What!? It Takes Time to Build A Relationship?

At a business networking event last week, one of the attendees complained to me. He said, “I don’t think I’m going to attend this event anymore. No one wants to buy from me.” I pointed out that he had only attended the event twice and no one...

Don’t Be A Network Hog!

Networking is one of the most effective ways to market your business. It gives you the opportunity to meet potential customers face-to-face and qualify them. I love attending network events. I meet new people and re-acquaint myself with connections in my network....

Every Event Is A Networking Event

My husband and I have this running joke. I always carry my business cards with me in my purse. He says that I’m ready to do business at any time, even at the grocery store. I laugh at him but we both know it’s the truth. I’m always prepared. To me,...

Are You “Comfortably” Networking?

At a networking event, there are times when you know no one at the event. You begin to panic and find someone you know. This is ok, it allows you to observe others at the event and possibly find someone to talk to. Try not to get too comfortable in your circle of...

Yes, You NEED to Network!

Is this you? Stuck in your office with contracts? Most business owners and professionals don’t take the time to get out and network. What they don’t realize is that networking is essential for every business, no matter your industry. It can lead to an...