Joining Up

Joining Up
Once you’ve found a group that suits you and your style, be committed to it. If the meetings are every week, make sure you’re there. Don’t let other meetings get in the way for any reason.

Choose your groups and pace yourself appropriately. Don’t over commit and create a scenario where you become too stressed to do anything well. When you start your business, you may need to participate in three or more groups to generate enough contacts and resources. This will help you get your business up and running quickly. Yet you also have to balance this with the ability to follow up on your new contacts in a timely manner and fulfill your commitment to find leads for the other members.

Assume the responsibility for the quality of your lead groups. You should bring a guest to each meeting. In doing so, you will create a more valuable organization for yourself as well as everyone else. Plus, you provide your guests the opportunity to expand their businesses and contacts. Since you will benefit the most from strategic Power Partners, be sure to target industries that suit your specific requirements.

Sharyn posted at 2011-8-29 Category: Entrepreneurs, Networking | Tags: