Newsletter | October 31, 2017

Small Business Trends Newsletter
Small Businesses: How to Network Like a Pro

Networking skills: sometimes it feels like you either have them or you don’t. Putting yourself out there at social gatherings comes so naturally to a lot of folks, while others struggle when forced to strike up conversations with strangers.

Networking can be especially overwhelming for small business teams, who usually don’t have a safety net of colleagues at networking events — or a big company name in their back pockets. Yet networking has clear benefits that can help your company and career. Not only does it expand your network of contacts, it introduces you to new opportunities, advice and opinions.

Here are seven tips for small business leaders to use networking to your advantage.

The 12th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference
Nov 01 - New York, New York
The 12th Annual Smart Hustle Conference, produced by entrepreneur and best-selling author Ramon Ray, is the ULTIMATE event for successful small business owners to learn from each other and from event speakers. Register today!
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Spotlight: Urban Bricks Pizza Stands Out in a Crowded Market
The head of Urban Bricks PIzza says 4 things are key when entering a crowded market. Find out what they are in this week's Small Biz Spotlight.

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From Breakdown to Breakthrough: How to Weather an Organizational Crisis
In From Breakdown to Breakthrough, author Michael Papanek takes an unique look at conflict resolution in the workplace and your role in the process. Read More

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2017 - Finance Edition
If banks keep turning down your loan applications, don't lose hope! There are several other avenues to explore out there for acquiring funds to grow and improve your company. Discover the other creative options for accessing capital in the latest edition of Small Business Trends magazine.

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