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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

Asked by Julbert Abraham from AGM - LinkedIn Marketing & LinkedIn Training

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If you're wondering if you can get clients from a professional network such as LinkedIn or Alignable (or any... Read Full Answer

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

Asked by Juan Manuel Colome from Top Response Marketing

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What is List Building all about?

List building refers to a continuous process of adding new and updated subscribers to your list.... Read Full Answer

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

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What Networking Strategies Do You Use?

By MaryAnn DiEdwardo · Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 · Tagged in Offline



How do small businesses network to continue to prosper? For example, do community events aid independent business owners?

I provide lectures and book talks to enhance my connections. What do you do to network?

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Kerry George from The CIBN (Canadian Imperial Business Network)
23 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, June 17, 2017

All networking is profitable and good but some networking is more so, especially if you are new to networking. If you go to a free networking event you may get contacts who like to get everything for free. So that may not be as good for the service you are trying to sell. A large event looks fun and exciting, however the onus is on you now to follow up with a lot of people. What differentiated you from the other 199 people who were there? Why would they even remember you the next day? A better way to go is to attend a weekly group of about 15 to 25 people.... (more)


MaryAnn DiEdwardo from Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo, Writer Artist Educator
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Saturday, June 17, 2017

I certainly agree with your comment. Plus, the strategy is part of my 2017-18 schedule. Thanks!


Joli Blackburn from CoPros | Colorado Professional's Network
28 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, June 19, 2017

Great post!

Laura Meyers from MD Bookkeeping & Internet Services LLC
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, June 19, 2017

I love networking through the BNI groups here in Colorado. There are a lot of dedicated business owners who want to help you succeeed. I found a wonderful group of business owners in Longmont who want to help me grow my business and I too want to help them grow their businesses. My name is Laura and I own MD Bookkeeping & Internet Services LLC. I started my business to help small businesses. I want to help businesses in my community thrive.

Melody Montgomery from Sandler Training
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Are you local to CFL? Let me know if you want to talk IRL and I can share what groups I have found to be productive.


MaryAnn DiEdwardo from Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo, Writer Artist Educator
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Saturday, June 17, 2017

I am interested and hope to talk with you.Thanks!

Richard Mickens from RMJ Commercial Cleaning Services, LLC
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

One avenue we use is Thumbtack. If you are in a service type business, this could be a good option for some. We also do old fashioned door to door (or office to office) meet and greet and promote our office cleaning services. Not to mention social media of course!

Larry Lewis from Mystic Light Marketing
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, June 15, 2017

We have a network of networks, we just involved four of the biggest ecommerce companies online into our business. I share al my knowledge to help others market successfully.

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