Networking....let's do this together
So often when we're ready to launch or grow our business we think....website. The website is more of a responsive tool. Sales is all about awareness and reputation. No matter how amazing our product is, if they don't know that we exist they will never buy from us.
Networking is a word that terrifies most of us because we think of cheesy Chamber of Commerce meetings in hotel ballrooms....where cheap beer and business cards flow like honey. There's a better way.
To develop a true network you need to:
1. Know your target audience
2. Make a plan to meet them
3. Go to them....be willing to be uncomfortable
4. Make it about them (add before you ask)
5. Look and ask for connections
6. Stay in touch