Why is Business Networking Important for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses?

Why is Business Networking Important for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses?

Networking is a term that rarely goes unmentioned in any crucial business strategy. While the success of any business involves a matrix of factors, networking is one thing you cannot afford to miss in your recipe. Whether you are an entrepreneur running a big or small business, networking can take your business from zero to […]

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Why It Is Important To Clean Up Your Contact List, And How To Do It

Why It Is Important To Clean Up Your Contact List, And How To Do It

Proper management of contacts is a recipe for effective client marketing. Myriads of business owners and marketing personnel are investing in contact management because they have a crystal clear picture of its importance. If you need a smooth way to send marketing emails or relevant content to your contacts list, you need to clean up […]

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Are Business Cards Still Relevant?

Are Business Cards Still Relevant

Business cards have been changing the way people network and exchange contacts. However, the rapid evolution of technological space is changing the business card landscape. People are leveraging faster and paperless digital business cards to exchange contacts and networks. This brings in the obvious question as to whether business cards are still relevant in the […]

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All the right first-time questions

All the right first time questions

  How many times did you find yourself in a pointless conversation at a networking event? This is a usual phenomenon in events, like corporate mixers, that you did not necessarily sign up for. How can you really make the most out of such events though? Be able to avoid the pointless waste of time […]

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Boost your career through relationships

Boost your career through relationships

  Can networking help you advance your career? If yes, how far can it take you? The results may actually surprise you. According to research, networking can actually make a sizable difference in your career. Quoting Harvard Business Review columnist, Rebecca Knight: “Networking is linked to many measures of professional success — including getting promoted, […]

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Embrace your introversion

Embrace your introversion

  One would expect that introverted people are bad at communicating and don’t do as well in networking. That’s actually a fallacy. Yes, by default introverts don’t find socializing as enjoyable as others may do. They may feel uncomfortable when they are around people, especially ones they don’t know. As a result, they may not […]

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How to make networking a habit

How to make networking a habit

  Let’s start by pointing out the obvious. We all, in the grand scheme of things, know that networking is a good thing. It’s a way to broaden your professional horizons and open up to new opportunities. Expanding your professional circle will not necessarily have an immediate effect on your career. Relationships take time to […]

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Building relationships over food

Relationships overfood

  Whether you are meeting someone new or touching base with an old contact, you need an engaging point of discussion to get the conversation going. A typical “Hi, how have you been?” won’t get you far. You need to find a topic of mutual interest, establish common ground, and bond over it. According to Susan […]

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Build relationships through video games!

Relationships through video games

  Networking does not always take place in traditional settings like corporate events or professional mixers. It may take place on other platforms, as a networking dinner, a meetup at the pub, or even in an online multiplayer video game. Although video game environments may seem unconventional for networking at first, they actually foster strong […]

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How reciprocity can forge relationships

Reciprocity

  What are the common traits of a master networker? Is it extroversion? Outstanding communication skills? Perhaps the ability to listen? Or all of the above, and more? According to the renowned psychologist, Dr. Marisa Franco, master-networkers share a common key trait. They give back to their network. In her Psychology Today article, she points out: “The one […]

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