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7 Tips for Networking

Many of us dread walking into a room and introducing ourselves to a bunch of strangers. Here's some advice for building professional relationships.

When It Comes to Networking, Farmers Will Always Beat Hunters

Asking for the business too soon is a common networking mistake. A better approach is to use networking as an opportunity to meet people.

LinkedIn Fans Rejoice: Your iPad App Has Arrived

The popular business networking site has created an app for Apple's tablet.

When It Comes to Successful Networking, Everyone Wants to Get Along

Women and men agree that networking is valuable, but sometimes it's easy to give off the wrong impression inadvertently.

Learning to Network: Organized Study vs. Winging It

Do men and women network in different ways? Here's a look at the ways in which each sex approaches it.

The Risk-Averse Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Success

Thinking about starting a small business? Here's a step-by-step guide for how to launch your business in a low-risk way.

Welcome to SXSW Interactive 2012

The annual South By Southwest Interactive Festival kicks off this weekend in Austin, Texas. Entrepreneur's Colleen DeBaise is on scene and offers an insider's look as the action heats up.

When It Comes to Networking, Don't Try to Wing It

Looking to get more out of networking? Here are four tips to help you make your efforts more productive.

Forget Networking. How to Be a Connector

It's critical to hone your "connector" skills -- that is, your ability to make new friends and acquaintances. Here's how.

When Networking, Vive la Difference?

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.

At Grubwithus You Never Have to Dine Alone

Former college buddies find fast-track growth with a business that makes meals more social.

Meeting in the Middle: Networking With the Opposite Sex

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.

Which Way Is Best: Relationships First or Business First?

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.

Four Steps to (Quickly) Share Your Business Story

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.

Seven Ways Business Owners Can Beat the January Doldrums

For many businesses, January is a dead month. Here are some ideas for how to perk up your post-holiday bottom line.

Do Chamber Meetings Still Beat LinkedIn for Networking?

A recent survey finds that online networking and women's and service clubs are less effective than in-person networking-focused organizations.

Networking Strategies for the Holidays

The holiday party season is a great time to meet people -- and you should have a plan.

Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.

LinkedIn Offers More Insight into its Networking Groups

Business owners now have access to demographic information about the professional groups they join on the popular networking site.

A New Tool for Taming Business-Card Clutter

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.

10 Questions for a Networking Referral Power Team

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.

Five Rules for Building Strong Connections

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.

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

If done right, reconnecting with old college friends can spell new referrals and maybe even revenues for your business.

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

Bump Technologies co-founder David Lieb went to business school to make contacts. He left to build a new way to share them.

A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs

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.
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