Connections

At HSBC, we have always used our extensive market knowledge and contacts to help clients of all sizes and sectors make potentially useful connections. Find out more about how strengthening your connections could help your business

Connect & survive: networking skills everyone can use

Making business connections is vital for continued success. Whether you feel you are a confident conversationalist or a clueless communicator, you can improve your networking skills. We ask an expert for advice.

Friends in faraway places: finding agents and distributors

For many businesses, the first route into a new overseas market is through an agent or distributor. Peter Bishop, Deputy Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, discusses the ins and outs of finding the right agent or distributor for your business.

Meeting of minds

When businesses and universities join forces, the results can be powerful - and academic collaborations are no longer the preserve of big multinationals.

Mixing with the best

Often the key to business success can be found in networking. We learn from a seasoned expert how making connections makes all the difference.

New schools of thought

For small businesses, innovation can come with a price. One way SMEs can get around the cost of research and development is through a partnership with a university. Here, we look at how a partnership between BD Systems and University of Salford has benefited both organisations.

Working with giants

When a small business partners with a household name, they get access to customers they could never have reached alone. How, though, do you work with the giants and avoid being swallowed alive?

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