Meetup.com is a free resource that every business person should utilize. I’m a member of Asheville Business Connections and the organizers of my local Meetup are Wayne Porter and Mandy Wildman. There are about 450 members and these members come from every walk of the business world. Some are employed and some are self employed the point is everyone has the opportunity to network.
Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. Meetup.com operates as a catalyst to ensure you meet the “right” people to include in your network and expand your sphere of influence.
Ultimately, it’s not about who you know … but WHO KNOWS YOU!!
Ask any senior executive, politician, community leader or successful salesperson which single skill or habit helped them excel in their career – an overwhelming majority will respond with one simple word… Networking.
NETWORKING IS CRITICAL
We are constantly bombarded with advertisements, emails, status updates, special offers, and sales pitches creating a cluttered message. Personal relationships enable you and your organization to stand out, rise above the noise and remain top of mind.