4 ways to become an authority in your field

If you’ve ever thought about trying to become an authority in your field, you’ve probably wondered what the best steps to take would be. After all, most niches are quite competitive and getting to the top of the food chain is rarely easy. Truth is you’ll have to work not only harder, but also smarter, […]

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How to get ROI with networking

Play Fair This means not cheating. Don’t use shortcuts that harm your friends or cheat them out of their rewards. When networking for your business always be fair –don’t ruin it for everyone else. Be Kind Kindness matters. Kindness is shown in a number of ways one important way is with gift giving. Kindness dictates […]

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What to do with all Those Business Contacts

You finally made it to a local networking event and met some contacts, now what? Assuming you connected with people that you can help or that help you, now you need a plan of action. Don’t wait until next week or next month to contact them. Make it a point right after your event to […]

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How To Build Trust With Your List

This is by far the biggest obstacle many face when building an email list. They have no idea how to market to these people. Even well established marketers find this process difficult. Here’s a few ideas to get you going… Send personal Information and anecdotes to help build rapport Direct subscribers to new blog posts […]

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It’s Not About How Many People “Like” You

Building connections with other businesspeople takes time and effort. Your networking opportunities are no longer limited to local groups.  With social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter you can build your network virtually. It may surprise you but this whole networking online thing isn’t “all about you”. No, it really doesn’t matter how many people […]

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5 Easy Steps to Build Your Business Network

You’ve probably heard the saying “It’s not what you know but who you know” right? This is true in business whether you are an online entrepreneur or own a brick and mortar store. What if your business is solely online like that of a virtual assistant? Is offline networking still relevant? Of course it is […]

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Your Offline Business Networking Toolkit

Being prepared for a networking event can save you a lot of time. Knowing your intention before you step in the door will help you stay focused. With a business networking toolkit you will have everything you need to present yourself to potential business partners. Business flyer A flyer that includes your mission statement in […]

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How to Create a Stellar 30 Second Pitch

Sales people have known the effectiveness of compacting what they have to offer in a thirty second speech. This is known as an elevator pitch. The name derives from the fact that you have a very limited time to pitch your sale so you need to get to the point quickly as if you’re riding […]

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Following up with a Thank You Note

Networking should be part of your monthly business activities. Whether you network online via social media or offline at events one thing is for sure, you need to write thank you notes. Once you connect with someone and share information with him or her, especially if it was at an event or online webinar, you […]

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