Overcoming the solo proprieter blues

Being a solo communicator can be lonely. Les Potter, ABC, communications guru and visiting instructor at Towson University, once blogged about the loneliness of the solo communicator and the importance of regular social interaction with fellow professionals. He quoted...

Get out and network

One of the things I encourage new freelancers to do is get out and network. Established freelancers, too! Working in a home office can be as lonely as it is liberating. Just as you should spend some time every week on marketing your business, even when you are already...

The right way to network

Son #2 asked me the other day about networking. He is interested in business and it seems he has been told that networking involves spraying the room with your business card (I’m paraphrasing, but you get the idea!). I’m glad to say he is not only...
An enjoyable networking experience

An enjoyable networking experience

Many people are intimidated by the thought of networking. They feel they need to have a properly rehearsed elevator speech summing up what they do, and a pocketful of business cards that must be handed out. They expect to sell their company or their business, or maybe...