In an industry where referrals and word of mouth marketing are most effective, the value of a strong network cannot be overstated. While social media networks are extremely valuable, they are covered in separate section. This section will zero in on the old school personal and professional networking.
Personal and profesional networking truly is an art and science. In the section, you will see some time tested ideas and resources to consider. For it to work, you must invest time, effort and brainpower. Like anything else, your results will correlate to your efforts.
Long before Facebook, LinkedIn and other Internet based social networks, there were in person business networks. These were groups of business people that would get together every so often and share information, leads, insights, contacts, and more as a way to help each other out. A personal experience with one was back in 1986. This […]
In a business driven by referrals, you need to develop a list of every group or organization you might be able to participate in to build your professional network. Here is a list of different groups to consider getting involved in: Trade Associations – The landscape industry has a lot of local and national […]
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