Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Sharpen Your Business Networking Skill To Grow Your Small Business > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Sharpen Your Business Networking Skill To Grow Your Small Business

Most people become lax at maintaining their professional business network when they've worked with a company a while. With the constant rounds of mass layoffs, having a dead or outdated business network can mean business suicide to even the most skilled expert.

Whether you've been laid off and are looking for work or are a small business owner trying to grow a business, connections are crucial for business success. But it's not so much who you know as who knows you. And that means networking effectively should be one of your priorities. Here are a few tips to help you get the results you seek from business networking.

- Before you go to a networking meeting, be prepared with a goal. Who do you want to meet? Why are you there? Have a conversation icebreaker ready to get to know the right people.

- Don't reserve every seat and act like a grump if someone unfamiliar wants to sit there. Welcome the opportunity that a stranger presents. They may be your next prospect.

- Treat referrals like gold. Contact the referral within a day, if possible. Let the referrer know how things went.

- Online, your email creates the first impression just like your physical presence does at face-to-face meetings. Be the business professional that you are.

- Any email you send has the potential for being forwarded to an untold number of people. Before you press the "send" key, give your message the "front page" test. Ask, "How would I feel if this made the front page of the newspaper?"

Denise O'Berry is a small business expert who helps small business owners grow their business with less effort. Additional business networking tips may be found in her guide -- "101 Nuggets to Power Up Your Schmooze-Ability" at http://www.deniseoberry.com/101tips

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

ZDNet

Qualcomm: Mesh networking is the future of smart homes
ZDNet
Home broadband services are on the cusp of change and mesh networking is needed to push the industry forward, according to Qualcomm. Research firm Gartner predicts that 8.4 billion connected "Things" will be in use in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016.
IoT needs to be secured by the networkNetwork World

all 44 news articles »

Forbes

Networking Isn't Weird. You're Just Overthinking It.
Forbes
For some people, the thought of networking is just as daunting as public speaking. Picture it and you'll probably imagine being in a room full of people struggling to hold a conversation with each other. With a dry mouth and sweaty palms, you ...


SiliconANGLE News (blog)

Marvell to Acquire Cavium for $5.5 Billion, Augmenting Marvell's CPU, Networking, & Security Assets
AnandTech
The deal in turn will see Marvell acquire Cavium assets that cover a number of businesses and technologies, including CPUs, networking, multimedia, security, and other chips. Marvell hopes that the combined company will have the a product portfolio to ...
Chipmaker Marvell buys Cavium for $6B to expand into networking gearSiliconANGLE News (blog)
Why Shares of Cavium Networks Popped TodayMadison.com

all 208 news articles »

Forbes

5 Reasons The Army's New Battlefield Networking Strategy Won't Work
Forbes
I write about national security, especially its business dimensions. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. U.S. Army leaders held a breakfast with reporters last week in which they tried to explain their strategy for keeping soldiers ...

and more »

Madison.com

3 Takeaways From Extreme Networks' Earnings
Motley Fool
The networking world is being turned on its head by software-defined networking, causing many smaller players to either be acquired or go bankrupt. Extreme has been on the winning side. Over the past year, the company bought the wireless networking ...
Ironwood Investment Management Holding in Extreme Networks (EXTR) Has Trimmed by $421506; Grubhub (GRUB ...BZ Weekly
Is It Time to go for: NetEase, Inc., (NASDAQ: NTES),Extreme Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ: EXTR), International Business ...Hot Stocks In Focus (press release)

all 22 news articles »

Forbes

Your Survival Guide To Holiday Networking: How To Handle Seven Common Problem Situations
Forbes
Even if you avoid networking all year, it's inevitable during the holiday season that you will find yourself at a networking event – your company party, your kids' school events, the year-end celebration for a professional group you're involved with ...


Fayetteville State University Achieves Immediate ROI With Campus-Wide Cloud Networking by Aerohive®
Business Wire (press release)
MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aerohive Networks™ (NYSE: HIVE), a Cloud Networking leader, today announced that Fayetteville State University (FSU), located in North Carolina, chose Aerohive for comprehensive enterprise Wi-Fi access across its ...

and more »

The 2017 Tech Innovator Awards: Networking Honorees - Page: 1 ...
CRN
Among this year's Tech Innovator Awards class are 13 vendors in the networking space, brining innovation and flexibility to the enterprise network. Page: 1.

and more »

Fast Company

What To Do 30 Days, Hours, and Minutes Before A Networking Event
Fast Company
Networking can be nerve-wracking. If you have an event coming up, here's a quick guide to plan in advance how to walk away with some meaningful connections. 30 Days Before. See who's going, says Dorie Clark, author of Stand Out Networking: A Simple ...


Forbes

Could Quantum Networking Be The Next Big (IT) Thing?
Forbes
Foundry innovation lab located in the heart of Silicon Valley to learn more about quantum networking, which promises similar results. The team in Palo Alto has incubated nearly 150 projects since its inception, and in May of this year announced a ...

Google News

7 Step Plan To Get Going With Networking

Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, feel like you... Read More

Land the Ideal Job Using Social Networks

With at least 60% of job-seekers finding employment through networking,... Read More

Growing Your Network of People Can be Easy and Fun!

A few years back when I moved to Charlotte, NC... Read More

Plan for the Event or Flounder

Rather than being there to eat the food and drink... Read More

Networking - Facts to Ponder

Right here in Europe, the very last continent to enter... Read More

Networking Know-how

Successful networking requires the understanding from the get-go that it... Read More

10 Steps to Successful Networking

"It's not what you know, it's who you know."This old... Read More

A New LinkedIn Discussion Forum for High Power Dealmakers

For those of you interested in international business transactions or... Read More

Lesson 61 - When Does Aggressiveness Turn Into Annoyance?

The StoryWhen attending conferences, conventions, or private events, it's guaranteed... Read More

Create a 10 Second Introduction From Your USP

You can generate a ton of business by networking, whether... Read More

Did You Market Yourself Today?

"If you build a better mouse trap - the world... Read More

Powerful Networking: Focus on Building Connections, Not Closing Sales

You can find numerous references in the business literature about... Read More

62 Ways to MAXIMIZE Your Approachability

If you walk into your local bookstore and pick up... Read More

How to Shmooze

Definition: talk idly or casually in a friendly way Value:... Read More

The 4 Actions of Awesome Hospitality

These Actions of Awesome Hospitality? will help you manifest the... Read More

Why Arent You Talking to Me?

Your nonverbal communication talks before you do. Only seven percent... Read More

Who Are You and What The Heck Do You Do?

A few years ago, I was attending a family function... Read More

Network Marketing

Network marketing is the ordinary person's best opportunity to make... Read More

Volunteering for a Networking Group

When is it appropriate to volunteer to take a position... Read More

10 Effective Ways to Remember Names

Sigmund Freud says "a person's name is the single context... Read More

Examination of Discovery - Finding the Right Networking Group

Why would I pick this group over another group?How many... Read More

Networking - How To Do It

Networking is probably the oldest, easiest, most effective and least... Read More

The Five Step Formula For Getting Prospects to Call You

Are you tired of prospecting for new business?Are you sick... Read More

Mobile Car Wash Companies; Trading Tips

If you run a mobile car washing firm we recommend... Read More

Franchisees Should Learn From Each Other

If you own a franchise you should be in contact... Read More