This post from Self Made Minds was a great one about networking. I find it interesting that on my va boards a lot of people think of networking as connecting with other va’s. I enjoy that form of networking but don’t expect much return out of it. I hang out on those boards for interest and a little bit of education. I plan to network for my secretary/paralegal business in several ways:
- local Chamber of Commerce
- Women’s Enterprise Centre meetings in the nearby city
- Connecting with fellow bloggers (especially lawyer bloggers)
I definitely think networking in person will be the best strategy for me (but hey, I could be wrong!) to start out with. I am the type of person who enjoys the contact so it will benefit me by giving me a place to meet fellow business owners/entrepreneurs.