Blogs, Networks and Sites - Useful Links
Here are a selection of websites and blogs which provide great advice on networking and general business, as well as links to people I highly recommend. There are many more links I could include, so please don't see this as a comprehensive list.
BusinessNetworking - Blog from US founder of BNI and best selling author Ivan Misner
Business Networking Blog - Short and snappy networking tips and podcasts from CEO of UK based NRG Networks Dave Clarke
The Networking Coach's Opinion - Blog from Belgian author of 'Let's Connect' and 'How to Really Use LinkedIn' Jan Vermeiren
Million Dollar Networker - A networking resource site from Rory Murray, who has estimated that he has earned a seven figure sum through networking
Networking Insight - Straightforward and simple networking advice from Chicago's Jason Jacobsohn
Social Media Marketing and Business Promotion – blog from Warren Cass including a host of excellent guest bloggers
Just Professionals - Great blogs on how to use social media for business development from UK architect Su Butcher
Business Scene - Your guide to finding networks around the UK, together with some pretty good events they run themselves
Joined Up Business Networking - Networking tips from Heather Townsend, author of the forthcoming 'FT Guide to Business Networking'.
Find Networking Events - UK-wide directory of networking events, split by region. Also has regional section for Women's events
The Professional Speaking Association - for anyone who speaks for a living
NRG Networks - Monthly meetings in various UK locations
Academy for Chief Executives - Peer-to-Peer mastermind groups for CEOs, senior directors and entrepreneurs
BNI - weekly referral-focused business networking meetings
BRX - my old company. Referral-focused networking
4Networking - An online community and regular breakfast meetings, without the level of commitment of a BNI or BRX
Business4Breakfast - Regular referral-focused breakfast meetings
European Professional Womens Network - A network focused on the development of professional women. Very proactive with a range of events.
Women in Technology - Career opportunities and excellent events for women in IT industries
Sister Snog - Women's Networking with attitude
1230 The Womens Company - Local women's network for both support and referrals.
The Athena Network - For women in a business development role
International Special Events Society - Excellent network if you are in the events industry. Chapters worldwide
London Launch - for the events industry and meeting planners in London
LinkedIn - The online platform for generating business referrals
Ecademy.com - Online networking, predominantly for profile building among smaller businesses. Very strong in the UK
Twitter - Great for spreading your message quickly and virally.
Xing.com - Good business network with strong membership on the European continent
Rubber Cheese - The excellent designers of our website and products
Hatton Marketing - The wonderful developers behind this site
Dave Speaks - Entertaining musings from David 'Magnificent' McQueen
Positive Ground - The new business from co-author of '...and Death Came Third' Peter Roper
Fresh Business Thinking - A range of excellent advice for business owners
Enterprise UK - Great advice and support for young entrepreneurs
The Media Coach Newsletter - In my opinion, the best newsletter around. With tips on handling the media, giving presentations and social networks...as well as The Media Mug award
The Book Midwife - Looking to get in print? Mindy is the power behind my third book and well worth speaking to
Jo Parfitt - Another great resource for budding authors from the editor of 'Building a Business on Bacon & Eggs' and co-editor of '...and Death Came Third!'
Web Copy that People Read - Great advice from co-editor of '...and Death Came Third!' Lesley Morrissey
Position Ignition - Excellent blog for careers advice
6 Figure Career Management - Another excellent career blog
The Retail Conference - A must-visit event for anyone in retail, chaired by yours truly!
Corporate Soul Woman - One of my favourite UK speakers, Molly Harvey
Incisive Edge - One of our Business Partners, helping businesses build to an exit position in 2-5 years.
Corporate Toolbox - A one-stop shop for business training e-books, books, audio and video tools - all focusing on growing your career, your team, your business and your results.
Beer and Partners - a leading source of venture capital and business angel investment for growing businesses and start ups in the UK.
Working with Accountants - excellent support for any businesses looking to connect with accountants as introducers or clients from a man with years of experience at the top of his profession.
Round Earth Leadership - fascinating profiles of visionary leaders