As a business professional you are a leader in your own right. You are the leader of your career – whether that is as an employee in someone else’s company, or as an entrepreneur leading your own business. Each of us become part of a larger network in the business world. Our relationships with others becomes our power network – a platform from which we can grow and develop. Many entrepreneurs and professionals become lone rangers… working in isolation because they have an insurmountable list of things to accomplish.
When I attend networking events with a lot of employed professionals, I find networking is very different than when networking in a room filled with entrepreneurs. I often wonder why the two groups are so different. Connecting with others, regardless of your employment status should be the same — to build relationships with others. [Read more…]