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Networking Tip: Say Thank You

If someone gives you a sweet lead or refers you for a job or service, thank them! This is a contact that deserves your attention. Showing your appreciation makes you look good, and, more importantly, it makes your contact feel good. A sincere “thank you” lets the other person  know you value what they’ve done […]

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10 Trade Show Tips to Make Your Next Exhibit a Huge Success

by Darrell Zahorsky There is no substitute for live, in-person events for small business owners. From small business conferences to trade shows, there are many reasons to get out there for face-to-face networking opportunities. There are many tactics your small business can use to ensure a winning trade show; here are ten powerful tips. 1. Pick an Offbeat Show […]

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Networking Tip: Offer a Reward

Encourage customers to give referrals by offering incentives, such as a discount on their next purchase, a free month of service or a small gift. Offering a reward is an excellent reason to reach out to your network. Let your customers and contacts know you value them. www.businessmixers.com

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Networking Tip: Put Your Best Foot Forward

A warm smile and a firm handshake are excellent tools to have in your networking toolbox. Relax, have fun and be sociable! While it’s okay to introduce yourself to people with an alcoholic beverage in hand, save heavy drinking for after the event. Attending a networking event is still work – especially if you’re on […]

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Rules for an Effective Business Card

By Alyssa Gregory Business card rules for every small business owner. Having an effective business card is not as simple as listing your name and contact information on a small 3.5″ x 2″ card. In fact, there are thousands of ways you can format your business card, many options when it comes to the information you include, […]

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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

by Brandon Specktor Aping the popularity of TV’s zombie drama The Walking Dead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an educational comic book about zombie preparedness.  Doubling as a legitimate guide to surviving a pandemic, the comic offers these to-die-for tips: Hunker down. Seriously, lock your doors and stay home unless absolutely necessary […]

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What is Business Networking & What Are the Benefits

by Susan Ward Networking Definition: Business networking is the process of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with other business people and potential clients and/or customers. The primary purpose of business networking is to tell others about your business and hopefully turn them into customers. New contacts and referrals– The most obvious benefit of networking is to meet potential clients […]

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Be Different and Ambitious

The sales training and marketing sections contain lots of guidance about developing or refining your offering so that it is strongly differentiated from what is already available in the market-place, whatever your market-place is. If there is no special difference between you and other providers, then people have no reason whatsoever to choose to work with you. Look again at how […]

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