Jump on The Freelance Revolution Bandwagon

In sports, talented athletes look forward to the day they become free agents. Then, they can then shop their services around to the highest bidder or look for the best “working” environment. Aren’t freelancers in many ways the business world equivalent of professional athlete free agents? This is especially true…

The Simple Secret to Becoming a Master Networker

For nearly a decade, I taught an entrepreneurial course for a community college. Part of the course included a Saturday workshop once a month. Each semester I used one of the workshops to cover networking strategies and the homework assignment was to attend at least four networking events before the…

Connecting Is Not Enough: It’s a Question of Trust

This is a guest post by Andy Lopata, Business Networking Strategist. We our pleased to welcome him to our panel of experts for Social Media Week London. This article is part of our series for Social Media Week London. Read all the posts in this series. It wasn’t what he expected to…

Relationships — Not Money — Make the World Go Round!

During one of our first dates, my now husband asked me, “What’s this world all about, Susan?” I answered, “Relationships.” Whether it’s your relationship with family, friends, co-workers, employees, customers, suppliers, competitors, teachers, advisors, etc.—every interaction affects your life in some way. And the value of relationships can’t be ignored,…