Of all the assets a good business person has an often overlooked and under-utilized asset is a network of trusted people with whom you can go to with needs. A good network of people who are connected can be leveraged into many opportunities.
Stop right now and make a list of your top five referral partners, network partners, or personal relationships in business. Now ask yourself this question: Where would you be without them? Really drill down and think about your top clients. Did any of them come from connections that your top referral partners were able to give you?
What about that great deal you were able to get on new office equipment because your friend “knew a guy”?
That is why business people are often times only as successful as the relationship they have with the contacts in their rolodex. It really is all about who you know and who knows you. And that is why it is important to have a network of trusted people.
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