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Networking and Job Interviewing: A Comparison

The idea of “networking” is by no means a new one, but the term has gained popularity recently. The process of building relationships through many interactions has been a part of our human history. It is important for people to feel they know you and can trust you before they commit to a deal, and this is […]

How to Learn Names When Networking

Networking is all about dealing with people, and if you can remember people by name, half your work is done. Remembering names makes others feel as though you value them, which is exactly how you want to treat your relationship with them. Remembering names can be an especially big challenge at events such as eSAX: […]

Break the Ice at Networking Events

When you attend eSAX or any other Ottawa entrepreneur networking event, your goal shouldn’t be to just collect business cards. These events are the place that you are building rapport that will establish long-term relationships that lead to future opportunities for both involved parties. It takes a good deal of time and effort to cultivate, […]

Self-image at Ottawa Networking Events

Often the focus of networking is our business. We spend so much time fussing over business cards or website content that sometimes we forget how important it is to work on ourselves. As entrepreneurs, we are selling ourselves to others and we can’t do that successfully unless we have a good self-image. Self-image is not […]

Start Networking Like A Pro

By Jarrod Goldsmith “I hate networking events”. How many times have you heard this or said it yourself? For most people, the concept of networking conjures up images of a scary, slimy and fake experience with everyone in the room trying to hawk their products and services. We’ve likely all met someone who barely says […]

What Networking Can Do For You

You’ve heard time and again that networking is about relationships and not sales, but perhaps you are wondering: “what will networking really do for me?” Gain experience When it IS time to sell, whether at a client meeting, trade show, or wherever else, you’ll want to be ready to interact with people and feed off […]

The Principles of Networking

Networking doesn’t come naturally to everyone right away. People get better and better at networking with practice, and with learning all they can to become better networkers. If you ask people for tips on networking, they may all give you different answers. Different things work for different people, but there are some underlying principles that […]

Shy People and Networking

It is all about meeting new people at different Ottawa entrepreneur networking events. If you are a business owner, you know that it is important to share your business with others. Therefore, the more you meet with new people, the better your opportunity to harness those contacts becomes. However, many people are introverted they find mingling […]

What Is An Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, colors and genders, and they run small businesses to huge businesses. Some have been in business for decades, and others may have just started. You might be able to look at someone and know that they label themselves as an entrepreneur, but what really makes someone an entrepreneur?  Someone […]