Small Business Networking

How to Network When You’re Not Exactly an Extrovert

As a full time freelance writer, I spend a majority of my time in my home office alone. In fact, truth be told, I get a little anxious when I get a new client or colleague that wants to meet via phone or Skype. There’s just something about that direct one-on-one contact that puts me a little on edge and makes we want to retreat a little. Sound familiar? Here’s the good news – … [Read more...]

Top 3 Small Business Forums to Consider Joining This Year

Whenever you are in business for yourself, questions typically arise. From how to design your website for maximum conversion to how to fund your latest venture and everything in between, sometimes it is nice to just be able to reach out to others in the field and get their opinion about what you should and shouldn’t be doing. And what better place to do that than in a forum … [Read more...]

The Power of Networking: 3 Effective Networking Options to Consider

There is an old adage in business that says “It’s not what you know, but who you know that matters most,” and there is a lot of truth to that. For instance, if it weren’t for my mom putting in a good word for me with her boss, I wouldn’t have gotten my first dish-washing job at the age of 13. This allowed me to prove my work ethic and eventually become a cook, the position that … [Read more...]

Boost Your Business: Three Ways Having a Book Helps

Stop me if you’ve heard this one already: “A book is the new business card!” I’m hearing it everywhere, too, and while that is a true statement in many ways, there is much, much more to the story. Yes, when a new contact you meet asks for your business card and you’re able to point them toward your book instead, it’s impressive! It’s a much better representation of your … [Read more...]

5 Business Events Not to Be Skipped

Owning your own business is definitely time consuming, to say the least.  It is hard, but it is rewarding.  The time it takes can make it difficult to do anything else however, even if the other things you need to do could be beneficial to your business.  There are certain business events out there that every business owner should be attending, but many do not either because … [Read more...]