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Business Networking

5 Reasons Why You Should Network

Michael Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

These five business networking tips provide pretty compelling reasons to sharpen your ability to meet the right people, go to the right places, and say the right things. In some cases, it could save a life.

7 Reasons You're Failing Miserably at Professional Networking

Larry Alton | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Larry Alton

In business today, one of the keys to long-term success in pretty much any field is effective networking. You might be enjoying all the business you can handle for now, but you're bound to lose clients over time.

How to Power Network Like a Relationship Coach

Laurie Davis | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Laurie Davis

As the founder of a digital dating consultancy, I know that relationship development really begins when you meet offline. To create meaningful connections, you need to put the phone down. Face-to-face is the new FaceTime. But even for me, saying hello at a networking event isn't always easy.

So... What IS a Referral?

Michael Goldberg | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

The process of directing or redirecting (as a medical case or a patient) to an appropriate specialist or agency for definitive treatment. An individual that is referred.

Business in Person Is Dead? This Pro Says 'No'

Vito Glazers | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Vito Glazers

Face to face networking has been making a huge comeback in recent years despite (or perhaps in reaction to) the preponderance of social media and other digital networking opportunities.

Networking in Des Moines When You Don't Know a Soul

Sarah Pike | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Pike

You took the plunge and made the big move to Des Moines - congratulations! Even if you don't know anyone here yet, it doesn't mean you can't jump into the networking pool and start building strategic relationships.

5 Ways to Hit the Jackpot Networking in Vegas

Sarah Pike | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Pike

We're resisting the urge to toss famous Vegas song titles into this paragraph. You know they're going through all our heads: "Hey Baby, Let's Go to Vegas," "That's What You Get for Waking Up in Vegas," "Vi-va, Las Vegas."

If its all about who you know, why not start with you?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

There are many ways to begin this practice. I find a formal meditation process to be very important for my journey. Countless resources are available, but a few that I have used and recommend are as follows.

6 Keys to Turn Your Creativity Into Wealth

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

We are reaching a whole new level in this human game. How we've understood human development and psychology is changing. Heard of Maslow's hierar...

Business Etiquette: Making a Strong Introduction

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Anytime we meet a person for the first time, or reconnect with someone at a social function or business event, an appropriate greeting sets the tone for the exchange. The manner in which you say "Hello" creates an opportunity for someone to form an immediate impression.

How to Be More Likeable

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

If your job is to sell something or lead someone, you have to be liked. Not by everyone, but by most people. And if not by most people, than at least the right people.

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Build Supportive Business Networks.

Laurie Ashley | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Laurie Ashley

Business networking is more than going through the motions and showing up. I will assume you've heard the quote encouraging us that we could achieve 90% success rate just by doing that one thing.

Business Networking: How to Meet The Right People

Lirone Glikman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Lirone Glikman

Some places are more likely to be a ground for opportunities than others. Big cities have more workplaces and more networking events going on than smaller towns. Golf courses might have more business people than your local café, and so on.

How to Beat the Competition

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

When possible, before going to events, learn about who will be in attendance. This way, you can determine if it even makes sense to register. Depending on the size of the event, one competitor shouldn't make a difference.

8 Tips to Help Grow Your Professional Network

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

Establishing a strong professional network can benefit your business several ways, from receiving feedback by bouncing ideas off successful entrepreneurs and business owners to opening doors that were once closed -- building your professional network should be something you are always working on.

The Secret Component to Building and Nourishing Business Relationships

Lirone Glikman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Lirone Glikman

There is one component that enables us to strengthen any type of relationship. This component represents a basic human need we all crave. But no one really anticipates you showing this component in your business relationships.

A Tribute to David Goldberg: Entrepreneur, Connector, Mensch

Judy Robinett | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Judy Robinett

David Goldberg was a power connector in the best sense of the word. Not just because he moved in some very powerful circles. It's not everybody who has Bono sing at their memorial service, or the top CEOs of all of Silicon Valley drop everything to attend.

Networking Made Easy: 8 Conversation Starters For Those Who Don't Know Where To Start

Catriona Pollard | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Done right, networking can be the silver bullet for building your profile, gaining new business opportunities and building your career. But what happens when you show up to an event and just can't find ways to engage with others?

The Shy Girl's Guide to Networking

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

Like it or not, there are a number of rites of passage which we all have to go through in our lives. My current situation seems to be punctuated largely by networking boo-boos.

How to Have a One-on-One Meeting

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

First, it's important to understand why to have a one-on-one meeting. If you've been referred or met someone at an event that you consider a prospect (they told you that they're interested in doing business with you or hiring you), then that's probably a good reason for you to meet with them.

1 Sentence Challenge

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

You meet someone for the first time; they ask the question, "What do you do for a living?" What is your answer? Like many, your reply might be the business equivalent of name, rank and serial number. An example of a typical response could be "I am the VP of Sales for XYZ Company."

Trailblazing Women: Gina Bianchini, CEO of Mightybell

Anne Ravanona | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

An interview with Gina Bianchini, CEO of Mightybell. This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global Invest Her. You have to see what you can be.

Why Networking Should Be Your Top Priority

Holly Rust | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Holly Rust

Networking is by far the highest return on investment for your business. Networking is not only fun, but also essential for building your brand.

Why I Want to Have Coffee With You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.16.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

It's funny, but the best part of my day seems to be when I have a drink, meal or any physical interaction with other people. Including those I barely know.

Improve Your Speaking and Generate More Business

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I just attended a TEDx rehearsal where all the speakers (some were students, others academics) got a chance to do a practice run. As I observed their presentations, a few best practices came to mind that could help you generate more business.