Networking 101: Don’t Forget To Research!

Networking is usually thought of as a social skill of sorts, something that relies exclusively on confidence, charm, charisma, or some combination of those and other intrinsic personality traits. While those things make up a large part of the networking skillset, they're far from the only contributors to success. In fact, your high school teacher…
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Introvert Networking 101: How To Network When Networking Doesn’t Come Naturally

There are those in the business world for whom networking comes easy; naturally charismatic individuals who can find points of commonality and make connections with just about anyone, leveraging their interpersonal skills to create business opportunities. We aren't all like that, though. Networking isn't easy, and for most of us, especially those not naturally disposed…
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Five BNI Resources Worth Remembering

Whether you are a BNI member, past or present, running a small business, an entrepreneur, or considering a career change, BNI has some valuable resources available to you that you may not know about or may have forgotten. BNI Successnet Resources from BNI Successnet range span a monthly newsletter, articles to help you grown your…
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Dr. Ivan Misner’s Toronto Visit

Last week, Dr. Ivan Misner, the Founder of BNI, paid a visit to Toronto and held an ATF (Ask-The-Founder) session over breakfast. The following are some highlights we noted from the discussion. Buggy Whip Business Dr. Misner recounted a recent experience when his interviewer referred to BNI as the "buggy whip business" of the networking…
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The Art Of The Follow-Up: 5 Tips That Will Help You Improve Today

To flip a common phrase on its head, following up isn't a science, it's art. It'd be nice if there was a reliable systematic method that you could follow or a mathematical formula that you could plug all of the available information into to determine the best course of action, but there isn't. Each case…
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Ramping Up Business As Summer Turns To Fall

In the business community, the transition from summer to fall brings with it the challenges of an accelerated schedule, and quickening the pace after months of adjusting to a slower time-scale isn't easy. Today, let BNIGTA help guide you through that transition with our top tips for ramping things back up at your business after…
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Networking Groups You May Have Missed

When you ask someone where and how they grow their networks, most respond with LinkedIn. Many Millenials and other younger people might mention Instagram or Snapchat. There is nothing wrong with any of those sources, but I would like to suggest two additional places where you might find new people to join your networks -…
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Six Tools To Help Manage Your Business

We are increasingly time-constrained, and the idea of work-life balance just does not apply anymore. Inbox Zero is a great goal but rarely achieved. How can we keep it together and still move our business forward? While there is no shortage of tools available to entrepreneurs and business owners, here is just a sampling of…
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