I’m writing a piece for the wonderful Enterprise Insight about networking and entrepreneurialism. The basic thrust will be that networking is a good thing to do if you want to make your ideas happen.
It’s an interesting time for me to be writing it because I’m busy trying to start up a business with some friends. The thing that has struck me so far is how willing people have been to help and to make introductions. It’s been a really pleasant experience meeting up with old contacts to tell them what we’re up to and follow their leads and advice.
So writing the piece for EI gives me a chance to step back and look at what I’ve learned myself about networks and start-ups so far. I’ll write the piece to include a mixture of examples of how networks have helped successful businesses get off the ground and some of the theory behind networks that I’ve learned over the years including through editing Network Logic.