Networking in Surrey

June 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Blimey it's nearly Torch Time

Amazed to be reminded that the infamous Torch will be carried from Godstone Fire Station To Godston Green (distance around 400 metres and that it'll take FOUR locals to get it that far!!). This event has run the distance (pardon!) and I for one will not be making the 2 mile journbey to watch it!!

Added by Phil Saville on June 29, 2012 at 15:56 — 1 Comment

Festival of Science another resounding success

Tuesday 26th June saw Surrey Chambers of Commerce jointly hosting the Festival of Science breakfast event with Festival organisers Surrey SATRO.

This annual event took place at the Brooklands Museum Pavilion, and saw almost 100 school and company exhibits.  Surrey Chambers CEO Louise Punter, who attended the event said; "The energy and enthusiasm was so strong that it drew visitors into the exhibits and it was evident that the learning achieved was well beyond the…


Added by Sarah L Edwards on June 29, 2012 at 15:16 — No Comments

Networking Lessons from a Greek Bar Owner...

Here's a salutory tale about the super smart networker I came across last week, as my long-suffering partner Angela and I were on our way to our current favourite Greek island of Skopelos (where they filmed Mamma Mia).

We were in transit on Skiathos, where the plane lands, with a couple of hours to kill before catching the Skopelos Ferry. So, we settled outside a…


Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on June 28, 2012 at 19:47 — 1 Comment

Contracts for freelancers - Can’t we keep it simple?

In an ever more complex world, it is not surprising that we find ourselves yearning for simplicity. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just pay somebody what we think they are worth, as and when we need them, without worrying about contracts, PAYE, NICs, National Minimum Wage and all the other employment bureaucracy?

Many small businesses baulk at the prospect of taking on employees, thinking it is complicated and onerous, and that it is easier to hire in the services of…


Added by Mara Thorne on June 28, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

World's first 'professor of networking' BBC 'Today' 27 June

World's first 'professor of networking'

The world's first appointment in academia of a Professor in Networking has…


Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on June 27, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Lots going on in Surrey

As usual there are lots of events going on at Surrey Chambers this week. 

Tuesday 26th you will see us at Brooklands Museum to support the SATRO Pavilion Breakfast.  This event forms part of the SATRO Festival of Science and Engineering.  This is an excellent opportunity to find out why over 500 companies work with SATRO to engage young people and inspire…


Added by Sarah L Edwards on June 25, 2012 at 12:23 — 1 Comment

Top 5 attributes of a friend!

New customer + right product + trusted recommendation = sale

Today with millions of brand conversations happening every day, I would estimate 8 out of every 10 purchases have been influenced by a trusted recommendation, whether from family, friends or a respected person.

Top tips to build brand advocates

Are you helping your brand advocates refer you business? Here are 5 tips on becoming their best…


Added by Fraser Ritchie on June 21, 2012 at 17:54 — No Comments

LONDON 2012 Olympics - Events Schedule

Whether you're sports mad or all this athletic 'kerfuffle' is driving you crazy, you may like to check out what's happening when, on the Official 2012 site where you'll find this schedule



Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on June 13, 2012 at 22:01 — No Comments

Security warning - Linked In passwords

As a result of breaking news this morning concerning LinkedIn, we endorse the advice they have broadcast. Please ensure you change your online password without delay.

Erring on the side of caution - password secured internet sites

There is no harm in reviewing all your online passwords. Generally speaking,…


Added by Aernout Fabius on June 7, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Google+ and Google Places - Game On!

You may have attended one of my Google Places Workshops recently, to discover how you can use this free marketing tool to bring you a steady stream of new customers from the UK's favourite search engine. 

Well, things are hotting up! Google has changed the positioning of Places in order to integrate it with Google+, the search engine giant's answer to Facebook. …


Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on June 5, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

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