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8 Proven Networking Strategies of Successful Entrepreneurs

Traditional networking is mostly ineffective. We’re either time poor and don’t know where to find quality connections, or we leave a networking event with a stack of business cards but no solid relationships. Here are eight unconventional strategies to nurture a powerful network. 1. Do the work No magic fairy will wave her wand and give...
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Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs at Any Age

In 2016, LinkedIn influencer Lou Adler surveyed 3,000 people to discover how they found their most recent job. A staggering 85 percent credited networking for helping them get hired; using network connections is even considered the primary means for finding work, above applying for jobs on websites or using any other method. Beyond employment, networking is a...
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6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Develop Business Skills

Many business owners realize their skills deficit after launching their startup, then quickly scrambled to bridge the gap. Whether you’re preparing to start a new company or you want to become a better leader, here are six ways you can develop your business skills. Noting that startups have a high failure rate, entrepreneur Neil Patel...
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How to Network at Conferences

Networking at conferences – tips on who, what and how Sales Networking Sales reps often find themselves at industry conferences and other meetings where they should be networking.  However, in too many cases they fail to optimize the opportunity because they are not sure what to do.  So, by default, they end up spending their time...
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How To Network Your Ass Off Without Feeling Like An Idiot

How To Navigate A Networking Event – The Ins, Outs & What To Dos I’ve been to several networking events recently, and it occurs to me that there are a lot of people out there that just do not know how to network. Networking is the thing to do, it’s something everyone is talking about...
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Offline Networking: An Essential for Entrepreneurs

5 Reasons Offline Networking is Essential for Entrepreneurs Professional networking has always been an important mainstay of business conduct. It helps us meet the people who can get us jobs, it gives us sales opportunities when we’re trying to grow, and it gives us new partnerships when we need more manpower or broader capabilities to...
Business Networking
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5 Networking Tips for New Entrepreneurs

Networking: An entrepreneur's lifeline Networking is crucial for anyone's career, but when you're new to the entrepreneurial scene, or just launching a startup, a well-developed network can help your business thrive. Finding a way to network can be daunting, especially when you're frantically dealing with all of the tasks inherent to a new business. If you're...
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Competitors Are Not Your Enemy – Part 3 – Networking

Competitors Are Not Your Enemy – Part 3 - Networking This is the third article of a three part series that discusses why "Competitors Are Not Your Enemy. Part 3 focuses on "Networking," a low-cost activity that involves more personal commitment than company money. Many people think of competitors as the enemy. Not necessarily true....
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Don’t Waste Networking Opportunities

Don't waste networking opportunities! Getting ahead of your competition is important when you start a business, especially if your business has a lot of competition. People and connections can be the basis that help you get ahead so make sure you know what to do when you are faced with networking For startups and young...
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7 Ways to Network With Anyone

I don’t care what your goals, industry or interests are, there’s no getting around it: Personal relationships run the world. But why is it that some people seem to build instant rapport with most anyone they come across, while others are left with a network of one? "You can make more friends in two months by...
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9 Big Marketing Ideas for Small Business

Small business owners are always on the lookout for that one big marketing idea that will catapult their business into the stratosphere.  What I've found, however, is that it isn't just one marketing idea but many marketing ideas, implemented strategically and consistently over time that reap the best results.  Here are nine of my favorite...
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Business Owners: If I Had Known Then What I Know Now

I've made many mistakes in business as a business owner the last 20 years.  There was a time in the beginning when I thought that I had all of the time in the world.  But now I feel like I can't afford the luxury of wasting precious time anymore by making costly mistakes. If you're...
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Take a Networking Leap of Faith in 2012

Today I was interviewed for a local magazine that happened through someone reaching out to me.  I did not pitch this reporter, but rather he found me and thought that I would provide an interesting twist on his topic. He went out on a leap and emailed me.  This got me thinking back to yesterday...
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Building Your Marketing Plan: Who’s Your Ideal Client?

Part I in a Series:  Marketing Planning My husband collects baseball caps and at one time had at least 50 in his closet. If I asked to borrow one, he'd look at me, shrug his shoulders and say, "Which one?" But if I asked to borrow a specific baseball cap, such as a red one,...
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Good networking. Great inspiration!

Inspirational examples of people who are MAKING IT HAPPEN are all around us. Several StartupNation community members gathered in Northern California recently to meet up, get smarter, and get inspired by each other, and it was hosted at the TechShop, the brainstorm of an active StartupNation community member nicknamed, TechShopJim here in the StartupNation discussion forums....
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Networking at Trade Shows

Last time I talked about growing a contact list by networking. Over the next few posts I'll talk about some specific places that are excellent networking opportunities. Today I'd like to talk about trade shows. Trade shows are an excellent resource for good sales leads. The costumers you meet are pretty much pre-selected buyers. The...
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Networking a Large Contact List

For many marketers the gold is in the list. Building a large and effective contact list is one of the more important activities your business can undertake. The more your message is heard, the more you can ultimately sell. In this post I'll explain how networking can help you grow your list. If there's one...
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Club Entrepreneur – The Power of a Network

No matter what business you're in, whether it be eBay, a restaurant, a magazine, or really any business in the world, you need to network with other entrepreneurs to help you become successful! Last night, we held our second monthly meeting for Club Entrepreneur, a rapidly expanding organization that encourages the free exchange of ideas...
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Networking, Russian style, to grow your sales pipeline

Just when you think you're a pretty darned good networker, someone comes along and shows you how to build relationships even better. In a StartupNation Key Move article, Start Your Business Globally, Glenn Coggeshell of Black Dot Coffee talks about doing business in Russia and then this little gem gets dropped on us at the...