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Making the Most of Your Friends When Networking

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Friends are more than just people you can hang out with and have a good time. They can be a useful business tool as well. With connections in different areas, they can introduce you to a whole new slew of great business contacts. Having said that, mixing your business and personal life can be a risky venture. But, it can be done successfully so you can maintain your friendship and not feel uncomfortable. Here are some tips for how to make the most out of networking with your friends. Be Forthcoming If you plan a get-together with your friend, make [...]

Making the Most of Social Media

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In this day and age, it’s a no brainer that you should be using social media for your business. Social media marketing is a "must do" for any business owner. However, to do it correctly and get the most out of your social media marketing, you need to understand all of the nuances of each different social media platform. Here are some tips for making the most out of your social media for your business. 1. Who’s Your Audience? There are multiple different social media platforms - far too many for one company, large or small, to try to be [...]

Important Considerations When Networking Globally

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Thanks to the internet, the world has become a smaller space. You can now use social media to meet someone on the other side of the world and create a network with that person. This is all new in the world of business - creating so many connections where having face-to-face contact is not always possible to do. However, with many cultural differences you’re going to need to be wary of exactly what you could say or do, so you don’t give the wrong impression about you or your business and end up with a huge misunderstanding. If you’re going [...]

Common Networking Mistakes to Avoid

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When it comes to networking, you always want to make sure you do it right so you can grow your business. However, knowing what to do is one thing; knowing what not to do is something else entirely. You might think you’re doing everything right, but if you find you’re not making the connections you expected, then perhaps you have fallen into some of the network traps out there and didn’t even realize you had. Here are some common networking mistakes and how you can avoid making them in the future. Not Getting Help Many people have a hard time [...]

Do’s and Don’ts at Local Events

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Building your business with networking is important, but you need to make sure you do it right. To ensure that you do it correctly and don’t make common mistakes, here are the dos and don’ts of networking at local events. Networking Do’s * Thoroughly practice your thirty-second elevator pitch so you can get all of the points out that you need to express to people in just thirty seconds. It should be second nature, so when you meet people on the fly you can tell them what you’re all about. * Social media is great, but so are face-to-face meetings. [...]