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Harlow Stories - Issue 1

Just in case you were in any doubt about the value of relationships in business, here are 7 ways they can really benefit: 1 Sharing advice. Within your network there will be someone with experience or expertise in most areas who can give you a few pointers. 2 Sharing leads and finding jobs. Just one close contact doubles your chances of knowing someone who has the news, information, or resources you need. The more you focus on your network and relationships, the better connected to opportunities you’ll be. 3 Investing and lending opportunities. Building a great rapport with others may help raise finances to develop an idea and grow your business. 4 Word-of-mouth marketing. Many businesses will tell you that they get the majority of their business through referrals. These referrals come from business associates, friends, family, and satisfied customers. It’s a free, unbiased, and extremely effective way to promote your work and generate more business. 5 Your relationships create new relationships. If you work closely with someone who you’ve impressed, they’re more likely to recommend you. 6 Potential partners, employees or freelancers. One of the best reasons to keep up with your relationships is because you never know who you may one day be working alongside.. People change companies all the time. Someone who is a colleague from a previous organization may end up sharing the cubicle next to you at your work, or he might be able to help you find the new hire you’re looking for. Simply put, more positive relationships means fewer enemies, less stress, and no more closed doors.

Top Tips 1) Treat everyone in a business with respect, from the cleaner to the MD; they all play an important part and one day the cleaner might be the person you have answer to! 2) Be honest, and have a never say ‘no’ attitude, especially when you are growing. Find areas of vulnerability in your customers business and identify ways to help! 3) Make the client feel like number one priority, always! (even if they sometimes aren’t!)

Tyler Lemay MD Land Sheriffs

Top Tips 1) Nothing reinforces a professional relationship more than success! 2) If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, Just wait until you hire an amateur! 3) Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small! Paul Tanner PDT Design

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Stories Magazine for Harlow and District Chamber of Commerce