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Which Way Is Best: Relationships First or Business First?

Which Way Is Best: Relationships First or Business First?

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Men often go for the transaction immediately, rather than nurturing networking relationships as women do. Solve this chicken-or-egg conundrum before you embark on your networking efforts.
January 24, 2012 in Networking
Meeting in the Middle: Networking With the Opposite Sex

Meeting in the Middle: Networking With the Opposite Sex

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Men and women approach networking from two different directions, but if you want to build relationships and create opportunities, you need to find common ground.
January 24, 2012 in Networking
Video: Four Steps to (Quickly) Share Your Business StoryPlay Video

Four Steps to (Quickly) Share Your Business Story (Video)

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Communications coach Carmine Gallo shares tips on how to craft your business story --covering all the essential elements -- so you tell it in 60 seconds.
January 4, 2012 in Tips from Experts
Seven Ways Business Owners Can Beat the January Doldrums

Seven Ways Business Owners Can Beat the January Doldrums

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For many businesses, January is a dead month. Here are some ideas for how to perk up your post-holiday bottom line.
December 28, 2011 in Marketing Plan
Do Chamber Meetings Still Beat LinkedIn for Networking?

Do Chamber Meetings Still Beat LinkedIn for Networking?

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A recent survey finds that online networking and women's and service clubs are less effective than in-person networking-focused organizations.
December 23, 2011 in Networking
Networking Strategies for the Holidays

Networking Strategies for the Holidays

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The holiday party season is a great time to meet people -- and you should have a plan.
November 28, 2011 in Networking
Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

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Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
November 14, 2011 in Startup Basics
LinkedIn Offers More Insight into its Networking Groups

LinkedIn Offers More Insight into its Networking Groups

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Business owners now have access to demographic information about the professional groups they join on the popular networking site.
November 11, 2011 in Networking
A New Tool for Taming Business-Card Clutter

A New Tool for Taming Business-Card Clutter

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In a quest to rid his desk of a dusty business-card collection, our tech columnist tests a new scanner that comes with contact-management software.
October 27, 2011 in Office Tech
10 Questions for a Networking Referral Power Team

10 Questions for a Networking Referral Power Team

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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.
October 20, 2011 in Networking
Five Rules for Building Strong Connections

Five Rules for Building Strong Connections

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Having a great product just isn't enough. Ultimately the people you know will make the difference in your business success. Here's how to find them.
October 14, 2011 in Networking
Don't Wait for a Reunion to Network With Former Classmates

Don't Wait for a Reunion to Network With Former Classmates

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If done right, reconnecting with old college friends can spell new referrals and maybe even revenues for your business.
September 8, 2011 in Marketing Basics
How a B-School Networking Problem Became a $20 Million Opportunity

How a B-School Networking Problem Became a $20 Million Opportunity

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Bump Technologies co-founder David Lieb went to business school to make contacts. He left to build a new way to share them.
September 7, 2011 in Success Stories
A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs

A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs

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What can you do to get ready for another downturn? Here are 10 ideas for how to position your business for success despite tough times.
August 29, 2011 in Business Management
How Business Owners Can Shake the Summer Doldrums

How Business Owners Can Shake the Summer Doldrums

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If business is slow, consider these networking opportunities.
August 12, 2011 in Networking
How to Build Credibility as a Young Entrepreneur

How to Build Credibility as a Young Entrepreneur

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Five steps to make your business a success when experience is not on your side.
August 8, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs
How to Enter a Room and Network Like a Pro

How to Enter a Room and Network Like a Pro

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Consider these tips to make a lasting impression on new connections, before a meeting even starts.
July 26, 2011 in Leadership
Video: How to Enter a RoomPlay Video

How to Enter a Room (Video)

Our Esquire Guy columnist explains how to make a good impression before a meeting even starts.
July 26, 2011 in Networking
The Best Bar to . . . Network Without Spending Big Bucks: Copa D'Oro

The Best Bar to . . . Network Without Spending Big Bucks: Copa D'Oro

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This Santa Monica, Calif., hangout offers the kind of soft lighting and easy-on-the-wallet happy hour that can appeal to Gen-X startup founders.
June 21, 2011 in Networking
Shift Your Mindset, Save Your Business

Shift Your Mindset, Save Your Business

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Five steps to see your company in a new way -- and make a comeback.
June 20, 2011 in Leadership
The Five Best Small-Business Resources You're Not Using

The Five Best Small-Business Resources You're Not Using

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Entrepreneurs might want to consider these valuable and affordable resources that offer expert advice and support.
May 31, 2011 in Leadership
Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

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Outside of attending the big hoedown in the Capitol, here are three ways to get the most out of National Small Business Week.
May 16, 2011 in Networking
How to Really Build Loyalty

How to Really Build Loyalty

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Here is a snippet of what's to come out of the leadership and loyalty focused Successful Online Business Conference.
April 29, 2011 in Networking

Creating a Dream Team to Guide Your Business

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You hear it called by many names: a mastermind group, success team, think tank, advisory board, etc. But it's got one purpose, and that is to help
April 28, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs
How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

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Five tips for young hopefuls to consider before hanging their own shingle.
April 28, 2011 in Startup Basics
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