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BizConnect's MATCH breaks the ice and makes a cold call warm. Business development is a lot like social dating. Let BizConnect introduce you to serious business people who like to help serious business people.
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Make Networking Feel Good Again!
By Kuulei Stockman
Networking is a highly dependable way to grow your business, assuming you know how to tell your story in a way that genuinely impacts others. Why? Because we do business with people we relate to, identify with, and trust.
Even if you’re not a great storyteller, there are simple ways to use a storytelling mindset to connect with people through networking. So the question is, “How can I get folks to feel relaxed enough around me to really open up?”
Here are some storytelling-driven tips for better networking. Try them and see how they can shift the pain of networking toward the pleasure of human discovery and connection.
The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
- Roy L. Smith
Never Forget the "Social" in Social Selling!
By Kuulei Stockman
In our March 26 Newsletter, we shared the different social media platforms that businesses use to promote their products and services. In this day and age, this is probably one of the fast-growing means by which to get your business’ name out in the universe.
Believe it or not, if you Google the phrase "social selling," you'll get over 500,000,000 results! Many companies provide advice on how to use social media networks for businesses. Much of it is about “how to” and many tactics are good. But it’s important that you know how each network functions, and you need a plan for using social media as a sales tool. But of utmost importance - in order to use social networking to your advantage, the one thing that creates successful salespeople is “relationships.” Here are a few helpful tips.
So What Do You Do?
A budding entrepreneur reached out to me, and we scheduled a lunch date. Her first question to me as we sat down was, "So, what do you do?"
"I am curious," I said. "You were avid to meet me, but you don’t know what I do or anything about me. How did I get on your list of people to meet?"
"Oh, people told me you know a lot of people, and I figured you could get the word out about my business," she said.
Moral: It’s fine to have business objectives driving your networking, but the central good-networking idea is that you value the people you’re meeting, and not just their Rolodexes. Take the time to learn about people before you ask them to invest a lunch hour with you.
MIX IT UP WITH BIZCONNECTMay 13, 2015 (Wednesday)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
The Loft at 4935
4935 Cordell Ave.
BizConnect is an online business matching service. Join us and meet serious business owners and executives and build new relationships.
Steve’s passion is helping others. He fulfills this by assisting professionals and families “finance their dreams!” If you haven’t already guessed, Steve is in the mortgage business. He works with Capital One Bank. In his own words, “The mortgage process can be very daunting and my job is to guide you through this exciting and challenging time.”
Because of this, one of Steve’s major objectives is to keep clients informed “EVERY STEP OF THE WAY” through these overwhelming and sometimes intimidating procedures such as educating people on the loan process, qualifying for the right size loan, completing a loan application, providing required supporting documentation, and approving loans in a timely manner. His typical clients are first-time home buyers, those who want to upgrade to a larger home or purchase a second one, professionals interested in rental/investment properties, and refinancing.
Steve indicated that BizConnect helps him grow his business through its networking events. There, he has the opportunity to meet new people, who he can help, and in turn, refer to others in different businesses that may need their particular expertise. Steve was asked if he had any advice to help others grow their business and he quickly replied, “Listen!”
On a personal note, Steve is a man of diverse interests. But first, let’s congratulate him on becoming a grandfather to his first grandchild! He’s also an avid reader, likes to travel, loves dining out, and is a Certified Scuba Diver. He also wrote an ebook based on helping people save money and avoid getting “taken” by insurance companies. Due to an unpleasant experience with a cop “with an attitude,” his newest mission is to help people fight speeding tickets! He’ll soon be launching a new website www.speedingtix.com.