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Welcome to 7 Ways To Increase Your Business through Networking – Part 1!

Networking really is a very important tool in today’s business world. Over the years I have just about done it all when it comes to growing my business through networking. I have come to find out what works, what doesn’t and what to stay away from. In this series of blog posts I would like to share some of the valuable tips I have learned and hopefully they will help you as well. To insure that you don’t miss out on any of these imporant tips, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already done so.

Tip # 1 Know where to network!

This is probably the most singular important thing you need to know about networking. Now, I’m the type of person that gets passionate and excited about new things so those who know me, most likely know that I go all in and always give it my best.

Networking wasn’t any different. I started off by jumping in head first, shoes on, ready to take over the world of networking. This meant that I went to every local event, fundraiser, chamber event, function, etc… you name it, and I was there!

Don’t do that! Just like everything else in the business world, it’s a good idea to take a step back and plan what you’re going to do before you do it. It is very important to network with people who will most likely need your service. For example; If you are a Plumber should you be attending an afterhours for Web Designers? Some might say yes, because they all may need a plumber sometime and that is correct! But time is money and your time would be much better spent at a BIA (Building Industry Association) meeting or even better at a local Home Inspector Organization meeting.

Take time out to review local groups and focus in on the ones that you will be able to pass more referrals. Be selective of where you invest your networking time and money. Use the internet to research networking groups online, see who their members are and what they offer before showing up. Don’t be afraid to say no to networking groups that don’t really fit into your individual business industry, which leads me to my next tip… coming soon! Stay tuned and again – remember to subscribe to this blog now if you haven’t already done so!

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