If you ask me to describe what it is like to be an entrepreneur in one word, I would say persistence. What is persistence? It’s a firm continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. Growing a business is hard and it takes a lot of work, but you cannot give up. We all know that there are going to be up times and down times when running our business. It’s during those down times that you want to panic or bail out. Be persistent. I always say that if it was easy, then everyone would start their own business. I have faced incredible challenges that have made me question running the networking group and hosting so many events. The time, energy and knowledge that you need to have and give can be overwhelming. I know through persistence and hard work that everything has and will work out. This is your dream! Be persistent.
Networking Success Story: Tami M. Dristiliaris
Making time for networking pays off. I became a successful business owner because of networking. The key to my ten years of success is to be visible in every community possible. By attending each and every Friends of Kevin networking event I am in contact with some of the same and always new business contacts with whom to share my personality. You are your business and when people realize you are easy to speak with and have a high level of expertise in your field, they remember.
So get out there, know your trade, speak about what you do and let people know you're a person with a service they or their friends need. And trust me, you will get referrals. Time is the key so make time in the New Year and get networking. Remember, there are many people who do the same thing you do, but you do it better!!! Oh, and don't forget your business cards!
About the business:
Law Offices of Tami M. Dristiliaris, LLC, provides legal representation in Massachusetts to both individuals and businesses in all aspects of family law, personal injury, estate planning, landlord-tenant, collections, bankruptcy, real estate law and other legal matters.
We provide individualized personal attention and expert legal representation in helping you meet and attain closure to your legal issue while keeping you updated and informed about the progress of your case. We go above and beyond to ensure you are satisfied and "serve all of our clients with care and compassion."
The Golden Rule of Networking - Help others first!
Yes my friends that is the golden rule. Everytime you meet someone, think to yourself how can I help this person? The best networkers are the people who think " who do I know that this person would benefit from meeting"? When you put other peoples' needs ahead of your own you will always benefit in the end.
Today’s Networking Tip – Does your mother know that you do that? I have found that many people never take the time to make sure that their family understands what they do for a living and who a good referral is for them. Remember your referrals will come from people who know like and trust you so don’t miss out on a great source of referrals tell your family how they can help you grow your business.
Today's networking tip - When was the last time you sent somebody a handwritten note to thank them for meeting with you? This simple gesture will leave a positive impression with your potential client.