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Business Networking for Entrepreneurs

Networking is an essential skill for most business people, but especially for entrepreneurs. The strong association between the entrepreneur as a person and his or her business demands that entrepreneurs get out into the world and create and maintain business relationships. Here are some tips and resources to help you improve your networking skills and extend your reach.
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The Importance of Being Memorable
Have you ever attended a networking event, collected a bunch of business cards, and when you go through them the next day, you can't remember who many of them are? Well, you certainly don't want to be one of those that other people can't remember, do you? Here are five tips on how to make yourself memorable when meeting other people.

Networking Articles from Donna Fisher
The internationally renowned speaker and best-selling author ("Power Networking", "People Power", "Professional Networking for Dummies") offers full articles and excerpts on networking, word-of-mouth marketing, and breaking out of your comfort zone.

A Pocket Full of Business Cards
Timely and consistent follow-up is the key to successful marketing. Meeting someone once is rarely enough to bring you business -- repeated contacts are what do the trick. You always want to follow up with prospective customers, of course, but you should also follow up with potential referral sources.

Networking Articles from Susan RoAne
The best-selling author of "How to Work a Room", et al., offers more than twenty free articles and tips on networking, with a particular emphasis on the social skills - how to converse with contentious people, mingling, schmoozing, and how to avoid being a sleaze.

How to Profit From Networking
Sales are frequently developed through the relationships we have created with other people. Networking functions provide the opportunity to expand our contact list, particularly when we create and nurture quality relationships. Here are five strategies to make networking profitable.

Effective Networking
Diane Darling's free monthly newsletter, "The Net Effect", covers such diverse and creative topics as "What Dogs Can Teach Us About Networking", "What I Learned at MIT Charm School", "Holiday Party Networking Techniques", and "The Rolling Stones Know How to Network, Do You?". Archives of past newsletters are on the Web site.

Effective Networking for Busy People
With all the demands on our time made by our business, professional and personal lives, it's tempting to assign a lower priority to networking as an activity designed to meet new people. That would be a mistake.

Network Moves
This free monthly newsletter includes interviews with top networkers, networking group spotlights, and networking tips. The current issue and selected items from past issues are available on the website.

Do You Make Your First Impression Your Best Impression?
The first impression process occurs in every new situation. Within the first few seconds, people pass judgment on you – looking for common surface clues. Once the first impression is made, it is virtually irreversible. Guest author image consultant Michelle Sterling offers tips to make sure your first impression is your best impression.

Ask the Networking Expert - Dr. Ivan Misner
Dr. Misner, the founder of BNI, answers questions for Entrepreneur Magazine readers about networking. Topics include the six types of networking groups, how to network with a large group, the ROI of networking, and networking with confidence.

Networking Like a Pro: Make a Lasting Impression
Networking is less about meeting new people than having them remember you after the fact. So how do get someone to remember you from the other ten people he met that very same night? Try these three simple questions to make a lasting impression.

Business Network International
BNI is one of the oldest and certainly the world's largest business networking and referral organization. Over 2,700 chapters around the world offer their members an environment in which to develop personal relationships with other, non-competing businesspeople.

Creative Solutions to Getting a Business Started on Limited Cash Resources
If you want to make money online and in retail with a new business, head over to LinkedIn's Small Biz Nation group for an active community of helpful hints from experienced business owners and bloggers.

How to Cultivate a Network of Endless Referrals
Instead of thinking of "networking" as something you go to "networking events" to do, make it an integral part of your everyday contacts. Develop win-win relationships and let the referrals come to you.

Why I Network
Ecademy founder and marketing guru Thomas Power shares his thoughts on the importance of networking. Ecademy is certainly one of the largest (if not the largest) online business networks, with over 13,000 members around the world.

Understanding The Law of Successful Giving And Successful Receiving
In this excerpt from the newly updated Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales, Bob Burg explains how giving a great use value for a small cash value is the fundamental key to creating wealth for yourself.

Giving First: A Personal Experience
In this fourth excerpt from the newly updated Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales, Bob Burg shares his personal experience of The Law of Successful Giving and Successful Receiving in action.

The Grand Paradox: “Real-World” Giving and Receiving
In this excerpt from the newly updated Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales, Bob Burg explains how giving a great use value for a small cash value is the fundamental key to creating wealth for yourself.

Real-World Examples of The Law of Successful Giving and Successful Receiving
In this third excerpt from the newly updated Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales, Bob Burg shares some shining real-world examples of The Law of Successful Giving and Successful Receiving in action.

Why I Network
Ecademy founder and marketing guru Thomas Power shares his thoughts on the importance of networking. Ecademy is certainly one of the largest (if not the largest) online business networks, with over 13,000 members around the world.

Business Network International
BNI is one of the oldest and certainly the world's largest business networking and referral organization. Over 2,700 chapters around the world offer their members an environment in which to develop personal relationships with other, non-competing businesspeople.

Ask the Networking Expert - Dr. Ivan Misner
Dr. Misner, the founder of BNI, answers questions for Entrepreneur Magazine readers about networking. Topics include the six types of networking groups, how to network with a large group, the ROI of networking, and networking with confidence.

Network Moves
This free monthly newsletter includes interviews with top networkers, networking group spotlights, and networking tips. The current issue and selected items from past issues are available on the website.

Effective Networking
Diane Darling's free monthly newsletter, "The Net Effect", covers such diverse and creative topics as "What Dogs Can Teach Us About Networking", "What I Learned at MIT Charm School", "Holiday Party Networking Techniques", and "The Rolling Stones Know How to Network, Do You?". Archives of past newsletters are on the Web site.

Networking Articles from Susan RoAne
The best-selling author of "How to Work a Room", et al., offers more than twenty free articles and tips on networking, with a particular emphasis on the social skills - how to converse with contentious people, mingling, schmoozing, and how to avoid being a sleaze.

Networking Articles from Donna Fisher
The internationally renowned speaker and best-selling author ("Power Networking", "People Power", "Professional Networking for Dummies") offers full articles and excerpts on networking, word-of-mouth marketing, and breaking out of your comfort zone.

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