Hunter Hobson Discusses Networking Strategies That Work Best For Entrepreneurs

Networking is a vital component of any successful entrepreneur’s toolkit. Whether you are just starting out in business or looking to take your business to the next level, networking can be an invaluable resource. However, it is essential to understand that not all networking strategies are created equal.

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Some networking strategies may work better for certain entrepreneurs than others. Hunter Hobson discusses strategies that have proven effective for many entrepreneurs in this blog post.

The Power Of Referrals

Referrals are one of the most powerful tools for building connections and relationships with potential customers and partners. When someone refers you to another person or company, it reflects positively on your brand and shows that you have established trust with those within your industry.…

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Useful Tips to Become A Better Networker

If you want to get anywhere in the business world, you have to know how to network. And more than just being familiar with the basics, you have to know how to network better.

For inventors, networking can be such a valuable asset. It can get them access to investors, prototype makers, media, and customers! This is why everyone can use tips to become a better networker.

Useful Tips to Become A Better Networker

While you may already know how to do some things, there are always improvements that can still be made. Follow these tips and watch yourself improve as a networker, and as a business person too!…

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Beating Networking Nerves

Effective networking is an essential to furthering your career as well as being vital to the success of your business. From building up a strong client base to creating opportunities for new ventures and collaborative projects, good networking skills will help you to make your business grow and thrive in this competitive commercial environment.

Beating Networking Nerves

However, a surprising number of professionals find it difficult to strike up conversation with people they don’t know, and many people admit that they would rather just get on with the job. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to overcome barriers to networking, so you can relax and reap the rewards of meeting new people in your industry.…

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To Connect With Customers, Invest in Yourself First

Freelancers and consultants are becoming much more the norm by the year for a variety of reasons. More people are taking their careers into their own hands, desiring the flexibility to work when they wish and with clients they covet.

But another form of flexibility shows itself at times that will help propel you from one level to the next. The small business owners who can show a range of talents, from writing copy to choosing good design, are the people who can make the most of their meetings and chats with potential clients.

Within any profession, attending continuing education courses and reading relevant journals and publications will keep someone’s skills fresh and polished.…

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How Businesses Can Embrace Google Plus to Launch New Products

Google Plus is Google’s entry into the world of social media, and competes directly with social media giant Facebook. Google has 90 million users, and is growing by leaps and bounds. Some suggest Google Plus may even overcome Facebook in the coming years.

While Google Plus is still in its infancy, businesses are smart to market their services and new products here, because Google is known for innovation and they have done many things right over the last few years.

How Businesses Can Embrace Google Plus to Launch New Products

The Google Plus button can and should be added to all of your blogs and websites, because the more followers your company has the more potential buyers they can market their newest products too.…

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It’s Who You Know: Are You An Efficient Networker?

It's Who You Know: Are You An Efficient Networker?

Networking is easy. Just get out there and meet some people! Yeah right.

Networking is an essential part of business whether you’re looking for a job or just trying to beef up your contacts list and unfortunately, many people are doing it wrong. If you’re not networking efficiently you’re simply wasting your time and spinning your wheels.

Here are a few tips for ensuring you’re getting the most out of your networking efforts.

Do you have an objective? – The number one networking mistake is to go into it without an objective. Are you looking for a job? Do you need more business contacts?…

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The Importance Of Building Global Relationships To The Small Business Owner

The Internet has opened more doors for growth than business owners may realize. Global trade was once thought of as an exotic or inefficient way to do business, but in today’s tech-savvy world, communication with someone on the other side of the planet is as simple as turning on a computer. As the nation’s economic recovery slowly gains momentum, small business owners are finding that working with international partners can help their enterprises stay strong during tough times.

With the new opportunities global markets provide, small businesses often see job growth and productivity increase by up to 20 percent. And it’s not just the company that benefits, but the whole community – working with an offshore manufacturing partner can actually create more jobs at home.…

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High ROI Public Relations – Alive And Well

public relations marketing strategiesBy now, the predictions for 2010 have faded into the background and, for many, so have those business and personal New Years resolutions and top 10 lists.

So now that February is upon us and new products and technologies are on the horizon, here is a brief synopsis of things to do and avoid that will leverage your PR efforts.   These tips were created with the goal of a high ROI program that will support the sales process and the effectiveness of your company’s overall marketing efforts.…

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8 Reasons Why I Made A Custom Landing Page For My Facebook Business Fan Page

customizing facebook business fan landing pages

1. Create a strong first impression on people who are not logged into Facebook but are finding me on via Google or via an email. Dropping them on my Fan Page Wall which is active and full of comments, links, and photos etc might be way too much for somebody who just found me.

2. Make my page stand apart from hundreds of thousands of Business Fan Pages to Facebook users who are not fans of the page yet but are finding me either via Facebook Ads or word of mouth mention from another fan.

3. I took some very popular blog content that I had written, assembled it by topic and put it in a free report to give away on the landing page, so no additional work and I could get it done and out on Facebook in two days.…

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Social Media Strategy: Free Is Nice, But Is It Good For Your Business?

free social media marketingSocial networking technology has made it very easy for people to share their opinions, rate favorite products, and communicate with others. This activity is happening every day, everywhere, and for practically every product that exists. No matter how big or small your company is, if you have customers, you can bet they’re talking about your brand or product somewhere. So what are you doing to influence that conversation?

As a small business, you probably have limited budget and resources and you need to be sure any investment you make in social media is worthwhile. Does it make sense to pay for a branded online community or can free public social sites deliver the same benefits?…

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