14 Professional Networking Opportunities That Are Often Overlooked

Forbes

Mar 8, 2019

Growing a business or progressing in a career—especially when one is first starting out—requires hard work in many different forms. One of the most crucial is professional networking. In the early stages of a business, it’s the most cost-effective way an entrepreneur can get his or her name and business in front of potential clients. The networking professional builds connections that can lead to potential employers, mentors and even like-minded new friends.

It’s not always possible to connect in person with everyone you meet online or otherwise. I love hosting meetings online where new LinkedIn connections can all video in and we can chat. It helps to humanize the digital connection experience, and more importantly, it helps strengthen a new contact. Face-to-face—the visual—even via video can create a stronger bond