How to do business development from your kitchen

Rachel Bell of Stride Treglown

Relationships are everything and coronavirus can’t stop us talking, writes Rachel Bell of Stride Treglown

Like everyone, I’m still adjusting to working from home, stuck in place with headset on, chatting all day long on Skype or Zoom or Teams. Although there’s more time, it’s exhausting.

As we deal with the immediate impacts and get used to the new reality, my thoughts are turning to the longer-term implications for business development, which is my area of responsibility at the practice I work for.

Previously, my strategic approach was all about being accessible, getting out and about, and talking to and supporting colleagues, business partners and clients.

There had never been a set routine. I flitted about the country, having a breakfast meeting here, dropping in on one of our regional offices there, and attending a black tie do in the evening. Long hours, but it suited my personality – provided I could keep up my other passion: yoga!

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