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Business Networking

How to Network Successfully to Grow Your Business

Irina Jordan | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

Successful networking is about developing strong interpersonal skills, increasing your brand awareness and discovering hidden possibilities others have to offer.

6 Tips for Talking to Strangers When You're an Introvert

Avelist | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

What if that's not actually the case? What if, by simply labeling myself as an introvert, I'm transforming this into a self-fulfilling prophecy? Some of the labels we assign to ourselves are holding us back. Because of them, we don't see the "other path" when it presents itself.

Networking, Crowdfunding, Bras and Everything In-Between!

Lirone Glikman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Lirone Glikman

Moreover, in recent years, one of the growing and revolutionary platforms that can assist entrepreneurs in funding their business is the practice of crowdfunding, which is based on the willingness of a crowd to support and fund one's business.

Linguistic Business Coaching: Shortcut From Fear of Speaking to Linguistic Self-confidence

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

I have recently gone to a networking event at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London. As a Communication Consultant who helps non-native English speakers communicate more confidently in international business, I thought I had to walk the talk and speak Portuguese.

How to Generate More Business by Opening New Markets

Michael Goldberg | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I was recently asked this question... "Most advisors in the industry have short-term goals as well as long-term goals. For advisors that are still d...

9 Tips To Throw Dinner Parties To Expand Your Network And Make New Friends

Jae Yi | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Jae Yi

When I moved to Los Angeles early this year, I was terrified of having to create a new social and professional network. So I started throwing dinner parties to not only meet new people but also to connect people to each other in a scattered city.

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.