I recently sat down for dinner with a friend. As we were catching up, we got on the topic of Business. One of my favourite subjects .
As it turns out they were looking at starting a business. Through the conversation I learned that the business idea was sound and that this individual had tonnes of passion behind this new venture. What is fabulous is that they are also coming from a place of heart – they truly wish to help others. Earning money doing that would be a perk.
A great idea, backed by passion and a heart in the right place, while they definitely help are not where business begins.
Business begins and ends with people. It’s about your relationships.
Who are the 10 people you would put in that group? Ask them for their help.
Do I feel honoured to have heard about this new venture, my friend sharing it with me over dinner?
They have bigger dreams and I get to be included. YOU BET I DO!
Now as exciting as this can be – it can also be terrifying. Where to begin?
I recommend you begin with those you chose to share with, first. Your Close Friends and Family. The 10 people you have decided that you can ask for help.
On average an individual has over 600 ties to people and of those ties approx. 200 are Facebook Friends.
*The average number of Facebook friends was recently report as 229.
So when it comes to business – especially launching a new venture it makes sense to get the word out via your top 10 support network first.
Once the word it out – it’s time to keep track of connections and communication. For the purpose of developing those connections into relationships, seeing the opportunities for engagement, nurturing your networks and knowing how these are progressing.
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