Budget day for us to hear the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions, put on hold by Easter and the Thatcher funeral. An ideal opportunity, one might think, for the Government to share its vision for a better Britain. So, what did we get? The prime minister and […]

A matter of confidence

April 23rd, 2012, No Comments

Once you’ve met James Bulman you don’t forget him. At six foot three and, at a guess, a not-at-all-flabby sixteen stone, he cuts an imposing dash. You may have heard him talking about telephones: he knows what he’s talking about; and it comes over with supreme confidence. Face it: if your phones don’t do for […]

The Big Network – 2

October 3rd, 2011, No Comments

Press release: 2 October 2011 Business people to meet at The Big Network   Local businesses are being invited to The Big Network, an evening opportunity to share ideas and make new contacts. The event, at the Holiday Inn Sutton, on 13 October 2011 at 7pm, is organised by a group of members at Sutton […]

The Big Network – 2

September 16th, 2011, No Comments

The business services power team of Sutton BNI is again organising The Big Network, at the Holiday Inn Sutton, on 13 October 2011 at 7pm. Networking is increasingly recognised as one of the most powerful ways of expanding a business, and BNI (Business Network International) is the world’s most successful organisation of this kind. BNI Sutton, […]

The Big Network

June 14th, 2011, 1 Comment

Walk into a Thursday morning meeting of Sutton BNI and you’ll find people are wearing name badges with their trade or profession identified. Nothing new there – at BNI, as at other networking groups, we need to know what work people do, if we’re going to be able to pass referrals to them. At Sutton, […]

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