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Create Real Value Now, or Perish

The Era of Jack Welch is Over. Yes, the net has changed business as profoundly as anything since central banking. But instead of seizing the opportunity, most businesses are still so addicted to the old way of doing things that they do the very
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Need Advice? Your Network Can Help!

Have you ever purposely sought advice from your network members?  If not, you are missing out on one of the secondary benefits of being involved in a networking group. Sure, you are networking primarily to get referrals, but you also gain
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The ABCs of networking

If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I've met over a lifetime, I'd say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts.  I could lose all my money and all my factories, but
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Both “Old” and “New” are Vital to the Success of a Networking Group

A lot of people assume that referral groups and other networking organizations are only for those who are young, new to business, and hungry to grow their businesses. However, the studies don’t support that line of thinking. If fact, it has
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3 Major Misconceptions About Networking

Once you overcome these misconceptions, there will be nothing to stop you building powerful network that provides continuous business and opportunities. Think about the most successful people you know. What do they have in common? Probably
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5 Ways to be Your Own “Chief Networking Officer"

  Every business should have a CNO, but you don’t have to hire one. You just have to take on the “CNO mindset!” Those of you who work in organizations might be familiar with an increasingly popular position, that of
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Networking: The Global Language of Successful Businesses

There’s a very good reason why referral networking is becoming an accepted and important marketing strategy in businesses worldwide: it works.   Imagine being dropped off in a foreign city with nothing but a few hundred dollars
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Fishing for Referrals

Just like fishing,  the  process of meeting people, staying in touch, and then asking for their business is something you can do time after time. Do referrals happen by accident? A few years
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Out of the Box

I remember my first box of business cards.  I spent countless hours poring over the design and layout, considering each kerning of the font.  I wondered whether I would lose credibility with a potential client because my address was left
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How to get 121,624 friends help each other get business

Ivan Misner the master of Business Networking shares how he took an idea and built it into the worlds largest referral organisation . It started with a simple idea, "How can I help my friends and business associates get more business, and

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