building relationships

It's been said that "Relationships make the world go round". As business owners, relationships are at the core of our business  and our abillity to develop strong relationships is key to our success.  That includes relationships with our customers and clients, with our suppliers, our referral partners and all those people we network with year in and year out.
 
December is an interesting month for business. Many of my clients find that sales soften and slow down - some industries more so than others. I frequently hear the comment that now is not a good time for business. 
 
How can you build a strong network?  It's really not rocket science.  Here are some easy to do key strategies to develop a strong network.
 
Are you frustrated by your lack of networking results? Maybe you're not doing enough to develop strong relationships with the people you meet. 
Read on for three key strategies that can easily turn your contacts from names on your Rolodex to connections that might last for years or even a lifetime.
 

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Today's the day to give treats to your loved ones (and even yourself!). It's also the perfect time to acknowledge other people you appreciate, for example your suppliers, clients and prospects too.

And so, I have cooked up something special for you...

First, your Valentine's gift!

 
How can you build a strong network?  It's really not rocket science.  Here are some easy to do key strategies to develop a strong network.
 
Networking is about making connections.  The more quality connections you make, the better for your business. But making connections is a skill that some people find challenging.  Fortunately, it's also a skill that can be learned.  And not only that -- if you can just eliminate the biggest mistake people make, you'll improve your results significantly, ...and fast.

Are you networking online?  If you're not, you're missing out on a wealth of opportunities.  Read on for a few tips on how to get started.
 

Awkward networkerDo you feel awkward when you're at networking events? Are you less than thrilled to attend a networking event and would rather be home with a good book (or even housecleaning) than talk to people you don't even know? There are ways to make networking more comfortable - and more productive - even for shy, nervous, or reluctant networkers.

This past weekend I spent Saturday at the TEDxCapU event and had the opportunity to hear some great speakers share fresh ideas. The a couple really stood out for me and so here’s some thoughts that most inspired me…