We are so pleased, and yes, even a little sad, that our event is coming to a close. It has been an outstanding month, full of great advice and amazing military spouse business owners. Today’s business owner offers some outstanding advice about how to use your network to help grow your business. She herself uses this advice on a daily basis, and has in fact written an entire series to flesh out this idea on her own blog.
This is another skill that military spouses often develop by default thanks to frequent PCSing. Getting settled in a new community and growing your business…both require you to use your network!
“Starting a business is easy – maintaining it and maximizing it to the fullest potential takes work.
In my opinion, the most important aspect of owning a business is networking. You may think I am just saying this because I am a resume writer and I encourage my job-seeking clients to take an active role in networking for their job search, but the same holds true for business owners. Once you have the business groundwork and tools in place, you’ve got to make sure you spend time reaching out and developing personal connections with people. I have taken the time to get to know other business owners, yes even other resume writers, so that I can strategically align with people who will help with the growth of my business. I also work one-on-one with my resume clients; I do not outsource any piece of my resume-writing process, and I think that is key in developing that personal connection with my clients.
Part of this networking process also involves working with a mentor or joining a mastermind group, and I highly recommend anyone who is thinking about starting a business to seek those sources out.”