Category: Networking

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Networking
Laurel Alper

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary As A One-Man-Band!

As I sit here in my home study with Scampi ‘Scampilicious’ poodle at my feet, I’m celebrating a significant milestone: the 10th anniversary of Laurel Leaf Networking. I can’t help but reflect on the unique journey of being a sole trader. Running a business directory like Laurel Leaf Networking, seven Facebook groups, and hosting networking

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Business
Laurel Alper

Adding Value To Other Business Members In A Facebook Group

One of the frequent questions I am asked by our members is how they should advertise their services in any of our 7 Facebook groups. Knowing what to write is a skill that doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Here are some tips on how to manifest positivity and engagement when promoting your services to an

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Networking
Laurel Alper

Empower Other Business Owners; Share Your Industry Trends and Insights

In the dynamic world of business, sharing knowledge and insights is not just an act of generosity—it’s a powerful strategy for mutual growth, credibility and expertise. As entrepreneurs and business owners, we thrive on innovation and collaboration. By empowering each other with industry trends and insights, we contribute to a stronger, more informed networking community.

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Networking
Laurel Alper

Unlocking Success: Why Business Owners Should Prioritise Networking Events

In today’s hyper-connected digital landscape, it’s easy to fall into the trap of relying solely on online platforms for business growth. While digital networking undeniably offers unparalleled reach, the value of face-to-face interactions cannot be underestimated. Enter networking events – dynamic gatherings where professionals converge to exchange ideas, forge partnerships, and cultivate invaluable connections. As

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Networking
Laurel Alper

Networking Gold: Turning Connections into Collaborations

In the dynamic landscape of business, the true power of networking lies not just in the connections you make but in the collaborations that stem from those connections. Networking is not merely a numbers game; it’s an art that transforms relationships into valuable partnerships. In this blog post, I’m talking about the strategies that turn

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Business
Laurel Alper

Beyond Handshakes: Elevating Your Business Networking Game

In the fast-paced world of business, successful professionals understand that networking is more than just exchanging business cards and firm handshakes. It’s about cultivating meaningful connections, building relationships, and creating opportunities for mutual growth. Let’s explore strategies to elevate your business networking game beyond the traditional rituals of handshakes. Embrace Authenticity: Gone are the days

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Business
Laurel Alper

The Profound Investment: Why Attending Networking Events Is Vital for Businesses

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, the significance of networking events for businesses cannot be overstated. These events offer invaluable opportunities for professionals to forge connections, build relationships, and ultimately drive business growth. While some might view networking events as mere social gatherings, they are, in fact, powerful investments for any business, regardless of its

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Business
Laurel Alper

Why In-Person Networking Is So Effective

In-person networking has long been considered an effective way to build professional relationships and advance business development. While the rise of digital communication and social media has expanded the reach of networking, there are several key reasons why in-person networking remains a powerful and valuable tool for personal and professional growth: Personal Connection In-person interactions

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Networking
Laurel Alper

The Power of Networking Events for Introverts: Building Connections at Your Own Pace

Introverts often find themselves in a conundrum when it comes to networking events. The very idea of entering a room full of strangers, striking up conversations, and making lasting connections can be intimidating for those who thrive in quieter, more singular settings. However, networking events can be immensely beneficial for introverts when approached strategically. Here,

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Business
Laurel Alper

Sharing Personal Content As A Small Business Owner

In today’s digital age, social media has become an integral part of our lives, both personally and professionally. For small business owners and sole traders, leveraging social media platforms to share personal content can be a powerful strategy. In this blog, we explore the various benefits of sharing personal social media content and how it

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