No business is an island. In every facet of starting up you’ll be dealing with other people’s expectations so you'll need strategies to network them into your plans. We’ll consider the roles played in the life of a business start-up by everyone with an interest, from family to financiers and customers to competitors. Business success is ultimately a reflection of how well you manage these relationships. You’ll discover how to build extensive networks and examine the strategies entrepreneurs use to get people who really matter on board. We’ll look at; the tasks you need to complete to launch and grow your business who might help you achieve these tasks what exchange will take place between you and those you might need to work with how to gather information from business networks to inform your understanding of new opportunities and threats how collaboration can help you innovate and help secure your place in the market strategies to help you widen your network.