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Leadership: The Power of an Active Network
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Do You Ask Your Network for Help?

mature_woman_at_laptopNetworking. Conjures images of business card exchanges. But, what’s really powerful is building bridges. Then, asking your network, “would you help me with…” When your network answers with a resounding yes, then you are well-connected.

I don’t have the source, but love this quote, “It’s not Who You Know. It’s who knows you.” Your network knows you and your business. You have trust. You can ask and it will yield advice, introductions and sometimes sales.

This week, I will be traveling to Dallas to speak at the eWomen Network Conference. Thousands of women entrepreneurs will be there to listen, learn and network. A team of SCORE mentors will be hosting two sessions for mentoring on everything from start-up tips, to cash for business to search engine optimization. The power of building networks in action.

Can’t attend the conference? Try these resources:

Download PDF: Making the Most of Your Network
SCORE Mentoring: Free, Confidential Online or In Person
Quiz: How Well Do You Network?

Christine Banning, SCORE
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Discussion (5) Comment

  1. For those of you new to networking, first join a professional society and connect with peers in your industry at local events. Also, get involved in a charity as a volunteer. This should align with your business goals in terms of interest area or focus. Your volunteerism connects you with people who share the same interests. The best networking begins by becoming involved and engaged in areas of strong interest.


  2. JaimeVisitor

    I am excited to find out more ways to network. I work in healthcare but I am also finishing my degree in Business Administration. I want to combine both fields but I don’t know exactly who to reach out to.


  3. MelissaVisitor

    I am graduating with my bachelors degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and all I hear about is networking. I am very interested and was just wondering exactly how to get started.


  4. MichelleVisitor

    The power of networking is something huge! I loved the quote you used…”It not who you know, its who knows you!” Couldn’t have said it better myself! Thanks!


  5. YourtimeblogVisitor

    Thousands of women entrepreneurs will be there to listen, learn and network. A team of SCORE mentors will be hosting two sessions for mentoring on everything from start-up tips, to cash for business to search engine optimization. The power of building networks in action.

 

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