It’s no secret that one thing you must do to grow your business is network with other people. Those folks might be people in your industry, or they could be potential customers. Either way, one thing that networking achieves is to increase brand awareness. Let’s face it; you need to make yourself heard to get people interested in what you’ve got to sell!
The thing is; some entrepreneurs don’t know how to network. Some even assume that just setting up a website is enough! Of course, we all know that’s not the case. If you’re unsure of the most effective ways to network, you’ve come to the right place.
Keep reading and you will learn how to be a networking pro. Don’t worry; you can thank me later!
Build Up Your LinkedIn Presence
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know LinkedIn is a social network. Unlike platforms like Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is for professionals. Some people use it to talk about their professional accomplishments. Others use it as a way to find a new job.
In your case, you should use LinkedIn to network with other people. For instance, you can add people you’ve worked with to your “circle”. You may also wish to add high-profile clients and even suppliers. From there, you’ll have the chance to network with other people that they know.
You can use the opportunity to reach out to potential clients and suppliers. There’s no denying LinkedIn offers a brilliant way to connect with other professionals online.
Set Up A Trade Show Stand For Your Company
Exhibitions are a useful way of promoting products and services to interested visitors. Did you know it’s also another way to network with people too? Attend an exhibition and I guarantee you’ll meet all kinds of interesting folks.
Sure, you might drum up interest in your brand and even take a few orders. But, you’ll also have the chance to meet people your brand could work with in the future.
To save time and stress, hire some exhibition contractors to design your stand for you. What’s also useful about that is you can then reuse the stand for future trade shows.
Guest Post On Industry Blogs
I’m sure you follow leading industry blogs on a regular basis. Did you know that writing a guest post on one of them is another form of networking? You’ll get to make new contacts with the blog owners.
There’s one thing I find interesting about industry blogs. The people behind them often run their own businesses! Guest posting is also another way of increasing the SEO of your website.
Volunteer Your Free Time
When we aren’t busy making money, many of us like to help out those less fortunate than ourselves. Doing some charity work is a good way of connecting with like-minded people. And, of course, it’ll make you feel good helping out a worthy cause.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading today’s blog post. Thanks for checking it out!