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HNWIs Meettheboss For Wealth Advice

Since the economic downturn began, many of us have kept a close eye on where our money is really going

On a larger scale, investors are feeling the strain as their trust in banks and other corporations continue to fade. Last year investors were forced to ‘help out' banks as the crisis widened, only to be let down by a series of disappointing products companies claimed would create balance and make money. Many feel that there have been too many broken promises, tax payers losing their faith in an industry which was once thought of as ‘dependable.'

It comes as no surprise investors are looking elsewhere for advice. However it seems that instead of choosing the standard face to face meetings, major players within the investment markets have started to use online networking sites as a guidance tool for their next business move. The site MeettheBoss.com revealed that recent material discussed on the site has been concerned with a number of investment queries between members who are asking one another  for advice across all industry verticals.

In a way it makes sense. If you wish to make a business investment, the easiest way to decide where your money will be safe and hopefully grow is through ‘chatting' to your peers and other like-minded individuals. Social networking sites allow investors access to a huge portfolio of contacts literally at their fingertips.

Admittedly, finalising investments will not happen overnight on business sites, but what we are seeing is a rise in online communication between high net-worth individuals, discussing with peers and possible business partners about the potential opportunities that are available.

As the economic crisis lingers, investors must find new ways to source trust-worthy information before they can commit to any partnerships. Networking sites need to be used as a tool to gather the information investors require in order to be reassured the decision they make is the right one. Having a broader spectrum of investing individuals to communicate with will essentially widen opportunities.

Could business networking be the beginning to an economic upturn?

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John Funnell has worked in online media for over ten years, after achieving his First Class BSC Hons Degree (BBC Sponsored), John won Bos 18-21 Princess Trust Entrepeneur of the year at 21, setting up Clean Living Records Ltd (including www.BeatReview.com) with great success having many acts that charted in Europe and Canada. After selling the business John looked for a new challenge and joined GDS International, having a successful career in sales and Delegate acquisition, he worked up to Event Director EMEA, forging contacts with some of the biggest technology names in the world, this lead to John having a lead role in the creation of MeettheBoss.com and MeettheBoss.tv – the worlds largest business IPTV channel. John then took over as Marketing and Communications Director and ran a multifaceted global Marketing team for GDS International in New York, Sydney, Kuala Lumper and the UK.. John joined Global in 2011 with the challenge of supporting its growth by developing a solid Marketing foundation through various Digital, PR and brand initiatives.