Did you know that around 70% of new hires are discovered through networking connections?
It’s clear that networking is one of the most important activities you can do for your career, but did you know it can help your business as well? Whether you are interested in building new relationships, finding customers, or discovering new solutions, networking can help you find what you need.
The first step is finding contacts that make sense for you and your business. Trade organizations, LinkedIn, and even local Facebook groups can be great ways to connect with like-minded folks in your industry. Volunteering and sitting on boards can aid in expanding your reach beyond your industry.
Once you’ve built a strong connection, start leveraging it for your business. This can look like sharing jobs that weren’t the right fit for you but could be perfect for others. It can also be an excellent way to expand what you offer your clients by partnering with others on projects. The possibilities are endless! Have you used networking in your business? Let us know in the comments.