Sunday, January 4, 2009

Networking 101 for 2009

Happy New Year!

It's time for a new year and a new strategy to help your retail business grow. We're looking forward to sharing lots of new ideas with you over the coming year that you can use in this challenging economic time. We're starting off the year with a reminder that sometimes a new twist on basics can have wonderful results.

Networking is hotter than ever as the "NEW" way to grow your business this year.

Here's what in and OUT this year when it comes to networking courtesy of Women's DISH from the (Speaking of networking, start with DWC, it's a great place to meet and network with Women)

2009 2008
Networking both online AND in-person Networking exclusively online OR in-person
Boosting your Google juice Hiding from internet search engines
LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter Rolodexes, mass emails, and cold-calls
Using technology to save big money Spending big money on technology
Investing in yourself Investing in your closet
Taking credit for accomplishments Living on credit to appear accomplished
Working smarterm Working longer
Peer and reverse mentoring Top-down mentoring
Helping others Helping yourself
Networking right now Putting off networking until later

Courtesy of: Women’s Dish Downtown Women’s Club

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