Small Business Networking – Does it Work?

As a small business it often feels like every penny counts, yet the conversely the old adage ‘you’ve got to speculate to accumulate’ also seems worryingly true. So when it comes to generating new business leads, exactly what should your small business be doing? Networking, that’s what. Small business networking …

Mayor of Hertford Visits Business Buzz in Hertford

The Mayor of Hertford attended the launch event of Business Buzz in Hertford in February. The event attracted over 50 local businesses looking to network and collaborate. Our Hertford event is hosted by Jan Hunter and David Porter, who run Knight Property Management in Hertford. Come along for informal business …

Top Tips for Organising a Business Event

A successful business event can have a positive impact on your working life and the profitability of your company, so it’s important to plan it well to make sure you get the best out of it. If it’s your first time, you may understandably be feeling a little daunted at …

21st Century Retail

With the global e-commerce spend poised to hit €825bn in 2012, and the fastest growing e-commerce markets experiencing year on year growth in excess of 10%, is there a future for retail businesses without a strong online presence?

The Fantastic Five : Financial Figures You Need To Know

As someone who works closely with small businesses on a daily basis, I am more than a little concerned at how little awareness many small business owners have of the financial position of their company. Whilst corporates have armies of accountants, finance managers and number crunchers calculating every financial ratio …

How much should you spend on staff training?

The amount of money you should spend on training your staff depends on the industry you work in, and how quickly your employees’ skills become out of date. In some industries, regulations or technologies are constantly changing. If you don’t keep your staff trained you could find that your company …

Using NLP Techniques to Improve your Networking Skills

Networking gives you an opportunity to meet new people and develop mutually beneficial relationships. We network both with potential customers and to develop strategic business relationships. Networking should be about giving: if you help someone out, maybe by introducing them to a helpful contact, they might do something to help …

Get Your Watford Business off to a Buzzing Start in 2013

The Watford Palace Theatre invites SMEs to its first Business Buzz of 2013 on 15th January  Since its debut in February 2012, the Business Buzz series of networking events has been attended by 564 unique businesses across Hertfordshire. On 15th January, The Watford Palace Theatre plays host to Business Buzz …