Networking

Finding Prospects

How to Score a Meeting With Almost Anyone: Channel Their Hero

Even the toughest prospects are reachable if you know how to catch their attention. All it takes is a little savvy and some help from their biggest hero. Here's how.
Startup Weekend and Startup America Partner to Jumpstart Global Entrepreneurship
Startup Basics

Startup Weekend and Startup America Partner to Jumpstart Global Entrepreneurship

With the support of AOL Co-Founder Steve Case, new organization UP Global aims to accelerate startup communities around the world.
How to Apply PR Skills at Networking Events
Networking

How to Apply PR Skills at Networking Events

If you are your own brand, it makes sense that you should employ your professional acumen when presenting yourself to potential clients.
10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your LinkedIn Company Page
Social Media

10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your LinkedIn Company Page

How you can make a company page that generates leads, sales and traffic back to your website.
Marketing Ideas

7 Ways to Make Your Business Card Your Best Marketing Tool

If you haven't put much thought into your business card, you're missing out on a great marketing opportunity. Here are six ways your business card design and delivery can get you noticed.
3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Startup
Social Media

3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Startup

A surprising number of college students don't use the professional-social network. Here's why that's a mistake -- especially for young entrepreneurs.
Networking

Networking Fundamentals to Boost Your Bottom Line

Effective networking involves more than just reaching out to people and showing your face at events. Here are four key ways to use networking as an effective growth strategy for your business.
How to Use Customer Recommendations to Grow Your Business
Finding Customers

How to Use Customer Recommendations to Grow Your Business

Don't wait for associates or customers to give you their thumbs-up with personal testimonials and endorsements. Here's how to be proactive about asking for endorsements.
Starting a Business

3 Tips for Newbie Entrepreneurs on Starting a Business

Workplace expert and entrepreneur Liz Elam offers some advice about starting a business with little experience.
LinkedIn Tips: 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Network
Social Media

LinkedIn Tips: 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Network

To celebrate the social media giant's 10th birthday, read about best practices for business owners.
5 Ways to Be a Better Leader Online
Leadership

5 Ways to Be a Better Leader Online

Here's what separates the leaders from the followers online.
Young Entrepreneurs

11 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

RedBull launches a music-tech startup accelerator, 3rd Ward offers a networking opportunity in Brooklyn, HUB Bay Area helps social treps with PR, Berlin startups slay dragons, VCs and treps square off, the SBA gets social, NY Tech Day kicks off, TechCrunch Disrupt unleashes in NYC again, the Webbys wants your votes… This week's notable news and startup events for young treps.
4 Ways Introverted Young Treps Can Win in an Extroverted World
Young Entrepreneurs

4 Ways Introverted Young Treps Can Win in an Extroverted World

It's not easy for introverted young treps to put themselves out there, but these tips can help you master the networking scene.
Why So Many People Resist Networking and Miss Out
Networking

Why So Many People Resist Networking and Miss Out

Networking is a key way to build your business, yet entrepreneurs are often unwilling to take the time required to build those relationships. Get past these four personal barriers and you'll be well on your way to networking success.
Forget Facebook's Social Graph: LinkedIn Has a New Search Tool Too
Social Media

Forget Facebook's Social Graph: LinkedIn Has a New Search Tool Too

With LinkedIn's search update, people may be taking a closer look at your profile. Here are five tips for making sure you remain front and center on the professional network.
Young Entrepreneurs

4 Ways a Hobby Can Boost Your Entrepreneurial Efforts

Student entrepreneur Will Caldwell on the importance of finding passion outside of your startup.
How to Get Ahead by Being Generous
Managing Employees

How to Get Ahead by Being Generous

Adam Grant, author of Give and Take, shares five tips to increase generosity and improve your productivity and success.
How to Make the Most of a Sales Rejection
Sales

How to Make the Most of a Sales Rejection

You're bound to face rejection if you're in it to grow your business. Learning to take it in stride requires practice. Here are six ways to help you make the most of rejection.
Building a 'Growth Team' and Other Tips This Week
Productivity

Building a 'Growth Team' and Other Tips This Week

How your personal network can fuel your productivity, how confidence can defeat burnout, why your products need emotional content and more: our best tips of the week.
Leadership

3 Ways to Increase Your Confidence -- And Build Your Business

While having a stellar business idea is a huge part of the startup puzzle, conveying your idea confidently will help you piece it all together. Business coach Antonio Neves tells you how to inject some swagger into your pitch.
How Your Network Can Make You More Productive
Productivity

How Your Network Can Make You More Productive

Small-business owners who don't have the resources to hire a team can still increase their productivity by turning to their network -- and it won't cost a penny.
How to Win Face-Time With Tough Prospects
Finding Customers

How to Win Face-Time With Tough Prospects

Use these strategies to get in front of hard-to-reach potential clients and make a sale.
7 Steps for Planning a Kick-Ass Networking Event
Networking

7 Steps for Planning a Kick-Ass Networking Event

For young entrepreneurs eager to raise their credibility up a notch, consider hosting a real-world networking event. Here are a few tips for pulling it off.
Grow Your Business

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Social Networks to Really Network

Social media may be second nature, but if you really want to connect, you’ll have to leave the office or pick up the phone. Business coach Antonio Neves offers some choice networking tips.
Networking Skills That Win You Referrals
Networking

Networking Skills That Win You Referrals

Understanding people's behavioral styles can help you earn more business.
3 Steps to Streamlining and Improving Your Twitter Account
Social Media

3 Steps to Streamlining and Improving Your Twitter Account

Consider these tips for getting the most out of your company's experience on the popular social network.
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