Besides investment, what else can you do to grow your business?
Being well connected can help you and your business grow, sometimes marketing strategies are not good enough to see organic growth.
When you do networking, you are able to find people that have strong connections and who need your help to grow too.
Working with this in mind, you should know that not all type of people might help you. Networking is for everyone and you can connect with all type of people, even those who are not in your area. Definitely forming the wrong bond can hurt your business.
You can see networking as a personal relationship, you don’t let anyone be part of it.
How to be sure of the steps to follow?
First, keep in mind that networking is not about getting help, but to help others too. So don’t approach someone if the only thing you want it’s to get something, before receiving start to give to others.
Stop thinking that “major money, better connections”. As we say before, you need to think of networkers as future friends, think very closely who can be good for your business.
Networking will take a lot of time before starting to show any results and that will not mean that you work incorrectly.
Connect to connect
As weird as it sounds, you can begin to form your network by introducing a friend to a person who needs something from that person. That little step will put you in the map and mind of the ones you had in mind to grow your business.
The correct networkers will grow your business status, your knowledge as an individual and business owner and will create new business opportunities for you!
Don’t waste your time, and start networking today.
Michael Wendrow, Director of Prime Time Business Network