2. Networking Events
Many industries host hundreds of networking opportunities each year. This gives you the chance to speak with others that have similar businesses, or even people in a completely different industry. It is splendid strategy to attend networks that are not of the same specialty as you. It lowers the competition and raises your chances of finding clients.
3. Think Outside the Box
There are plenty of opportunities to network in your own back yard. Join local clubs, volunteer, and attend community events. Every encounter with the public is an opportunity to talk with people about your business and speak with them about theirs. They may offer a service or product that you need, as well.
It doesn’t matter where you start networking, just start! It is hard work, but the only way to become and stay visible. Networking leads to clients, friendships, and referrals. All 3 are necessary for the longevity of your business.