Hopeful Thoughts


Networking

Today I went to a business networking meeting.

I was invited by a friend of mine, who I trust totally.  However, I was still quite a bit wary of showing up to a meeting at 8:00 in the morning with a bunch of strangers.  Quite honestly, I might have never agreed if we weren’t meeting at one of my favorite breakfast spots!

Now, I’m sold.

It was a bunch of people just like me who are simply trying to get their name out to make a business work.  There were people there who need what I can do, and there are people there who can do what I need done.  Not to mention, all those people know other people who might need me, too!  Those 25 strangers open doors to hundreds of people I would never meet on my own.  It’s such a simple concept, but how many of us are willing to sit down with a group of strangers and find out what they do?

I also have new motivation.  They collected business cards from everyone at the meeting.  Well, I didn’t have any business cards. I had to write my information down on the back of my friend’s old cards!  How embarrassing!  So, I sat down this afternoon and ordered some.  When I go back in two weeks, Hope 4 Math will have a more professional look.  I don’t know why it’s taken me 9 months to get that easy task done!

So, if you’re trying to get more business contacts and haven’t tried a networking group before, jump in!  I’m so glad I did!

Posted February 5th, 2010 in life's little adventures.

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