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5 Things to Never Do at a Business Networking Event

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Networking is about meeting people with a focus on learning from them and potentially helping them if and when you can. NOT pitching your products and services. The "helping them if you can" part may take some time.

How to End a Conversation

Michael Goldberg | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

If you don't know how to start a conversation, ending one shouldn't be much of a problem. That said, starting a conversation is way more important than ending the conversation. But both approaches (start and finish) have to happen and can be dicey if not done properly.

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.

Business Networking: How to Meet The Right People

Lirone Glikman | Posted 07.09.2016 | 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.

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

Catriona Pollard | Posted 05.25.2016 | 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 Power of Networking With Women

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

It's very rare you'll walk into a room full of women who are there just to hand out business cards. In my experience, the majority of women network to build relationships they can use both personally and professionally. They get that business networking isn't about business, it's about life.

An Open Response to Jeff Haden's "8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do"

David Nour | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
David Nour

Haden specifically references relationships. But who are Haden's successes selling to? Selling is fundamentally a relationship business.

Tips for Networking Effectively

Anjali Varma | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Making connections and leveraging relationships is critical whether you are a mompreneur, working mom, or stay at home considering re-entering the work force.

Why You Didn't Get That One-on-One Meeting -- and How to Ask Better Next Time

Ciara Pressler | Posted 04.16.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

The truth is that I donate my services quite regularly. But if I'm going to help you move forward in your career and keep my own, we need to get on the same page when it comes to valuing one another's time and expertise.

Riding Your Business Cycle

Juliet Asante | Posted 10.20.2012 | Small Business
Juliet Asante

The recurring and fluctuating levels of economic activity that our businesses experience over a period of time can be referred to as our business cycles.

The Old-Fashioned Secret To Networking

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

In a world where business partners, thousands of miles apart, can chat via Skype, exchange data through email and virtually sign important documents, ...

Offbeat Insider Knowledge on Imports: Some Basics and Why the "Loaf Question" is Important.

Atim Oton | Posted 12.10.2011 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

My New York City based company has leveraged its location, contacts and city in more ways than some importers I know. How? Let me show you some ways.

Making It in the World of Self-Employment

Don McNay | Posted 09.23.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Being self-employed is good for people who need, or want, to work outside the nine-to-five world, even if it's temporary. Self-employment is not often about financing a start-up company and making the INC 500. It is often about making a living at something you enjoy.

The Secret Weapon of Successful Entrepreneurs

Adelaide Lancaster | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business
Adelaide Lancaster

Invest the time and energy in building a strong network of peers. They will improve your business, save you effort and expense, and enrich the journey. A strong network really is the secret weapon of successful entrepreneurs.

Talking With Iraqi Women: Overcoming Social Issues to Spur Economic Growth

Elinor Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elinor Steele

Iraq has always been a Middle East pioneer for promoting women's rights. However, some men have become less open-minded to women-owned businesses. And that could set Iraq's economy back by decades.

Talking With Iraq's Women: Big Dreams and Enormous Challenges

Elinor Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Elinor Steele

In my six years managing worldwide communications for Tupperware, I've met with businesswomen from around the globe. I've always been moved and motivated by these wonderful women.

Spreading Inspiration: A Pledge for the Next Generation

Elinor Steele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elinor Steele

Women everywhere are looking for connections, conversation and community. They want to be part of a cause greater than themselves, and inspire.