What is the Thrive Business Showcase? It’syour chance to show that you are the authority in your sector and to make sure that your network really understands your business as much as possible and in as much depth as they can. You need to make it simple for people to generate referrals for you.
At Thrive we wholeheartedly believe that people do business with those they know like and trust. It’s not just who you know – the saying people do business with people comes to mind!
Don’t waste your time going to networking functions unless you are willing to work at building solid professional relationships.
If you are not networking for the long haul, stay at home. Networking that will grow your business, attract long-lasting business associates and develop a solid referral base is about building relationships built on trust and respect.
What is networking? I think in truth networking is building good quality relationships before you need them. It can be a brief conversation with someone you already know or a simple act of kindness.