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Suggestions For Utilizing Facebook To Build Referrals?

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Has anyone found a great system for automating referrals through a simpleFacebook page

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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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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

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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)
25 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
29 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, June 19, 2017

Great post!

Suzanne Cerny from sfschoolofpainting
6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In my line of work as an Independent Artist, credentialed art teacher and life long art student, networking has not been a part of my profession. Now however, I see that other artists do join networking groups, and attend weekly sessions with small numbers of people from the larger group. Being aligned with a curator online, such as with Saachitart.com/ may have some results in being able to sell some work. Currently I am showing on FAA: fineartamerica.com at the site suzanne-cerny.pixels.com/ That is an artist website. FAA also offers a gallery site, which I... (more)

Maury Kosh from The Performance Based Marketing Group
30 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

We live in a WIIFM world. Networking groups are no different.

Far to often the networking groups draw a crowd that thinks they see an opportunity to hawk their wares to room full of people, forgetting that the room full of people are just like them doing the exact same thing. It then just becomes a business card feeding frenzy and no one gets any value.

The paid groups are no better as the business owner of the group has the same agenda... wiifm.. how many more sign ups can I get, and far to often the rush to make money wins out over any value.

Does it work... (more)

Neal Huffman from Neal Huffman
4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

I treat every day as networking. May not be a strategy, but it is a tactic.

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.

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