NETWORKING IN BUSINESS
What is Networking in Business?
When you decide to start your own business, it can be very overwhelming! Aside from actually starting your business andwhat is involved in this process (For Business Bootcamp by 100 Coffees Click Here!), you need to be prepared to do what it takes to find customers. You can’t have a successful business without customers. Many people teach many different things regarding the most important steps for customer acquisition, but it really all comes down to one main idea — Networking in Business! Simply, Networking.
But what does it mean to “network”?
Networking is defined by dictionary.com as the ability to“interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career”. So, in other words, networking in business is the ability to build your rolodex, phone’s contact list, your friend’s list, your linked in circles, etc. What they don’t go on to specify is how this should be done. How does one build their network without destroying relationships, getting blocked, have people at the PTA or church run the other way when they see you, and the scenarios go on and on…. 100 Coffees firmly believes that the best way to grow your network is to throw away the pitch and the objectives and focus on the relationships!! 100 Coffees Online Networking Organization for Women believes that when you focus on being genuine with others—asking for support and being open to receiving support, you gain customers naturally! I don’t know about you, but there have been many instances where I find myself having a need and I know just who to call because my friends have been open about what they are doing as an entrepreneur but have never tried to pitch or passively sell me. I have seen them believe in their products, and when it was the right time, I bought from them. It’s as simple as that. The more women with whom you connect, the greater opportunity you have for people to remember who you are and what you sell/represent!
What are THREE powerful tools 100 Coffees offers to assist womanpreneurs networking in business?
1. Coffee Blitz –
100 Coffees hosts Coffee Blitzes regularly! A Coffee Blitz is a networking “speed dating” model where up to 50 women gather in the same virtual conferencing space and the round robin commences! Everyone gets 7-10 minutes per connection before jumping to the next connection! You meet a lot of great women, learn a snap shot of who they are, and have the opportunity to book a coffee date with them to begin building those relationships! How awesome is that? Completely takes the stress off of networking, and you are given the opportunity to meet women from around the world!
2. Virtual Coffees –
A virtual coffee date is an opportunity for you to meet another woman “for coffee” without ever leaving your home! In the 21st century, a lot of people just do not have time to meet at a coffee shop— let alone if you are a wife, a mother, a business owner, entrepreneur, volunteer, work a 9-5, or all of the above!! No worries! 100 Coffees is all about networking online! It’s what we do and it is why we are so well known in the virtual networking realm! Having a virtual coffee date within the 100 Coffees community has helped many women grow their business, create new meaningful relationships, find confidence, and gain support to accomplish their professional and personal goals!
3. Closed Facebook Group Community –
The closed facebook community is where all the magic happens! This is our coveted online networking environment to promote networking in business! If you would like to join, or want more information CLICK HERE!
Are you a part of the 100 Coffees Networking Experience? Do you have your own way of building relationships through networking? Let us know!