Networking can only benefit your business (and your personal growth).
I’ll share a quick story and hope this will inspire some of you to get out there and start networking.
I came across a post by Paul Meyers on here a few months ago. It was a great post and generated a very interesting thread. There are many great posts in here but this one just really struck me for some reason. I kept going back to it and reading the comments and finally decided to take it a step further. Seeing as Paul started the thread and threw out the idea, I decided to send him a PM to see how he felt about me pursuing the idea. Paul, always gracious, gave his blessing and wished me all the best.
I knew I couldn’t tackle this project alone so I contacted the other warriors that had expressed an interest in the thread. Some were interested, some weren’t, some stuck around, some didn’t. At the end of it all, we had our group.
We had many brainstorming sessions and finally developed a plan. We formed a legal partnership and have moved forward with our business plan. We all have our roles within our company and have meetings three times a week.
Will our business be a success? We sure hope so. The irony is that we would consider that to be the icing on the cake at this point. We all started this project with a vision and an anticipated financial gain. I don’t think any of us realized how much we were going to benefit from the process.
We have all learned so much from each other. Our combined knowledge and skills has benefited our partnership and each of us individually.
I have no doubt we will tackle other business ventures together. And….I definitely have no doubt that we will be friends forever.
You can only benefit from networking. Don’t be concerned that you might not have anything to offer to a business venture, trust me, you have something to offer, we all do.
Here’s a link to Paul’s original post…it in itself is a good lesson on networking.