Business Networking Groups: To Find The Best Groups, All You Have To Do is Ask

To Find The Best Groups, All You Have To Do is Ask

Finding the right networking groups to join can sometimes feel like a search for buried treasure — without the map. Sometimes there are just too many to choose from and sometimes the “good ones” are the best kept secrets in town.  Whatever situation you find yourself in, here is an easy way to find some…

Business Referrals: Is Your Focus on Getting Instead of Giving?

Is Your Focus on Getting Instead of Giving?

When you attend a business referral group such as BNI, LeTip or Leads, do you walk in with your hands outstretched and palms up expecting to “get” referrals from other members of the group? Of course you do! No one joins a referral group just for the sheer pleasure of being able to give business…

Business Networking: Are Chambers of Commerce Just a Waste of Time?

Are Chambers of Commerce Just a Waste of Time?

Whenever I ask other business professionals about their experiences with Chambers of Commerce, I usually get one of these common responses: 1.  I belong, but I don’t get any business from it. or 2.  I don’t belong because everyone is always just trying to sell to one another. Sound familiar?

Business Networking: What Does Your Handshake Say About You?

What Does Your Handshake Say About You?

As a business owner, I attend a lot of networking functions and meet a lot of different people.  And part of that experience is . . . the handshake. Handshakes come in all shapes and sizes and are often a big part of the impression we make on others.  What does your handshake say about…