Beyond the Business Card: Effective Strategies for 1:1 Networking Success


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Today we're diving into the art of successful 1:1 networking. Many of us have been part of leads groups or networking events where the goal is to connect with other business owners over coffee or a drink. But how can you ensure these meetings are not just about exchanging business cards, but also about building meaningful connections? Here are five tips for a successful 1:1 networking meeting."

TIP 1: Listen with Intent

Successful networking is a dynamic interplay between conversation and attentive listening. It transcends mere verbal exchange, encompassing a genuine curiosity in the intricacies of others' businesses and life experiences. When engaging in networking meetings, it's essential to adopt a mindset of authentic interest in the person across from you. This involves asking open-ended questions that invite meaningful dialogue and actively...

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Navigating the Startup Storm: Overcoming Common Business Struggles


One of the questions that I get asked most is either how do you go about starting a business or what are the biggest challenges in starting your own business and how do you overcome them.  So I thought today I would discuss that of exhilarating yet daunting endeavor: starting a business. Embarking on this journey is filled with excitement, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. Today, I want to shed light on the five of  biggest challenges in starting a business and offer a couple of  effective ways to overcome each obstacle.  These challenges are not exhaustive but are often the ones that initially stand out.

Challenge #1: Finding the Right Idea

One of the initial hurdles entrepreneurs face is finding a viable business idea that aligns with their passions, skills, and market demand. Many aspiring business owners struggle to pinpoint that perfect concept that will not only excite them but also attract customers.

Solution #1:

The first step...

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