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Small Business Networking: Network Effectively

The ability to create and maintain strong professional relationships is an important key to business success. Networking is the vital business skill that lets you cultivate lasting business relationships and create a large sphere of influence from which you can find new clients, contacts, referrals and opportunities. These are the steps to cultivating long lasting business relationships: Clarify your objectives and then make a plan: you can’t form special relationships with everyone so you have to be selective. Go to business events, conferences, training days, exhibitions and any event where business people are gathered. You won’t build a lasting network from your office desk. A trade exhibitions website is a good events listing source. Be prepared when you go out to meet new ... »