Networking Events

Starting a Business

How Straying From the Pack Can Open the Door to Success

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of marching to your own drum and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
Growth Strategies

The 10 Types of People You Meet at Conferences (Infographic)

Looking to best allocate your networking time at conferences? Check out the 10 people you meet at conferences.
Entrepreneurs

How to Grow a Startup Community in Your Own Backyard

We've likely all benefited from startup events where we network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. But in the sometimes slower summer months, you should make these venues destination number one.
Starting a Business

4 Tips for Taking the Awkwardness Out of Networking

Networking can make people squirm. Here are four ways to make it less uncomfortable.
Starting a Business

How to Make Lasting Connections in the Dizzying Startup World

The founder of Little Duck Organics talks about how expanding his network and developing relationships helped his business thrive.
Growth Strategies

This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business

A review of a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative shows that support provided to entrepreneurs in regional groupings bolstered local economies.
Marketing

4 Body Language Cues You Need to Know When Networking

You might be hurting your networking efforts without even realizing it. Body language sends a strong message to people. Here are four cues to watch out for to be better at networking.
Starting a Business

5 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

The Senate's epic fail surprises no one as interest rates on Stafford student loans double today, the end of Google Reader is nigh, Independence Day is predicted to be a legendary travel bonanza, according to a recent Orbitz survey, NEXT helps Parisian treps validate their startup ideas, Startup Weekend heads to Amsterdam… This week's notable news and startup events for young treps.
Starting a Business

The Two Must-Have Elements for Attracting Startup Funding

Venture capitalist Paul Lee offers advice on what entrepreneurs should do get noticed by investors.
Marketing

Bonnaroo's Founder on Hosting a Blockbuster Bash

Rick Farman, the co-founder of Superfly Presents, the company behind music festival Bonnaroo, offers advice about successful events.
Starting a Business

Bonnaroo Founder's 9 Tips for Throwing a Blockbuster Bash

Rick Farman, the co-founder of Superfly Presents, the production company behind music festival Bonnaroo, provides young entrepreneurs advice about crafting a successful event.
Marketing

Networking Like a Pro: How to Host a Successful Business Mixer

Hosting a networking event can be really rewarding, but it takes careful planning to get the most out of it. These simple tips will help make your business mixer fun and successful.
Marketing

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Marketing

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.