Browsing Tag

network

22 posts
marketing
Read More

5 Hacks for Startup Marketing on a Budget

If you’re operating a startup, nothing’s more critical than getting your name out there and grabbing attention. The expense of marketing means many startups are effectively dead in the water before they get a chance to sail. Do you know how to pursue marketing efficiently and effectively while you’re on a tight budget? The challenge...
Networking
Read More

5 Game Changing Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs [Video]

Do you ever wish you were a better at networking? You attend events to meet new people and grow your business, but walking into a room filled with strangers can feel intimidating and awkward. The good news is, it doesn't have be this way. If you wish you could master the skill of networking, check...
StartupNation community
Read More

What’s Hot in the StartupNation Community Forums?

The StartupNation community forums provide an online space for like-minded entrepreneurs to share advice, discover new data and strategies and connect with one another. It is also an outlet for dreamers to learn the necessary steps to turn their ideas into reality and a place where entrepreneurs and small business owners can turn to for...
Audience
Read More

How to Find and Connect with Your Audience on Social Media [VIDEO]

How would you like to find and attract the right potential clients and partners to help your business grow? With the right strategy, social media is a great tool to make that happen. In fact, a variety of these platforms have completely transformed the way we connect with our audience (and fellow entrepreneurs) online. When done correctly,...
mentors
Read More

How Female Millennials Can Become Mentors

Now more than ever, the world needs female mentors. Studies have shown that for women in STEM fields especially, the sooner they are mentored by other women during their academic career, the less likely they are to drop out of the program. When it comes to mentorship, experience is key and age is just a...
Incubator
Read More

7 Tips For Applying for an Incubator or Accelerator

For many emerging companies, securing a spot in the illustrious cohorts of a business incubator or accelerator program is highly coveted. Joining the likes of Techstars, 500 Startups or Y Combinator is desired by many growing companies. So what does it take to be selected? In this article, we dive into seven things you can do...
Thought leader
Read More

7 Ways to Gain Credibility as a Thought Leader in Entrepreneurship

Standing out as the go-to expert in your field can be tough in today’s noisy world. However, there are some specific steps you can take to become known as a trusted thought leader in the world of entrepreneurship. Seven ways to gain credibility as a thought leader: Pick a niche Don’t try to be an...
Networking
Read More

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...
Coworking space
Read More

4 Ways Your Business Can Improve by Joining a Coworking Space

Coworking spaces are all the rage these days. Just go to any major city and you can find a coworking space in every neighborhood. From small spaces above coffee shops to massive international chains, there is certainly no lack when it comes to a startup finding some office space. This begs the question, are coworking spaces...
Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Join the StartupNation Community Today

Have you joined the StartupNation community forums yet? It has been recently redesigned, with user-experience as our first priority. We are quite proud of the changes we've implemented. StartupNation provides the premier small business community forums on the internet, and we're going to tell you why you should join in. 1. Get answers to small...
Revenue
Read More

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...
network
Read More

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...
sales prospecting
Read More

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
Read More

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...
validation
Read More

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....
Read More

Getting On The List

I just attended an event where Edie Hilliard gave a short talk on her experience in the radio industry. We all want to be “on the list.” It almost doesn’t matter which one—it could be anything from a VIP list for an event to an approved vendor or being the go-to guy. A certain amount...
Read More

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....
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...