I’ll admit it—networking is one of my least favorite parts of my job. I wish everyone just knew who I was, thought I was fabulous and that my phone was ringing off the hook with more business than I can handle. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. So every week I attend two to four networking meals and happy hours. Casual chit-chat with strangers over mini appetizers is not my idea of a fun evening. As a business owner, however, it’s important to make connections within my community. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned that help me navigate networking events ...Originally published June 20, 2012
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