Networking & Connecting

LinkedIn – do you have a compelling profile?

Have you been ignoring Linked In? Did you put up a basic profile some years ago and are now embarrassed when people want to connect with you? Does your profile represent who you are today, your areas of expertise and how you can add value? 

LinkedIn is a global community of professionals and a platform for showcasing your personal brand, generating business opportunities, and keeping in touch with business connections and referral partners. Continue reading LinkedIn – do you have a compelling profile?

Networking across jurisdictions | How to identify relevant connections for doing business in Asia

Building relationships is critical for doing business. Not just locally, but especially when taking your product or service overseas. There’s a lot of information around about HOW to do business, particularly with a country like China, but WHO can you reach out to for internationalising  your business?

For many, finding the right connections is not easy. Especially for smaller businesses, who may not have the strength of big brand to open doors. Many SMEs don’t have high level business connections, and are  unsure how to access government support.

If you are looking to take your business international, it’s just like setting up locally, but there are so many more factors to consider. Many of these, particularly for Asia, you may not even be aware of. This is why it is important to work with those who have relevant expertise, or have trodden the path before.

Where do you Start?

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How to capture your insights: tips for event goers

SIV audienceDo you go to lots of events? Hear great ideas but then can’t remember or don’t put into action?

These days it is not uncommon to see audience members on their devices during a speech. We used to think that was rude, but I love the anecdote of the speaker that called out an audience member who was actually tweeting how amazing the speaker was!

So how can you make sure you get value out of all this great content to benefit your business? Continue reading How to capture your insights: tips for event goers