How well connected are you these days? One of the best ways to build a business is through networking. Now, I’m not telling you something that you don’t already know, right? Most business owners belong to at least 2-3 associations or networking organizations, such as Amspirit, EWomen, and LeTip. Obviously, by attending regularly and getting involved in your networking groups, you have the opportunity to meet prospects and strategic alliances. Through networking, I’ve met many of my clients, invitations for speaking engagements and even profitable partnerships. My JV partner, Meredith and I, met through, yes, you guessed it, networking. (eWomen).
There’s just no doubt about it! Good things happen when you get out there and connect with others. People do business with those they know, like and trust. While there are many, many obvious benefits to live, in-person networking, there’s a new kid on the “networking block”, and it’s called Web 2.0.