Network, Network, Network.

Network Networking: Its all about who you knowIt might sound cliché, but no matter how modern and sophisticated technology becomes for marketing and sales, nothing can replace the good ol’ personal referral. There are a myriad of local groups and organizations you can become involved in to meet people and start to make connections (and even have some fun while you’re at it)!

  • Start attending your local chamber of commerce events and mixers. You can also attend chamber events in nearby cities and towns.
  • Join local associations for your type of business or a related business and attend their meetings. (For example, if you are a web development company, it's a good idea to join your local technology association.)
  • If you are interested in politics, join your local party chapter.
  • Take a class at a gym.
  • Take a cooking or photography class at your local community college or university – something where you can interact and chat with members of the class (not just sit to hear a lecture).
  • Love softball? Join a rec league!
  • Do you play the trumpet? Join a community band.
If you spend time meeting people with similar interests, it's easy to make friends, start conversations, and eventually get to that valuable question...

"So, what do you do?"