According to a survey from IDC, the key tech priorities for SMBs are IT security, improving IT skillsets and productivity, better decision making, and cost savings.
“Be the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry.” It’s perhaps not a message one would expect to find on viral Instagram posts and prominent billboards advertising a dating app, but it’s the message Bumble went with.
The IGEA has announced the launch of The Working Lunch, a program which aims to equip women looking to enter the gaming industry with skills and mentorship.
Founded in 2010, Head Over Heels is a NFP focused on providing female entrepreneurs with a platform to “achieve outstanding results in growing their businesses”.
Blending networking and educational events, Triangles looks to be more of a results-oriented network that looks beyond just the tech community to also incorporate women in small business.
Thankly is an online platform allowing users to personalise a thank you note that will be handwritten and sent on to the recipient.
Almost every article, column, book, or speech giving career advice will spend some time talking about networking; after all, success can often be down to not what you know, but who you know. As such, the business world is full of networking events and gatherings, but their usefulness is debatable – it’s easy to spend a whole night talking to people without having made one relevant connection.
I stood there slightly irked, having realised that I’d been duped into attending my least favourite type of business event – networking. I’m sure whoever pioneered the networking event meant well. But business networking events – specifically a portion of local ones – have turned into something quite awful.
Upcoming events with She Inspires for Small Businesses, including networking with State Parliament Minister for Small Business.
Big Businesses can learn a lot from Startups who work on state of the art technologies and on breakthrough concepts. A lot of these Startups’ innovative solutions are very viable for Big Businesses today. Taking the traditional route of waiting for technology to mature or IT partners to understand it wastes precious time and gives competition the edge.
Networking takes commitment. Solid commitment will build your sales, your business, your clientele and your career. Done the right way, networking will help you make valuable connections that will earn you more than a list of contacts, but a deep pool of enduring profitable relationships.
Hot Dog night is about getting to know the startup community by way of a good old fashioned trip down the pub. It’s open to anyone excited about startups. It’s equal parts hanging out, meeting excellent people, and doing what you can to help out anyone newer than you.
We all know that networking is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to grow your business. There is a reason that when you attend a networking event that you see the same familiar faces and hear the same success stories of growth, wealth and opportunities coming up for these serial networkers.