I think business is all about finding yourself the right contacts at the right time.
It might seem like a small thing to you, but I recently discovered that there is a great resource for businesses that require large format scanning, document management or pretty much anything to do with paperwork. I was having trouble getting documents together for our auditing company and they really came to the rescue. I’d thought I was going to be trapped photocopying forever! Other things like sorting out our banking and the struggle to find a decent office cleaner in Perth took up valuable time too.
My firm invests in a lot of property investment, so it’s important for us to find quality property management in Perth and Broome builders capable of double story homes. My organisation is looking at exploring television advertising as an option for our media presence and after a lot of searching for a decent Perth advertising agency, we decided to go with Lateral Aspect. We’ve already been working on our (much nicer than this one) company website. This was helped by not getting too caught up in flatscreens and Perth TV antenna-culture. Now we’re ready to move forward and it feels great to be so primed for a big media campaign.
If it wasn’t for having the right contacts at the right time, none of this would be happening. I hope this is some inspiration for you to get out there and get networking!