There is an old saying. “It is not What you know, but Who you know that counts”. Setting a cornerstone of good solid relationships is an important aspect of building a successful enterprise and ensuring your business success.
Working hard at building good solid business relationships is worth every minute of time that you invest in it. Business relationship building should be one of your top priorities.
When you build social relationships, you insert yourself into social situations where you come in contact with other small business entrepreneurs who have interests that are similar to or complimentary to your own interests don’ t you?
That is precisely the same way that business relationships are established. You insert yourself into business situations where you will meet others who have businesses that are similar to or complimentary to your own business. You develop relationships over a period of time.
There are several ways in which to accomplish this task. One way is to participate in teleseminars or webinars that are related to your business. You will learn a lot, of course, but equally important, you will come in contact with those who are already succeeding in the niche market that you are working in.
Of course, attending real brick and mortar world seminars is an even better way to begin to build friendly business relationships with not only your peers but also with those who are in a position to help you....which brings me to the final corner stone that you need to lay.
Find a Capable Mentor
It isn’t likely that there is a more valuable asset that a new entrepreneur can have than a good and capable mentor. Someone who has already made all of the mistakes can help you to avoid making all of the mistakes yourself. They have the wisdom that comes from experience to point out pitfalls and to help direct you toward the better of choices.
Why, you ask, would anyone who has it made want to take their time to help a newbie succeed? Because it takes one to know one. Successful small business entrepreneurs are the ones who are the most likely to mentor other up and coming entrepreneurs.
These potential mentors are looking for newcomers who show that they have a right and healthy mindset, who are working hard at leveraging and who are well aware of how important it is to know all the players and the RIGHT people.