Archive for January 2011

The Business Networking Blog is moving

The Business Networking Blog has a new home at Please check the new location for new posts with business networking tips, hints, advice and stories.

The full archive of posts is also available at the new site.

For new posts go the new home of the business networking blog.

EDIT July 5, 2011
A number of people still visit here so I'm going to start adding posts here too. It may take a while to catch up.

Good Networking!

Dave Clarke

Do you know where you are starting from?

Over the last week or so my inbox has been full of well meaning advice about goal setting and new year resolutions. The same topics have seemed to dominate on blogs and social media. One thing has been missing from a lot of what I have read - the importance of knowing where you are starting from. You may be a lot nearer to your goals than you think. One of the common mistakes people make when building a business network is thinking that it is all about making new contacts. Don't forget the people who already know, like, rate and trust you.

I shared some tips on how to identify the people already in your network in a short podcast that you can listen to here:

I heard someone say once that if you don't know where you are going then any road will do as you don't know which one to follow. Equally if you don't know where you are then you don't know which road to take.

Good Networking!

Dave Clarke