Before I write out the next few blog posts that follow this one that will be about how to properly network and create significant, lucrative connections, I find it appropriate to make this post. This post will outline the benefits and reasons that networking is absolutely essential for your business, and how it can help.
To start off, let's go back to that previously used quote from my last post; "It's who you know, not what you know". Often times, you will lack the appropriate skill set and knowledge to move forward with your plans. Having an asset on your team that has more skills, experience, and knowledge on a certain topic is highly important. Another great quote to highlight this; "A great man surrounds himself with wiser ones". It would be futile and foolish to hire only people with lower knowledge or basis of skills just to retain a sense of superiority and control over your crew. They may be able to learn from you, but that takes a significant investment of your time to get them competent and effective, and time is money. Save time, money, and a great deal of trouble by being an effective and respectable leader to those who exceed you in certain fields of your industry.
Also, of course, there is the facet of networking that provides you access bonuses to products, goods, services, and any other potential tool or beneficial item to your business. By "access bonuses" I am referring to discounts, free things, exclusive access, expanded programs due to that person you connected with having some kind of employee edition they were able to share with you, and so forth.
And lastly, the simple addition of a great mind to your roster of people to call for advice. You'd be surprised how far it can get you sometimes to just shoot a quick call to an intelligent confidant who will retain your secrets and advise sincerely and intelligently with deep thought. Use your network of people. We are all born with one. However if you fail to grow your network significantly in business, it is completely your fault.
There are clearly more benefits to networking that have not been elaborated on in this posting. And if you wish for the full training on any topic found in my blog, please, simply contact me from firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out my website's contact form on the appropriate page. If receive enough requests, I will likely continue this post with all benefits listed out that I can think of.
Hopefully this content has been beneficial to you all, and that it will inspire you to go out there and meet new people, create new connections both personal and business oriented, and to grow as a person and a professional. Thank you for reading!