How To:

Network

Do you have a 360° Network?

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The mistake most women and men make in networking? They only interact with people they know, with people just like themselves and with people…

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Best Way to Build a Network

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If you have obstacles or cultural barriers keeping you from networking, here is an alternative that will not only enrich you, but your community…

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Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: The Network Imperative

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Don’t make this common mistake of waiting to build your network until you need it. Here are 4 easy steps to start today, just one hour a week…

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For Your Entrepreneurial Toolbox: A Strong Support Network

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Don’t go it alone. To be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to surround yourself with the right partners, peers, mentors, advisers, investors, friends and customers. Guest contributor Alanna Muller is sure to inspire your hunt for a strong support network.

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Paradigm Shift: Your Network as a Mentor

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The importance of receiving mentoring has not diminished. If anything, it has amplified. Lovely Kumar challenges that a shift in paradigm from “Person as a Mentor” to “Network as a Mentor” is underway. Instead of concentrating on a mentor, we need to be open to learning from everyone we interact with…

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Why You Need a Reciprocal Mentor & How to Get One

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We regularly hear from women who report not having mentors or knowing where to start to get the right support. With reciprocal (or peer) mentoring, two people with similar levels of achievement and ambition come together to co-mentor one another. Learn here why you need a reciprocal mentor and how you can get one today…

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The Generosity of Super Connectors

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In his book, Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi, introduced us to the term Super Connectors. These are people who have and maintain contact with thousands of people. What differentiates super connectors is not that they know thousands of people, it is that their network is very diverse. Moreover, when a super connector contacts someone in their network, […]

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Missing a Mentor? 5 Awesome Alternatives

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A shortage of mentors is something we often hear about from our readers and the women we coach. Among business and professional women in emerging economies and in developing countries, the issue is even more acute. A recent Gallup Poll indicated that this lack of mentors was one of the key factors hindering women from becoming business owners in […]

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Men Make Business, Women Make Friends

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The time to build and nurture a network is always, and the way we interact at networking events is key. What can women do to better parlay their ability to connect and build relationships into business?

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