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My Networking Adventures
Lessons from the Real Life Lab of Business Success

Passion for YOUR Mission

by Mike Davidson

By Dr. Lawrence Wood
Lawrence A. Wood, MD

We could tell that Spring was upon us when, seated on our stoop, my best friend and I watched him shuffle passed us. His shoes were so big or so small – we couldn’t tell –  that he walked on the backs which gave way and folded down to expose his filthy heels. The dirt on his body and face was blackened and caked like too much make-up. His hair was unruly and matted and his clothes were equally soiled. We called him John-the-Bum.

He never said a word. He never retaliated, if we made a comment or called after him with some scornful or ridiculous question. In fact, I never heard his voice, but the memory of this insignificant man created in me a

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F2F Networking Tips
Skills and Tips to Make Your Networking Group Productive

All In One – Business Networking PLUS

by Mike Davidson

A networking group, when properly run and and with the right people, should be more than an on-going referral source. Of course generating referral business is often times the #1 reason to join a BizBuilders Networking Group, or any business networking group, for that matter. But the hour spent can yield so much more, such as

A Leadership Opportunity: One of the stated mission of BizBuilders is to give some practice for business people to run an effective meeting.

A speaking opportunity: Sign up to give a business-related presentation.

Camaraderie and fellowship with like-minded people.

A place to go to get the day started. My brother Fred, when he first started working from home, was having trouble getting the day started. I suggested for him to go to the coffee shop at 30 minutes before he was to start the work day and grab a coffee and say hello to a friend or 2. The coffee shop was exactly 1/2 way to work. Once a week, your business networking group will get you out of the house or office.

A place to make personal connections and gather personal resources. There’s more to business than just business.

Get the materials you need to run your great group, and then gather the right people, and make it happen!

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Product of the Week
Networking Group Supplies to Help Your Network Grow

New Member’s Kit

by Wiliam A. Cole

This is the success kit for new members to a BizBuildersUSA chapter — an absolute ‘must’ for the serious networking professional. It includes everything you need to build your own sales force and become a success.

New Member’s Kit is only $119 and is the personal success pack for each new BizBuilders Member. It gives you vital tools to pitch in and do your part in building the group. These promotional materials are a great REASON to make more contacts in your business. You can proudly offer these high quality invitations and brochures as a way to say

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Business Skills and Tips
Practical Habits for Business Success

The Best Networking Phone Apps for Professionals

by Mike Davidson

by Jane Johnson

Make connections that matter thanks to these five business networking tools

The business world is all about making connections—with customers, potential customers, experts in your industry, and even your competitors.  However, if you find yourself having trouble making those connections, you might feel left in the dark as far as what’s happening in your industry.

Keeping in touch via social networks, business blogs, conferences, and business lunches is vital to business success. Luckily; your smart phone can help with that! The following five applications for the iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices will ensure you’re rubbing elbows with the right professionals…

1. MeetMe (Free – for iPhone)

MeetMe is a powerful social networking app that provides opportunities for business professionals to, well, meet up and exchange valuable contacts and knowledge. This app literally bridges the gap between offices so you can arrange to meet a colleague, mentor, business expert, or

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