As the economy continues to shift into a buyer’s market, not only in housing but also in all other types of business, it is becoming more and more important to increase your business networking and seek out new business opportunities utilizing all your available resources.
It may seem that business is not out there, as people are slowly shifting away from hiring unknown companies to hiring companies and individuals recommended to them by friends and colleagues. Your local coffee shop, restaurant, bar and even the dog park are opportunities to network. So always bring your business card, talk to people and get out there!
Having a website is a great way to attract buyers, communicate with your network, share ideas and build a following. Additionally, there are a number of social networks which can help you develop a strong professional network, but you can’t stop there. Keep these networks updated, keep adding people, requesting recommendations and you will see your business grow. Utilize RSS to feed in news and stories to keep your content fresh on your networks.
Here are a few of my favorite sites for building business relationships and finding new business:
Results don’t happen immediately, but they don’t happen at all if you don’t (Net)Work It!
Feel free to comment and add other networks and websites you have found useful in increasing awareness about your company or finding new clients!