How To Make A Big Impact To Grow Your Business

Your two most important business assets are your time and your business network.

Think about it. Tapping into your network can provide potential business partnerships, insights, and professional development. They provide the foundation to dramatically increase your company's chance of success. Managing your time is just as important. Imagine how much more you could accomplish if you could find an extra hour each day!

Unfortunately, business networking and time management are not areas that are taught in school or developed in most companies. Are you managing your business network and your time effectively? If you answer like most people the answer is a resounding "no". In fact, in a Workneting survey which measures company networking capabilities, respondents rated their companies an average of 3.8 out of a possible 10. What a lost opportunity!

What can you do to improve your business networking?

1. First, set a goal. Make it an easy goal like having coffee with one person each week.

2. Next, have a plan. Plan to meet current connections as well as reaching out to new contacts. Make it easy by only inviting referred new contacts.

You will be amazed by how much your network will help you (and how much you will help them). After mastering these small steps you can move expand your business networking activities even further. Kick off your new business networking activities today to benefit you and your company.