Networking: Make Connections to Build a Better Business
How do you build an effective network that can help jump start your company's growth? These entrepreneurs and experts share their top tips to help you learn to network the right way.
We all know that relationships, both formal and informal, are key to a company's growth. But how do you really build an effective network? These OPEN Forum exclusive videos from MSNBC's Your Business bring together entrepreneurs and experts to help you learn to network the right way.
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Strategize Your Networking Efforts
With so many available networking channels and methods, it’s important to strategize to get the most out of the time you invest in making valuable connections. Learn helpful tips for events, online platforms, and international contacts.
Make Networking Part of Your Marketing Plan
Balancing day to day tasks of running your business and also finding time to build a strong network isn’t easy. Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI, a business networking and referral organization, and the co-author of “Avoiding the Networking Disconnect” shares tips on how to network like a pro.
Start a Networking Group
How do you get fellow business owners to join in on your networking ventures? Mike Michalowicz, CEO of Profit First Professionals, and Nely Galan, founder of the Adelante Movement, tackle a viewer question about how to get a networking group off the ground.
Network Efficiently to Help Build Your Business
JJ Ramberg and more
How do you get the most out of networking events and make connections that will help build your business? Attendees from the floor of the recent Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit share their tips on networking.