Networking has long been seen as laying the groundwork for career growth. The value of strong social connections is undeniable, and networking has traditionally been a way to ease the stress of “climbing the corporate ladder.” But in recent years, traditional networking events have become awkward, stale, and mostly a waste of time. Scott Gerber, … Continue reading
Business networking is a business activity where entrepreneurs meet to form business relationships, share information, and help one and other build up their businesses. Joining a business network can be a great step for you as an entrepreneur. People like to do business with people they know and trust. A company doesn’t make decisions but … Continue reading Does Networking Work?
I'm so excited to lead a new networking chapter in Fairfax, Nexco. It was founded by a great group of businessmen whom I consider friends, and I'm honored to have been chosen to be the voice of this particular chapter. I've done a lot of networking over the years, and I hear people say all … Continue reading Tips To Network Successfully
How many times have you heard this question? It can essentially make or break an introduction, and depending on how you answer, can either peak a person's interest, or have them look over you to find someone else to try connecting with. Networking isn't easy. It's time consuming, and can be disheartening when your … Continue reading So, What Do You Do?
Part of owning a successful business, or even a growing business is networking. Yes, a lot can be said for advertising and word of mouth-referrals are even great, but most of your business (my business anyway) comes from serious networking. Not everyone wants to walk into a room full of strangers and introduce themselves, … Continue reading Networking 101-How To Take Networking To The Next Level
Working from home can be a great solution for solo-preneurs, telecommuters, and those who have small children who would rather work with them than without them, but many don't realize a home workplace can intensify problems rather than alleviate them. Make your home-office a healthy environment by creating physical and mental boundaries. For example, … Continue reading Working From Home Can Be Hazardous To Your Health!
There have been so many news reports, special editions, etc., on the high unemployment rate and how there just aren’t any jobs available. Being on this end of it (the employer side), I hear an entirely different story; how there are so many jobs available with no qualified workers to take them. So which is … Continue reading Workplace Rules For Fresh, New Graduates
As a small business, I feel it's my duty to help others when they are interested in launching a business of their own. Frankly, I think a lot of our economic problems would be solved if we simply shopped exclusively with small businesses, but I understand that isn't always realistic. A friend of mine … Continue reading