Networking is hardly a new idea in the business community. However, in the current economic climate, networking is more important than ever. Female entrepreneurs often underestimate the importance of networking. It is easy to imagine a male business person actively selling their business to anyone who will listen.

Women often shy away form this kind of behavior because they do not want to seem like they are boasting or over selling their accomplishments and abilities. The opposite is often true: They may, in fact, be under selling themselves. Usually, this is because they do not feel qualified or confident enough to share what they have to offer.  It is especially important for women who own their own businesses to get together with other female entrepreneurs for precisely this reason. Meeting other women can help them to learn confidence and how to share their ideas with the world. 

Women who have more experience navigating the business community can give valuable advice and support to those who are just starting out. Being able to share ideas and get feedback can be the difference between success and failure for a women owned business.  Some of the benefits of networking are more immediate and practical. Networking can lead to referrals and increased business. People tend to patronize and recommend businesses that have a personal relationship with. For this reason, face-to-face networking is especially effective at growing sales and building trust in the community. 

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Comment by Tatia #BossQueen Bradley on November 15, 2011 at 9:40pm

Vernetta we are the new #BBWO finding a voice and comfort zone for business & sharing our ideas,good luck call on me cause i'll for sure call on you!!! *wink*

Comment by Tatia #BossQueen Bradley on November 15, 2011 at 9:37pm

thank you so much Patricia as a new buisness owner I'm terrified douting myself at times, you were the voice i've been needing to hear thanks again much success and continued blessings, #BBWO was my company's best investment meeting inspiring #BBWO wishing to make you all proud!!! TATIA BRADLEY,LOVED THIS POST

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