This is a multi-part series written by Blackstone LaunchPad student and young alumni entrepreneurs. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation directs its resources to foster entrepreneurship, supporting its signature program Blackstone LaunchPad to encourage and support entrepreneurship on college campuses for over 500,000 students world-wide.
If you're in the job market, I suggest taking full advantage of LinkedIn and optimizing your profile. Seek out people who may be working at a company or in an industry that you're interested in and invite them out to lunch. Perhaps they won't have anything available for you right then and there, but they probably know someone who does.
Between the office parties, family gatherings, craft fairs/markets and school holiday programs, December allows for a plethora of networking opportunities for small business owners to market your businesses and to promote the great success the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program has had on your company. Here are my top five ways you can network your way to a new year!