Constantly look for ways to network
In business, you are judged by the company you keep – from your management team, board of directors,
and strategic partners. Businesses always need assistance, more so small businesses. Maybe the lady you
met in a trade association meeting can help you secure funding, or the gentleman at the conference can
provide you with management advice. It is important to form alliances with people who can help you,
and whom you can help in return. To succeed in business, you need to possess good networking skills
and always be alert to opportunities to expand your contacts.
Be real, approachable and positive. Hold your head up, look people in the eye. Speak to everyone.
Do unto to others. Ask for their business card. Make sure you always have a business card.
Approach with a servants heart. “How can I help?”