Many small business owners start out by being riffed, being over 40, and not able to find jobs. “Uh, oh,” you say, “Now it’s time to network.”
Not! Yes, you should have been networking already. The best time to start is years before. The next best time to start is now.
For the new small business, business networking is a vital. Fortunately, networking is a skill that you can learn, even if you are network unaware.
You can learn. First, learn what networking is and then how to network. You learn and refine your networking skills in groups like BNI, Business Networking International, with the motto, “Givers gain.” First you help others, then some of them will refer clients to you.
Social Media usually refers to taking this networking to the interne.