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Tips On How To Build Successful Business Networks

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Business networking is interacting with business contacts to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. Have you heard that your network is your net worth? There is power in building relationships. A few years ago, my business revenue soared to 7 figures after being introduced to various women networks.

Having good business networks will help you gain social capital. Building relationships is like a bank but instead of keeping and growing your money, you are doing that with people and relationships. The more people you know, the luckier you become – it’s a game of numbers. It also brings you better opportunities, advances your career and helps you get better revenues.

There are many steps to building successful business networks, let me show you some:

Empower your mind

The first thing you need to do is reprogram your mind. Sometimes approaching people, especially for business, can be awkward for a lot of people. But you need to be confident, believe in yourself, be positive, speak affirmations, and expect good results. Once your mind is set for positive results, then you can expect a positive outcome.

Have a plan

Just like you do with other important business plans, it’s important to have a plan when networking. Here’s an example of how I would plan to build a potential contact:

Who? My goal is to network with Yetunde.

Why? Because I am passionate about empowering women.

What do I want?  To partner and do collaborations with Yetunde.

Where would I find her? On Linkedin or SheVentures.

How will I network? Send her messages, meet up and attend events.

Locate Networks

Once you have your plan, you need to locate those you wish to network with. You can locate your business networks through alumni’s, customer databases, groups on WhatsApp, religious groups, social media groups, business groups, phone contact, and webinars just to name a few.

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Nurture Networks

Have you ever met someone at an event and exchanged details but neither of you stayed in touch. You need to nurture relationships. Get to know your new contacts, schedule appointments, send birthday wishes, celebrate your contacts, and comment on their social media pages.

Give before asking

A lot of people have the wrong approach to business networking and that is why they are not successful. Have you heard the saying, “a giver never lacks?” That’s the same approach you need for business networking.

Give engagement, compliments, free advice, referral, and suggestions before you ask. Ask open-ended questions, business, and referrals. “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want” – Zig Ziglar.

Business Etiquette

Another wrong mindset when it comes to business networking is expecting too much too soon, and being overbearing. That is the fastest way to get blocked by those you are trying to build a relationship with. Don’t stalk your contacts, be polite, seek to add value, leave a good impression, send thank you notes, stick to time and follow through. Finally, don’t approach networking as transactional, see it as transformational, and be genuinely interested in those you wish to network with.

So go ahead and network.

 

 

 

 

 

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2022 Budget: Government Announces E-levy On Mobile Money Transaction

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2022 Budget: Government Announces E-levy On Mobile Money Transaction

The government, as part of strategies to widen the country’s tax net, has announced an Electronic Transaction Levy.

It will be a 1.75 percent charge on all electronic transactions.

This fee, according to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is to enhance financial inclusion and protect the vulnerable.

Transactions covering mobile money payments, banks transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances will have the levy imposed on them and will be borne by the sender.

However, the levy will be waived for transactions that amount to GHS 100 or less in a day or approximately GHS 3,000 per month.

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The government says portions of revenue collected from the levy will be used to support entrepreneurship, youth employment, cybersecurity, digital, and road infrastructure among others.

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GB Foods excites consumers with ‘Twa w’anum na k)’ Spain Promotion’

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‘Twa w’anum na k)’ Spain Promotion’

GB Foods Ghana, leading manufacturers of Gino and Pomo tomato mix and other products, has a partnership deal with La-Liga in Spain. As part of this deal, GB Foods Ghana launched a special Consumer Promotion to reward loyal consumers of the Gino and Pomo brands.

 

Dubbed ‘Twa w’anum na k)’ Promotion’, the promo will reward 10 (ten) selected consumers and their partners with a free trip to Spain by patronizing GB Foods Promo products and following simple instructions. Several others will receive consolation prizes such as TVs, PS 5, Phones, Fridges, Gas cookers, Washing Machines, Blenders, La Liga original jerseys, footballs, caps, and airtime every two weeks. The promo will reward over 18,000 consumers across the country.

 

Speaking at the launch, the Managing Director of GB Foods, Mr. David Afflu, said the promo is in recognition of the critical part consumers and partners play in their business. “At GB Foods we constantly remind ourselves that without our consumers and partners, we cease to exist. They are the reason for our existence, and we will seize every opportunity to celebrate and reward these loyal consumers for their patronage. I encourage the public to take an active part in this promo to stand a chance of winning the exciting prizes and ultimately stand a chance to Fly to Spain with their Partners”.

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The Marketing Director for GB Foods, Akua Obiri-Yeboah, said: “We are excited about this promo. Our consumers have been at the core of our business growth and this promo attests to our deep appreciation of our consumers and the value they bring on board”.

 

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The ‘Twa w’anum na k) Spain Promotion’ is a point-based system where customers accrue points to stand a chance to fly to Spain every two weeks.

The mechanics of the promo are as follows.

  1. Buy any Gino Tomato Mix, Gino Pepper and Onion, Gino Max or Pomo Promo packs
  2. Find a code in the Pack or Tray
  3. Dial *161*<Inner Code># to load and increase your Points
  4. Terms and conditions are posted on all our digital pages

Consumers with the highest points accumulated would be rewarded every two weeks. The top 10 (Ten)consumers with the highest points stand to travel to Spain with their partners to enjoy a boat cruise, city tour and a full La Liga VIP match experience, and other exciting prices. The promo runs from the 8th of November 2021 to the end of January 2022.

The Twa w’anum na k) Spain Promotion launch took place at the Marriott Hotel, Accra.

 

 

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Government Completes Takeover Of AirtelTigo

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Government Completes Takeover Of AirtelTigo

The government of Ghana has completed the takeover of the ownership of AirtelTigo, Bharti Airtel has disclosed in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

“This is in further to our announcement dated October 27, 2020, and April 16, 2021, regarding Government of Ghana’s takeover of ownership of Airtel/Tigo Joint Venture. We wish to update that the transaction has been completed and 100% shares of AirtelTigo have been transferred to the Government of Ghana,” Bharti Airtel said in the filing today.

In April this year, the government of Ghana signed an agreement for the transfer of ownership of telecommunications company AirtelTigo, a joint venture between Bharti Airtel and telecom operator Millicom International Cellular SA (Tigo), which jointly operates in the country.

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The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful signed on behalf of the government of Ghana, while Ms. Jatina Catharina Uneken-van de Vreede, Mr. Martin P Frechette, Mr. Timothy Pennington, Mr. Eric Nana Nipah and Mr. Vish Ashiagbor signed on behalf of the seller entities.

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