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Make the Most of Networking Events

If you are really trying to make your home based business grow, you should take some time to attend a few networking events. You will meet others like yourself and most likely pick few hints and tips that you can use in your business. Generally, people do not mind sharing ideas.

Those with children should make arrangements to attend an event when you can, but get your face out and name there. The right networking event can bring in a large amount of business for you. An event every two months or so should suffice, then stay in touch with the person that grabbed your interest. It does not matter if it is by telephone, with just a quick hello, or a friendly FYI e-mail. If you have asked what their interests are this should not be difficult.

However, before you do anything, take a close look at your home business resume and see what is really there. If webmaster is listed on your resume and business card, you don't always have to think in terms of building a four or five page web site for a client. When talking to a business owner who already has a business web site up and running, mention that you can build them a virtual business biography or resume. What is virtual business biography? I admit that I made up this term, but what it means is that you take the business owners biz resume and make it available with clickable links, on the Internet, sort of like a forever press release. Most business people will welcome a second direct line to let people know who they are and what they do. If you can think outside of the "webmaster" box, you may be able to make money building resumes or VBB's online.

If you sell Tupperware or a similar product, go to your next networking event with an open mind. Think of other ways your product can be used. I have a Tupperware cereal container that I have used for change for many years. It is sturdy and easy to open when I need a couple of quarters.

One of the most important and valuable business tool is a proper business card. Your card should be available at all times, and most definitely when networking.

You cards should be:

Handy items for your purse or pocket:

Things to do the next week:

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