Do you need more investment in your business but can’t seem to attract more investors? Have you resorted to asking family and friends to invest in your business?
Some of the best places to reach your target audience is attending trade fairs, business conferences and keep close links with your friends and family. Realize that to make a deal you first need to get out there and make new business connections. Dress for the occasion to reflect your business brand and arm yourself with your business cards. People judge you from the first impression they get of you hence package yourself well.
This is not the case with farmers. You cannot hope to eat today the yam or apple you planted today, or even yesterday, or even a month ago. Why? Because crops unlike animals in the bush takes time to grow and are not stumbled upon, but rather are cultivated. Unlike hunting, you cannot walk into a farm with the hope of harvesting a crop you didn’t plant.
You are probably aware that your Internships is paying for the trip. If you get a chance, use some down time to get some things done before you get back to your office. This might include some letters or clearing out emails.
You’ll strengthen both the organizations that you belong to as well. Perhaps the way you make the introduction is to invite someone from one group to the other. Not only will you have connected the people, but also the organizations. And again, you will enhance your own reputation as being an experienced and giving networker.
Try to use the following suggested strategies if you want to have a pool of followers selectively. By going to the person’s webpage and checking the business connections stream you can learn a lot. If someone is merely imposing his promotions and nothing more, you can let that one slide.
This isn’t just a passing phase – this is global obsession. Customers want to see what’s available in online shops around the world. They want to know more about whatever they are buying. They love the idea of choice and they are becoming used to deliveries of purchased items to their front door.
There are few LinkedIn members obtaining 100 contacts or more from people they already know. In fact, 98 of my first 100 connections were with great business contacts I never even knew of before I joined a group.