Do not keep your objectives and networking missions to yourself. By letting everyone know about you and your plans, you create a support system with sound advice for growth and development. Share your ideas and plans with your colleagues, your trusted networking group, friends and family.
Networking can be really daunting and also sometimes unwanted added pressure to the already busy working day, but networking should be fun and provide so many benefits to your business and to you personally.
Just read this astonishing fact….95% of small businesses don’t have a marketing plan and that’s just plain crazy! And that most people start marketing their business before they know what they want. It’s more than having a logo and a good website!
“I’m no good at networking or I don’t like going into a crowded room full of strangers” is something that we all often hear. If that’s how you feel, be encouraged – nobody was born with perfect networking skills. If others can learn, so can you!
The harder I network the luckier I am! Is good networking just luck? Good luck happens to those who have worked for it. Was there something that happened or series of events or something you did that brought you the good luck?