10 Websites to Find the Best Local Business Networking Events

May 1, 2015|Bradley Will In college, my instructors told me networking was the key to success.  In business, my mentors told me “your network equals your net worth.”  To be honest with you, until recently, I did not enjoy going to business networking events.  It was because I was so sick of giving people the same old sales pitch.  I just could not get past seeing every person I met as a dollar sign instead of their true unique value.  Once I truly understood that this is not a game of just shaking hands, but building relationships, I started having a blast. Now, I recommend every young entrepreneur attend minimum one networking event per week.  Whether it is a sales presentation, after hours social, or some type of seminar, you have the chance to meet great business minded people face-to-face.  While online social networking has brought a whole new dynamic to building relationships, it is still missing the high touch interaction which can never be replaced. If you just set a goal of going to one event a week and connecting with 10 people per event, you have personally grown your network by 520 people over the course of a year.  That may seem minuscule with all the emphasis on hoarding friends and followers through social networking, but just try and name 520 personal business contacts that you have made, let alone 260 connections.  Many people forget we do business with people and not virtual replications. Many of us will be spending much more time in front of the computer screen as social media becomes more relevant.  We must...
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