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group of women smallerjpgI recently found myself needing some advice on an aspect of my business but I didn't really know who to ask. Knowing that this wasn’t the last time, I would encounter a situation like this, I wondered what I could do about it.  This led to the idea of creating a small group of like-minded business owners who could meet together and run ideas past each other. It turns out that this concept isn't rocket science, and that Mastermind Groups like this have been around for quite a while. I just wish I had of thought of it earlier.

To get the ball rolling, I emailed a few business owners that I know who have similar business goals to me and would possibly benefit from this type of interaction. I also wanted the group to include individuals I had built a trusting business relationship with over time but weren't necessarily clients, so that we could discuss things like handling a confidential issue and be assured that this information would remain confidential.

It was great to receive some positive responses to my emails so I set up our first meeting, which was a huge success. Each of us brought to the meeting one thing related to our business that we wanted advice on. We soon discovered that each member of the group had different strengths and different skills and experience to offer.

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Being in business is not just about supplying a service or selling a product.  It involves the steps you need to do to get to that point.It is important to get to know people and let others know what you have to offer.  This is what we call networking.

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