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The Power of Business Networking: Putting Yourself and Your Business in the Spotlight

Seriously, If You’re Not Networking… Start NOW!

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Today we’re going to talk (maybe for a second time) about business networking and how powerful it is.

So grab a cup of your favorite brew and let’s get into it!

What is Business Networking?

Business Networking – you’ve probably heard this term tossed around in business circles, but what does it really mean?

Simply put, business networking is the process of establishing beneficial relationships with fellow business people, potential clients, and customers. It’s all about making connections, learning from others, and growing your business in the process.

Let’s say on that last sentence for a minute. “It’s all about making connections…” Do you see that no where in that sentence does it say Sell, Sell, Sell? You know why? Because IT’S NOT ABOUT THE INSTANT SALE!

So Why Is Business Networking So Important?

Here are some good reasons why business networking should be in your arsenal of marketing and business development tactics and goals:

  • Growing Connections: The more people know about your business, the more opportunities you’ll have. Simple but true! I know, it’s kind of a Duh! 😉

  • Learning from Others: Networking allows you to learn from the successes and failures of others, saving you the heartbreaking trial-and-error process. You’ll still probably make similar mistakes, but hopefully the outcome won’t be as painful.

  • Raising Your Profile: Be seen, be heard! Networking allows you to demonstrate your industry knowledge and increase your visibility among peers and potential clients.

Top Tips for Successful Business Networking

Now here’s some actionable advice:

  • Be Genuine: Make real connections, not just contacts. Certainly, it’s about business, but it’s also about building relationships. Seriously, have fun with it. Don’t be all stuffy. Socialize and ask questions!

  • Be Prepared: Always have a small introduction about you and your business ready. Clear and concise is the key here. Don’t go on too long about yourself. No one likes that.

  • Give and Take: Networking is a two-way street. Be ready to offer assistance when others need it, and they’ll likely return the favor. And to be honest, be willing to help even if there isn’t something for you directly or even indirectly.

Taking the Plunge: Putting Yourself and Your Business “Out There”

In a world where technology offers endless ways to connect, it’s easy to hide behind your screen. But nothing can replace meeting someone face-to-face, or even a friendly chat over the phone or video chat. Make sure to attend networking events, workshops, and even casual meet-ups related to your business.

Remember, networking doesn’t end after the introduction. Maintain the relationships you’ve made, check in every now and then, and be there for them as you’d want them to be for you.

Networking Isn’t A Nice To Do. It’s A Must!

Networking isn’t optional, it’s an essential part of doing business today. It’s about building relationships, expanding your knowledge, and ultimately, putting yourself and your business in the spotlight.

So, don’t be shy. Get out there, start conversations, make connections, and watch your business grow!

Remember, every connection is a potential opportunity waiting to happen. So what are you waiting for?

What do you think? What do you do to network? Do you prefer in-person or virtual?



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Alignable had been around for a bit, but I recently went back in and it’s gotten so much better. They now have an Android and iOS app, they have daily and weekly video chats, and lots of other features to help the business owner connect to others. And most of all, people are active on the platform.

It’s worth checking out.

That’s it for now. Until Next Week!

Always stay curious!

– Seth

And for those in the U.S.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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