It is from networks that I personally and professionally grow most as an entrepreneur, gathering the knowledge, stamina and motivation necessary to build a business. Here are five reasons why networks are an entrepreneur's greatest asset.
After many years at University I thought was armed with everything I needed to conquer the working world: vast knowledge of the history of the media industry, an understanding of media jargon and the ability to successfully regurgitate information I had read in my textbooks.
Job-hunting, on the other hand, while scary and intimidating should be exciting: play your cards right AKA create a strategy and you'll end up with a job that you love, a job that makes your friends on Facebook seethe with jealousy, as you brag about how blessed you are.
With smart, targeted policies, local governments and international aid organizations can help women build the networks they need -- and ensure women are empowered. Only then can a nation be peaceful and prosperous.
Last week, I was shocked and baffled to find an article, posted on a dating website, no less, insinuating that I'd asked my former co-worker out under the pretense of networking or some such thing. But I was the one who'd been allowed to operate under false pretenses!
Basically what you want to do is accelerate your serendipity. Luck plays a role in nearly every successful start ups' formative years. These tips will help increase your chances of being in the right place at the right time
The secret to getting new clients from networking events? Use "networking" to build real relationships -- and your new friends and colleagues will want to do business with you and send business your way.
Making introductions is a great way to be helpful to your contacts. Being helpful and leading with value is a highly effective way to build a network. There are many ways to be helpful, but making introductions is often one of the best.
There's so many talented people on LinkedIn, who don't seem to recognize themselves. And because they don't recognize their abilities, they disdain their achievements as marginal, at best, and so they can neither value them, nor promote them.
The office happy hour is a chance to leave the worries and stress of the office behind and get to know your colleagues on a more personal level. No one wants to talk shop all the time, so use the happy hour as the time to mingle
You're an aspiring entrepreneur on your way to beg for dollars, and you find yourself on the elevator next to Warren Buffett/Marc Andreesen/Santa. How do you make use of what could be the most important 30 seconds of your life?
I enter every conversation and interaction believing that it only takes one "yes" to propel me forward. Of course, you must realize that no one can help you obtain your goals if you fail to share your goals with others.
As we find new ways to connect and stay in touch, business card alternatives will grow increasingly more popular. I've only scratched the surface of what's out there in terms of apps and tools. What do you use?
Whether our children understand it or not, they each take part in a process that actually classifies individuals in various categories at an early age: categories such as leaders, thinkers, workers, deviants and entertainers. This is what we all affectionately refer to as K-12 education in America.