Going to an Event Does Not Mean You’re Networking

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / May 4, 2012

Does the fact that networking is an essential part of building your business make your heart race? Does it cause you to question if you have what it takes to do a startup? Don’t worry. I used to feel this way because I thought networking was all about going to events and schmoozing with strangers in that used-car-salesman-way. Don’t get me wrong, going to events is part of…

Recap: Networking on the 60th Floor of the Empire State Building

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 2, 2012

  The following is about the Under30CEO Networking event held in February. Tonight I realized a few things, first of which is that I’ve never been inside the Empire State building.  It’s not the kind of thing I would’ve believed if someone told me (Brooklyn born and raised), but i couldn’t deny that my reaction to it’s grandeur was that of love at first sight.  The second thing…

Getting Ahead Without Getting an MBA

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 25, 2012

When addressing the question of MBA degrees, the camp is largely divided. Proponents of the MBA are quick to highlight the numerous advantages of the program, including: working closely with successful and brilliant people from across the globe; exceptional professional networking and internship opportunities; and, learning proven strategies and cutting-edge insights in the field. Above and beyond those benefits, MBA’s also prepare graduates for a wide array of…

How to Create an Amazing Network of People Around the Globe

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / December 6, 2011

It happened.  I’m not exactly sure when and I’m not exactly sure how, but I’ll try to explain.  Three years ago, Jared and I were sitting in his grandparents basement, imagining one day that with Under30CEO we’d be able point to a spot in the globe, show up and have an amazing network of like minded people to hang out with.  Yesterday, I did just that. A few…

Quiz: What Type of Networker Are You?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 23, 2011

1. When you are in a group at a networking event and someone says something that you relate to, what do you do? a. Say nothing. b. Say nothing but make a mental note or jot it down on the back of their card. c. Look for your opportunity to interject the thought into the conversation. d. Interrupt with enthusiasm over the fact that you have something in…

6 Tips to Networking as a Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / June 15, 2011

Building a network is one the most important tools you can have as an entrepreneur. Especially for a first time entrepreneur whether you have a business idea or are looking for one, building your network will be a vital stepping stone into entrepreneurship. Find like minded entrepreneurs The first people you should talk to will be new entrepreneurs like yourself, those at a similar stage as you. These…

I Attended a Networking Event…Now What?

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / June 16, 2010

You already understand the importance of networking for growing your business. So, you’ve attended a handful of networking events, met some interesting people, and acquired a handful of business cards. Now what? Follow up! If you wait for your new contacts to reach out to you, you’re leaving your business growth to chance. They might misplace your card. Or you might simply slip off their radar – after…

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