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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Advantages of Business Networking

Advantages of Business Networking

Author: Tref Griffiths

Business networking is more than just a tactic that some people use to draw in more clientele. For most small business owners, proper networking skills are necessary for their continued existence and success.

Networking takes many forms. Whether a business owner is cold-calling clients on the phone, or meeting other business owners in the area for breakfast or lunch, the networking never stops. Networking leads to referral business, and referral business leads to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Many business owners choose to become part of organizations such as their local Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is an excellent way for business owners to participate in business advocacy and lobbying efforts, and provides a way for business owners to band together for their own protection. Chambers of Commerce around the world hold both formal meetings and informal "meet-and-greets" during which business owners can discuss the current business climate in their given area, and formulate ways to overcome obstacles such as local governmental regulations and workforce problems.

Regardless of the type of networking activities that a business owner conducts, they are still responsible for presenting themselves in a way that is both professional and forceful. Without a forceful but polite demeanor, business owners may fall prey to the most difficult of obstacles, word of mouth and the rumor mill. If a business owner doesn't conduct themselves with the utmost dignity, they may be labeled as unstable, and other business owners may elect to exclude them from future meetings and planning sessions. This leads to a rapid breakdown in communication, and a corresponding drop in sales.

A business owner that is well-versed in networking skills can be nearly assured a profitable business climate and a steady stream of both new customers and repeat business. While new customers are essential to grow any business, repeat customers are equally important, as they keep the business going even during lean economic times.

Networking skills tend to be a mixture of both learned behavior and natural charisma. A business owner that can harness both aspects of the networking trade can maintain an intricate web of contacts and vendors. With that network in place, new business can always be found and the business owner can always ensure that they are being presented with the best options available to guarantee the success of their endeavours.

About the Author
Tref Griffiths is the CEO of

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Not Another Article on Time Management!!!!

Time Management Myth - Secret Method to Accomplishing More in Less Time - Double Your Results Today

Author: Showayne
Time management is often spoken of as being something important and I understand why they say this. I happen to have a bit different perspective on all this. Most people wait to do things and last minute stuff doesn't always turn out so good. So the better way to be more efficient with my time and more productive is to be goal oriented intertwined with timing.

I get down and dirty for a long period of time, a good block of time is dedicated to one thing and then I take a break for as long as I feel good and ready to go again. This burst of laser focus on one specific task for a good chunk of time far out ways doing it in little spurts whenever there's free time, here and there... Here's why.

Let me first say that the most successful work from home people I personally know work this same principle and this confirms for me that anyone who tries this way will see greater results from their projects.

How this works is let's say you have 30 pages on your website that need 10 backlinks to each page weekly. That means I would have to be setting up 300 backlinks weekly for all my pages. I would break this down into a few chunks of work to do daily.

So it would look like 50 backlinks daily spread across all my post. By the end of the week it would be a total of over 350 weekly, so this now becomes a breeze to accomplish and each day I will not feel good until my task is complete.

Another example is if you want to create 300 articles to paste on your blog monthly, how would that change your business? It will drive traffic to your site and give it a nice boost, so how to go about accomplishing this?

I would look at the amount I wanted monthly and divide it by 30 so I know what I need to do daily to reach this goal. So each day I would need to write 10 articles and by the time the month ends I would have 300 ready to be posted wherever I chose!

This is how the successful people I know organize their work and it may help you as well. Once you get into the habit of organizing things in this way of burst of massive work done in blocks of time, you won't be able to help but see great results from your efforts.

If you hang on long enough and make up your mind that this will work for you then eventually everything will start falling into place, so persevere!