We all need partners—but we don’t all know what it takes to create a lasting partnership. The key is building relationships. When you build a powerful partnership based on a relationship, you will look for ways to make it win-win for all partners—otherwise, it will never last!
Professional conventions and conferences are a good platform to get trained, interact with people, and learn new ways of conducting businesses. Managers can greatly benefit by attending professional conventions and conferences.
Because of my passion for networking—doing it, talking about it, teaching it, coaching it—I have lots of opportunities to chat with various people about how they view this important professional skill and how they go about growing their networks.
Online networking has become a focal point for small businesses, but don't be so quick to discount the importance of good-old-fashioned handshakes, conversation, and business cards.
I frequently hear distributors say that they can not justify the cost of attending national conference. There are LOTS of reasons to attend a conference both regionally or nationally
The art of starting a conversation is one that we rarely make a conscious effort to improve upon. It's one of those skills that most people just get good at through constant repetition, or end up being one of those folks who always need a good wing-man (or woman) to make new introductions and get conversations flowing.
A lot of the time, extroverts are writing networking tips for fellow extroverts. But what is the other half of the population supposed to do? With the right approach and strategy, introverts can take advantage of networking opportunities, too.
Small businesses around the world say that "word of mouth" is the most effective marketing tool out there. A study by Infusionsoft tells us that 62 percent cited it as their best marketing tactic—almost two times as effective as email, which was ranked as number two at 34 percent.
For a business to be successful, particularly small and mid-sized enterprises, there has to be a streak of happy and loyal customers. Simply put,...
With each passing year, the number of brands competing to seize the consumers’ attention is growing. And the task has never been harder. As the...