20 Feb 2017, 10:29 — 3 min read
“A star shines on the hour of our meeting”.
These words were uttered by Frodo when he met Gildor the Elf at Rivendell. The quote is taken from J.R.R Tolkien’s first book in his epic Lord of the Rings saga - The Fellowship of the Ring. The context of this quote is that Middle Earth is once again endangered by the rise of dark forces. Men, dwarves, elves and the race of hobbits, the carefree people that Frodo and his friend Sam hail from are congregating at Rivendell, the home of the elves, to ponder a way forward.
Long story short, Rivendell provides a sanctuary, a safe haven, where all the concerned players in the story could meet and evolve a strategy. That strategy ultimately led to a chain of events that led to the fall of evil and the restoration of all that was great and glorious in Middle Earth - a new age of Man under the King and hero Aragorn.
How is any of this relevant? Well, connecting with the right resources is often essential for success. One can seldom undertake a quest alone and hope for a positive result to an endeavour. The world is complex and requires the sharing of inputs and expertise to move forward. It is a universal truth if there was ever one, that business does not exist in a vacuum. It is an endeavour that requires strong support systems and networking to succeed.
Your journey as a business owner or as an employee of an SME can be boosted by networking. Frodo did not know what lay ahead when he greeted Gildor and said “A star shines on the hour of our meeting”. Similarly, no one can predict exactly the course of their business journey. However, having a powerful support group can be a critical factor in achieving success.
GlobalLinker is ‘safe haven’ like Rivendell was for the characters of Lord of the Rings. At your leisure, online and at your fingertips, you have an endless resource of SMEs and members specialising in various fields all open to the idea of being reached out to. If you are looking to source raw materials, expertise in a specific field or looking to expand your business, the resources are available.
You can find the right partners for your business quest on GlobalLinker. Don’t hesitate to use this powerful tool.
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