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Project Grow

How to Network and Create Your Own Luck

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In the latest season of Project Grow, we talk to experts about the challenges of growing a business.

Bertrand Sosa, an entrepreneur and investor whose current company is Rev Worldwide, says networking is critical because we live in a connected world. Sosa says he didn't realize that when he and his brother Roy started NetSpend, now a publicly traded company, in 1999. The brothers, who emigrated from Mexico at a young age and didn't speak English at first, didn't realize how many people were prepared to help them. "The networking effect of the American Dream isn't exactly spelled out for you," he says. 

In this video, he talks about the networking that goes on at RISE, a nonprofit conference that he and his brother started for entrepreneurs. He also advises entrepreneurs to make networking a priority as they build their companies.  

Project Grow: Season 3

Bertrand Sosa on Re-Energizing Small Businesses

Tips for Balancing Baby and a Business
How Women Entrepreneurs Differ From Men
How to Make $1 Million in Revenue

Nell Merlino on Growing Small Businesses

Changing the Startup Landscape for Scientists
Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup
Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups Make
Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business
Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing Again

Colleen DeBaise is special projects director at Entrepreneur.com.

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