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Understanding cultural differences is becoming more important in the increasingly global economy. Consider this advice when seeking out new business connections in China and elsewhere in Asia.
Asking for the business too soon is a common networking mistake. A better approach is to use networking as an opportunity to meet people.
Women and men agree that networking is valuable, but sometimes it's easy to give off the wrong impression inadvertently.
Do men and women network in different ways? Here's a look at the ways in which each sex approaches it.
Both men and women can benefit from better understanding gender-specific communication styles. Consider these tips to start you on your way to success in networking with the opposite sex for your business.
A recent survey finds that online networking and women's and service clubs are less effective than in-person networking-focused organizations.
The holiday party season is a great time to meet people -- and you should have a plan.
Working with people from complementary professions can help you leverage your referral network. Here's what you need to ask to find their sweet spots.
If done right, reconnecting with old college friends can spell new referrals and maybe even revenues for your business.
In the wake of LinkedIn's IPO, our columnist in the '500+ connections' crowd weighs in on the site's benefits for business owners.
Follow these tips to help break the ice in social situations and get on your way to forging lasting business relationships.
These tactics can help enhance your credibility when attending networking events.
Over time, strengthening relationships within your network can lead to new business.
Establish a plan to help determine who you want to connect with and where to find them.
Building good will and credibility among referral sources can benefit your business, as well as theirs.
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