Entrepreneur with a background in project management, communications, marketing, and graphic design. Owner of Hidden Treasures Tours and Logistique Studio, L.L.C. Passionate about networking, educating, hand all things creative.
They say to be successful in business it is all about who you know. Networking is about establishing effective and meaningful relationships, and the quality of those relationships will always generate better results than quantity. Let's chat to discuss what strategies are best for you, your industry, and your individual business to develop those long-lasting and meaningful business connections.
My past experience includes serving on several non-profit boards, being actively involved in Chamber of Commerces at the leadership level, and giving presentations to business organizations on how to effectively network.
Experience is definitely the most important. When you are speaking with developers, look for the ones that challenge your idea rather than ones that simply do whatever you ask of them. The best developers are going to be knowledgeable about the existing marketplace and be able to tell you if your idea already exists or how it differentiates from other solutions already in existence. You want your developer to be a partner that is truly looking out for your best interest and working to help your business rather than looking for a quick profit.
Supporting an existing business is a great way to test the market demand for your services. If you contract with an existing company as an independent contractor (rather than diving in and buying part of their business), you maintain your autonomy, test the market, and keep yourself open to deciding in the future if you want to invest in the existing company or truly branch out on your own.