that you keep on expanding your network to find possible partners to help you
boost your company. You also want help in informing potential customers about
your products and services. With an expanded network, the opportunities are
limitless. However, in your effort to reach out to others, you end up
committing fatal mistakes. These are some of the mistakes you need to
After getting to
know someone who could potentially help
grow your business, it doesn’t mean your connection will go to another
level. It only means that you have an acquaintance. You can send an email to
introduce yourself and establish a connection. However, it doesn’t mean that
you will immediately have a collaboration coming soon. Avoid pushing for
something to happen when it’s clear that the other party isn’t interested. Once
you established yourself and the business, it’s easier to start
understandable that you want
to establish a connection. It begins by sending messages. However, it
doesn’t mean that you have to keep bothering the other person in an effort to
take your relationship to another level. If you get no response, it means that
you have to wait. The other party might still be busy, or has no interest in
doing anything with you. If you’re lucky to receive a message, you need to take
it slow. Don’t show how excited you are since it could derail your plans.
Asking someone else to respond for you
There are times
when you’re too busy, and you allow your secretary to handle communications on
your behalf. When it’s for routines tasks and transactions, it’s understandable.
However, when you’re still trying to start something with a potential partner,
you need to do the job yourself. You don’t want the other party to think that
you’re not interested, and you only request someone to transact for you.
You might only
be excited with the potential partnership at first. Eventually, you lose interest
and not respond at all. If you don’t intend to take your partnership to
another level, it’s understandable. You still need to send a message to
express your intention, or lack of interest. It’s a polite way of doing things.
Besides, you don’t know what’s waiting for you in the future. Your paths might
cross again. Therefore, you need to end in a positive note.
You have to be
smart in making partnerships with anyone. You don’t want to end things before
they even begin. The industry also runs in circles. You don’t want to burn the
bridge with anyone since the word could easily spread. You won’t feel good when
you get shunned by everyone because of your terrible attitude. Besides,
expanding your network is only the beginning. You want to introduce yourself as
someone with great ideas, but also has a good attitude.
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