My boss dropped off an article on a chap called Thomas Power which has a number of insights that I hope to understand and circulate shortly. They key message in the article is friendship - in that it is secret when building a business. Friendship is the basis of trust and trust is the basis of trade. It makes sense when considering my old boss asked me to do the presentation work for his recent awards ceremony - he knew me and could trust me.
Anyway, here's a link to a speech Thomas Power gave with regards to networking - it makes sense... Link