“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
This adage especially applies to small business in the city of Maricopa since so many of the small businesses here do not have a brick-and-mortar storefront. That of course limits foot traffic, so in order to grow your small business quickly, you will need to have a strong source of relevant connections in your network. The simplest way to do that is by networking.
Networking can open the door to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find.
Networking is more than just meeting people. It’s not just about who you are networking with directly either — that person will already have a network you can tap into as well. So ask the right questions to find out if the person you are networking with knows who you want to know. By regularly networking and pushing yourself to talk to people you don’t know, you will get increased confidence. This is important as a business owner, because your business growth is dependent on talking to people and making connections.
The city of Maricopa has hundreds of home-based businesses. From landscapers, accountants, insurance agents, realtors, painters, handymen, bakers and more. Networking is vital to home-based business. As a networking group we have had the pleasure of meeting and helping to build small business in Maricopa. We will be introducing you to some of these businesses in future columns. Keep reading and get ready to meet some of Maricopa’s small business community.
Power Networking Group is all about small business, jobs and entrepreneurship. With active chapters in five cities including Maricopa, Casa Grande, Scottsdale, Chandler and Phoenix/Ahwatukee, it’s a perfect networking group for you to join if you are a startup or home-based business. PNG works hand in hand with hundreds of small business owners who look to the group as a lifeline for growth, revenue generation, leads and opportunity.
For more information about Power Networking Group, visit the website at www.powernetworkinggroup.org and register as a guest for more than 75 events and workshops available in five cities right now. Remember, your network equals your net worth.