Given our current economic state, business relationships are more important than ever as they are the respectful associations we turn to for support, introductions, referrals, advice, or to share resources. And, when built properly, they are filled with riches.
It’s a time of eroding trust in big business, government, and media as reported by the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer. The average trust in search engines and social media platforms has dropped. Even peers (i.e., “a person like yourself”), once touted as the most credible source of information has declined considerably.Read More
Back in the “day,” experts touted “Girard's Law of 250” as instrumental in creating and nurturing your business network. It was based on a non-scientific theory that the average number of attendees at a funeral or a wedding was 250. From this concept, it was assumed that the average size of an individual’s professional network was 250 people. And, from the magnitude of the network, a successful, growing business could be launched.Read More
Small business networking, whether conducted online or offline, is the lifeline for new business during the core business development of your business. It's how you take your organization from one stage to the next. In fact, it's much more than showing up and shaking a few hands or liking a few pages and commenting on status updates. The real success from small business networking is found in how you treat your network.Read More
Running a business is not for the faint of heart. Besides being a masterful juggler, as a small business owner, you are likewise your sales and marketing department. Confirming if you’re an “innie” or an “outie” is fundamental to acquiring the clients you want to grow your business.Read More