If you have a local business, are B2B or are a service-based business, networking is a great way to grow your business and build relationships.
But, networking can be a gigantic waste of time too, if not done correctly!
There are so many ways to network with others these days: networking groups, events, industry related associations, one-on-one meetings, social media; it’s overwhelming! How do we decide where we should be networking? How do we decide how much time we should be networking each week? How do we decide what type of networking is going to give us the greatest return on our investment?
These are all questions that you need to answer if you want to make the most of your business networking opportunities. In this episode of The Business Life Podcast, I go in-depth on how you can decide where and how you should be networking to make it an effective part of your business strategy. Take a listen and be sure to download the free Networking Worksheet below that goes along with the episode!
Key takeaways from this episode:
- How to determine where your target customers and clients are networking so that you have the best chance of meeting the right people.
- Decide what value you want to receive by networking, as well as what value you can offer to people you are networking with.
- Determining if the amount of time and commitment you are spending networking is really worth it.
Resource mentioned in this episode:
NETWORKING WORKSHEET. This worksheet is designed to help you answer the questions of who, where and how to network for your business to get the best return on your investment!
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