Welcome back to Firecrackerology for Fall 2016.
Too often we think Business Networking only takes place in Business Groups.
Last summer; had written an article about how people don’t realize everyone has a business group.
Business Networking happens in daily life.
People go to work, school, leisure, places of faith, grocery store, visit those we know, read the paper etc.
“Leads” are all around us.
Few years ago, I was out for a leisure day. One person asked me something if I used a certain service. We’d driven past such a place & it prompted them to ask.
All of a sudden, one of the others out with us that day spoke up. They had been looking for such a service but had not known whom to ask or if it was even offered.
Later they mentioned getting this service to friends who had no idea as well and wanted to know more. Perhaps they might purchase as well.
One friend in business that I told this to laughed when told & said he thinks people who aren’t entrepreneurs network MORE than those of us who are entrepreneurs.
About two or so years ago had found a business card on the corkboard in the mailroom at home.
Had picked it up not knowing why & later when looking for something else found it amongst a box of cards.
Last Spring had been returning from meeting a Tech Trainee when on the pathway directly in front of home was a business card at my feet.
One business organization VYA belongs to had been looking for this exact service as a member for some time.
Upon contacting the company found out their office was nowhere near where I’d found their card.
They didn’t even know of this association until now.
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