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|Social Business Networking Can Expand Your Business Exponentially
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Social Business Networking Can Expand Your Business Exponentially
Social business networking has become a buzzword over the last several years.. There are social business networking events all over for business people. And we have all been introduced to social networking online.
Social business networking is an essential skill for most business people, but especially for entrepreneurs The strong association between the entrepreneur as a person and his or her business demands that entrepreneurs get out into the world and create and maintain business relationships.
Social Business Networking is Not Selling
Networking in your neighborhood
You may have heard that social business networking is not the same as selling, but what is the difference? Aren't you always in the market for prospects for your product?
However, if you try to sell people at social business networking events, you will never learn how to network or the true power of social business networking. This power is the value of the multilayers of relationships you gain through the people you meet.
Here is what I mean--I have a hairdresser. She is a hairdresser, that is what she does and she will never sell jewelry in her salon. I am looking for locations to wholesale my jewelry. My hairdresser is not someone for me to sell to, but she is a great person to network with. In her profession, and personal life, she meets people by the droves in many professions. She may be able to recommend a contact to me who owns a store that sells jewelry.
That is social business networking. I create a network of valuable contacts that lead me to people who I can sell to. The idea is to meet people and get to know them and what they do in the hopes that you can help them and they can help you further business interests.
Allow Time for Results
Social business networking takes up to 12 months to deliver results
Do not expect your social business networking to give you new contacts overnight. Typically, it takes 6 to 12 months or more for contacts to pay off. However, if you continually network you will see results.
It is also important to be genuine when you network. Think about what you can do for them as well as what they can do for you.
Don't pick and choose who to network with. You never know which contact will end up being the most valuable. Sometimes it is surprising who knows whom.
Well thats all for now, I hope some of this could help you or at leaste make you understand a little more.
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