Know Who Rules

Successful entrepreneurs master “Know Who”

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.

Sophie Lapaire, President
               Bridgemakers Consulting