Networking is the essential part of building wealth.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, we all know this. If it were easy everyone would be doing it. With being an entrepreneur comes a lot of hard work, doubts, and struggles; but on the other side of bad is good, such as working for yourself, inspiring and motivating others to pursue their goals, monetary success, and freedom from a regular 9-5. To be an entrepreneur you need confidence, the confidence to push forward, you also need focus, capital (depending on your field of choice), a plan, to take action, and if you want to grow in your field, you need to network.
A quote that I’m starting to understand more and more is “Your network is your net-worth.” Seems simple and easy, but honestly not really. I understand that it’s always who you know and not what you know; it’s about having resources, whether it be people, capital or for some people both. Having a well-established network is/has become very important in business. Expanding your network can be a challenge at first, so I would suggest starting with friends, family, classmates, co-workers, and acquaintances.
One great way to start networking outside of your inner circle is to start attending events, in particular, networking events. Being able to attend networking events helps you build on yourself, connect with business owners, build relationships, and to socialize. When attending your next event be sure to relax and breathe, always dress to impress, ask easy questions, be attentive, polite, smile, don’t hijack the conversation, and always follow up.
If you’re looking to attend a networking event, consider Small Business Expo. Small Business Expo or @TheBizExpo helps entrepreneurs, small business owners, and startup reach another level of success. The trade show provides attendees with workshops, seminars, presentations, speed networking, and much more. The Biz Expo is the biggest trade show, conference, and networking event in America; with over 18 locations in major cities including New York, Miami, Washington, Boston, and Chicago to name a few. A one-day attendance can provide you with an invaluable insight into growing your business.
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