Networking

6 Ways to Improve Your Targeted Online Networking

6 Ways to Improve Your Targeted Online Networking

Last month, I committed to interviewing 100 entrepreneurs during 2016. I hit the ground running with my self-assignment, and have already held four online group interview sessions via Blab, and interviewed 12 entrepreneurs. In the short amount of time…

Update Your Business Network This Spring

Update Your Business Network This Spring

Each year as we excitedly bid a fond farewell to winter and welcome spring, we hear the term “spring cleaning” being tossed around. This activity is most often viewed as the annual process of cleaning our homes from…

Networking How to Build Your Client Base

Networking How to Build Your Client Base

Centers of Influence: we all want them. It would be great if they were on every street corner with a line of clients behind them.

Specialization requires you to really embrace that these COIs are your hidden second client base…

6 Tips for Successful Professional Networking

6 Tips for Successful Professional Networking

We’ve all been there before: We show up to an event, trade business cards with a roomful of strangers, stay the obligatory hour, then leave. The next morning we send off a missive of vague emails telling these…

10 Small Business Owners on Getting Investors

10 Small Business Owners on Getting Investors

Unless you’re willing to bootstrap your business and fund it yourself, any entrepreneur looking to start a new venture will be on the lookout for investors. You’ll need to find investors who trust you, believe in your vision…

How to Network at Conferences

How to Network at Conferences

People go to conferences for various reasons: gaining knowledge and insight, seeing a new city, having an adventure, impressing their boss, scoring a trip away from their children paid for by the company. And, of course, networking.

Naturally, the usual…

How to Network When You’re an Introvert

How to Network When You’re an Introvert

You’ve probably heard conventional advice about networking: Practice your elevator pitch, try approaching people standing alone (they’ll be happy someone is talking to them), memorize icebreaker questions (“How did you hear about this group?” “What’s the most…

Why Mentors Are Important to Your Career

Why Mentors Are Important to Your Career

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you need guidance from someone who’s been there before. Enter the mentor. The benefits of having a stellar business mentor can be long term, from shaping the way you…

The Complications of Networking for Women

The Complications of Networking for Women

Everything I’ve been told about being a successful woman has been anchored in sisterhood.

Over the course of your career, you travel with the same cycling cast of coworkers and power players. That woman you worked for as…

How To Network During The Holidays

How To Network During The Holidays

Deck your purse with business cards, because the holidays are bountiful with networking opportunities. Between work functions, ugly sweater parties and traveling home to loved ones, the chances of you seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones are high. You…

How to Network to Get a Better Job

How to Network to Get a Better Job

I have been working in a startup environment for 1.5 years, beginning a few months after I earned my BA. The company isn't profitable and I've been promoted from an admin role to a marketing…

Work Less and Network More

Work Less and Network More

Here’s what we’re reading right now.

Stock of OvaScience, the fertility treatment company, is up, up, up. (BizWomen)

Spend less time working and more time networking, says Carol Bartz, former Yahoo CEO and Lisa Lambert, founder…

Advice and Tips for a Networking Lunch Date

Advice and Tips for a Networking Lunch Date

For years, I was an editor at top magazines, which is great training ground for the obvious skills of writing and editing. But over the course of my career, I was also “trained” in the not-so-obvious…

The 6 Essential People You Need in Your Network

The 6 Essential People You Need in Your Network

We all know how important networking is for our careers. Building and maintaining strong relationships is critical to your professional success, whether you’re measuring salary growth, promotions or job satisfaction over time. But before you rattle off how…

Establish Networking Connections in 15 Minutes

Establish Networking Connections in 15 Minutes

Can you build a business without regularly attending industry events?

If you know me at all, you know I think conferences are essential to starting and building a business. Which is why my anxiety has been through the roof lately…