You show up at the networking event, business cards in hand and sales pitch prepared… but the room seems closed. Everyone else has apparently been there for hours. They’re deep in conversation with people they seem to have known for years, comfortable and with drinks in hand, and you’re just a stranger there to try and sell yourself.
I love working with SMEs. The SME environment is fast moving, full of fascinating businesses, and every time I meet a new business I get the same feeling of excitement about learning what they do, and how the Business Northumberland programme can help the owners achieve their ambitions.