Category Archives: Career

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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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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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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Top 20 Networking Articles From The Last Year

Whether you are looking for a job, to grow your business, or expand your network, we can always be refining our networking skills. Some of us are introverts and find it hard to put ourselves out there. Others are uncertain about where to start, and some just need to clear up so bad networking habits.…
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Top 4 Tips For Getting Past Networking Anxiety

So many things can go wrong while networking. An insane amount of things. An astronomical amount of things. An inordinate amount of things. So many things. Well, not really, but it seems that way sometimes. Whether you’re meeting a potential business partner over coffee for the first time, visiting a networking event with an unfamiliar…
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6 reasons to attend International Networking Week

Well, it’s that time of year again, the holidays are in the rearview mirror, the new business year has gotten into full swing, and BNI’s 9th annual International Networking Week initiative is just around the corner. If you’ve never heard of the event series, still on the fence about whether or not to put in…
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4 Tips For Setting Your Business Resolutions

The New Year offers opportunities for each and every one of us. Whether you’re looking to press the reset button if things haven’t been going your way or simply renew your focus and build on your recent successes, the New Year affords us all the chance to build a productive, prosperous future. There’s no reason…
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Work, Networking’s Middlename.

Let’s face it! Summer is a slower time of the year for networking and September is not much better as people start getting settled back into work after their vacation. The holidays and associated parties and events that happen in December also impact our ability to network. That means that you have to cover a…
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