I guess we all have something to celebrate on the back of me being awarded an OBE for ‘Services to Entrepreneurship in Social and Digital Development’ in the New Year Honours 2014!
Why you? Well, I assume you are an entrepreneur. These are the great people that BNI attract, and I assume you ‘get’ digital as you are logging on and reading a blog. The part missing from the Queen’s Citation to me was ‘networking’. Everything I have done and continue to do is about helping business people understand how to network online. I know 100% that as a BNI member you are aware of business networking. So, here you are – please celebrate with me that our world has been recognised at quite a high level. [click to continue…]
I just came off the phone following a random conversation from a person I don’t know. It was created due to noticing a desperate status update that I read on FaceBook where she was stating how hard life was as a single mum with 4 young children and how much she wanted to start her own business.
For some reason we were connected to FaceBook, we were already ‘friends’, her status came past me as I checked the news feeds from my network. I commented on her update saying “sending love sounds like a challenging time for you” and she immediately replied “can I speak to you, you could be the answer to my prayers”. [click to continue…]