The more you network… the more people you meet and know. Try your best to be a resource to both. Even if it does nothing to promote you and your business, try to make connections. You never know when someone might just return the favor!
Being on non-profit and chamber of commerce boards, committees, and other community and business groups, gives you the opportunity to do good for your community. The side effect is… that leaders, movers and shakers get to know you better. What could be a better way to promote your business, than volunteering to help others? You […]
Does your Business have links? Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blog, Podcast & More? Make sure people know where they can find and connect with you. Print new business cards with the links and make sure you add them to your email signiture! B2b Interactive Marketing, Inc. http://www.b2b-im.com firstname.lastname@example.org (630) 692-1431 (630) 299-5160 – Fax Facebook LinkedIn […]
How many emails are hanging around in your inbox? If you are like most… you have hundreds (or even THOUSANDS) of messages sitting there. How many need your immediate attention? How many are junk you just ignored? I try to use each Sunday to respond to missed messages, file (in folders) important ones, and delete […]
What other weekly opportunities do you have to get know people better? Church is a great place to meet new people and usually offers many opportunities to serve with others. Take the time to get to know people better. Opportunities to make a difference has many benefits!
Remember that book? In it, Max winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the “Wild Things.” After successfully intimidating the creatures, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects. The Wild Things did not go to Max, he had to go […]
What is a new project worth to you? Having a professional headshot (as opposed to a cell phone casual shot), may not make you money, but it may help you from loosing money (lost jobs). Michael Barton charges between $200 to $500 for a very high quality headshot that stands out. I made my investment […]
Pictures are more readily accessible to you with smart phones and Social Media accounts. Simply posting a picture to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, can increase your chances by 50% or more in creating engagement, interaction, and possible future connections. So Ready, Aim Post!
People are inevitably going to ask questions about your business and industry as you continue to network. Memorize five to six different talking points, so that you have an appropriate answer for the question at hand. It will help you look knowledgeable and keep you prepared for whatever comes your direction. Matt Brennan – Matthew L. […]
Keep a pen handy during networking events. Make notes on business cards regarding conversations and promises to follow up with new contacts. Ellen Huxtable – Advantage Business Concepts