Networking Sucks, Do It Anyway
Who likes networking events? I’m sure those people are out there. I’m not one of them. Even as a self-proclaimed extrovert, I still find them intimidating. It’s like playing a slot machine, you put time and energy in and often get nothing but a watered down cocktail out of the experience. Even though the odds feel stacked against us, we all know that small business thrives on relationships, connections and marketing. That’s why you need to do it. That’s right, I mean you.
As scary as being faced with a room full of strangers can be, you can take solace that they’re probably nervous about talking to you, too. So, let’s break it down to a few actionable steps that can help you get real value out of networking opportunities.
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