Referrals: Review of Happy Grasshopper Email Marketing

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I’m always on the lookout for cool tools that can help make relationship building fun and effective.   During my Web travels one day, I came across Happy Grasshopper. The name and the cheerful,  site caught my eye, so I decided to check it out.  Hey, I’m all about being friendly!

It’s Summertime . . . and the Connecting is Easy!

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Ahh, summer.  What’s not to love?  Beach vacations, lightning bugs, hot dogs and business networking.  Perfect together, right? Oh, wait.  How did business networking get into my reverie of summer? No, I don’t recommend taking your business colleagues on your vacation to the shore — nor do I hope they start serving hot dogs at…

Ask the Networking Expert: Can I Send My Newsletter to New Contacts I Meet at Networking Events?

Can I Send My Newsletter to New Contacts I Meet at Networking Events?

Question:  You’ve just attended a networking event and now hold in your hand a bunch of business cards.  Is it okay for you to simply add them to your mailing list or subscribe them to your newsletter? Answer:  Only with express PERMISSION from your contact. This is one of my all time worst, “want-to-throw-a-tantrum-whenever-it-happens” personal…

Business Networking: Adopt a Holiday

Cards, cards everywhere!  'Tis the season for holiday cards!   Getting a real, live card in the mail is a wonderful thing, right?   I mean, who doesn't love to open up a funny or thoughtful card from a friend, family member or business associate? But, when you get a bunch of them all at the same…