Networking Events

Personal Improvement

3 Investments Entrepreneurs Need to Make in Themselves

The tangible rewards of entrepreneurship are achieved by maximizing your own intangible assets.
Networking

The Real Meaning of 18 Polite Terms Related to Sucking Up

Eskimos have dozens of words to describe snow. Business people have an equally vast vocabulary of euphemisms for meeting strangers in hopes of making some money.
First Impressions

Better to Stay Home Than Commit These 3 Networking Blunders

Networking events exist to make a first impression. Don't be remembered as that self-centered guy desperate to make a sale.
Networking

5 Public Appearance Strategies Every New Entrepreneur Should Use

It's time to take your company 'public' by showing up at local networking and community events.
Conferences

7 Conferences for Entrepreneurs Under 30

Even if you've attended a conference that targets young entrepreneurs, perhaps it was run by a different age group and therefore came across as less than authentic. Try these events.
The Grind

How to Survive Startup-Event Overload

Five tips to navigate the awesome (but endless) sea of startup events.
Networking

Networking Is a Contact Sport

Networking is not a face-to-face, cold-calling opportunity. When it's done right, it's about building long-term meaningful relationships.
VIP

A 10-Step Strategy for Making Friends With a VIP

When you've realized who are the people who can help you the most, start thinking about how you can help them.
Networking

4 Ways to Always Leave Networking Events With an Appointment

Networking can be enjoyable but that's not why anybody does it. Have a plan for meeting the people you can help, and vice versa.
Summer

6 Strategies to Make Your Business Sizzle This Summer

Depending on your industry, the summer can be a valuable time in which to get a lead on the competition while they are taking time off.
Introverts

3 Ways Introverted Entrepreneurs Can Market Themselves

Introverts don't need to change who they are, they just need to learn a few tips about selling themselves as an entrepreneur.
Networking

3 Strategies and Reasons to Expand Your Network

You never know when someone you've helped will turn around and help you back.
Networking

How to Host an Incredible Networking Dinner

'Speed networking' at cattle call gatherings can never compete with the deep and powerful connections you can make by breaking bread with like-minded people.
Networking

3 Essential Questions to Ask for Your Networking Plan

Time is money. Ask yourself what you're looking for before you commit to networking events.
Networking

Stop Taking Part in the Most Absurd Business Ritual

Business-card swapping isn't about networking. It's about power. Here's how to assert yourself.