Network: Connect and Stay Connected

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The article “5 Ways to Connect and Network with Other Entrepreneurs” by Jonathan Long discusses the importance of networking and how to make those all-important connections. Along with networking comes new perspectives, ideas, and eventual business growth.

Long focuses on 5 major steps to help people who are trying to build a network. He suggests joining a co-working space, which allows a community of independent workers to form. He recommends reaching out, making connections, and organizing meet-ups. Long also advocates joining an entrepreneurial organization and emphasizes the importance of social media networking. Actively being on social media outlets, like Twitter, will help you stay connected with those in your network and find new connections.

Each of these steps will help you build or maintain a business network. Taking initiative and being resourceful can greatly and positively affect networking success.