January 20, 2020 | 12months | News
With the start of a New Year and talk of self-reflection and goal setting, there’s no shortage of references to the benefits of seeking out your tribe in sport and general wellbeing.
Although a modern day catch phrase, having a community in business may not be new but its benefits are far reaching and as you start to plan the year ahead it’s definitely worth looking at ways of expanding your network or, at the very least finding one in the first place.
Running your own business can often be a lonely and isolated place to be but having a trusted community can help alleviate that and the bigger your network the greater the chance of positive opportunities for your business.
A platform for inspiration, sharing advice and experience creates diversity of ideas, enabling you to learn from each other, as well as being a positive resource to help and share problems. It’s also an inherent human trait to seek out like-minded people who support our values and interests.
As Richard Branson points out, “For an entrepreneur, the ability to forge connections is a great asset. Business is all about personal contact. No matter how heavy your workload is, do not allow yourself to work in your cubicle or office all day, every day - for your own well-being and the health of your business, you need to get out and about, meeting people and developing relationships.”
Whether online or face-to-face, making a start to build up your network in business could be the first stepping stone in your new business plan. Why not make a start by joining our One Share Community – and lets support each other in growing our businesses and creating opportunities.