It’s all about who you know
We’ve all heard it before – success is about who you know. Professional connections play a major role in the building of any small business. And as a small business pro, you will greatly benefit from having the right connections with the right contacts. Remember, it’s not so much quantity, but quality, that’s important.
Networking is as essential to professional success as are marketing, smart financial decisions, and offering the right product or service to your target market. Fortunately, proper professional networking isn’t all about the legwork and the extensive amounts of effort traditionally required to make those connections. There’s an easier way – Meeteor.com.
Professional networking legwork done for you
Meeteor does the networking legwork for you. All you have to do is clarify your networking goals, and Meeteor takes control. Before you begin, you have two basic options – login with Facebook or Linkedin. Once you’re logged in, Meeteor will analyze your current connections to see if “you have friends in high places.”
If your friend has a connection with someone in your industry, Meeteor will set up that connection for you. After Meeteor analyzes your friends and connections, it will then recommend professionals who you have things in common with, depending on your goals and specifications.
Fulfill your networking goals
According to Meeteor’s website, “Meeteor introduces you to people you want to meet to fulfill your networking goals….Need an introduction to an engineer at Google? Done. We analyze your Facebook stats and recommend some Google engineers you have the most in common with (friends, interests, alma mater, etc).”
And Meeteor goes one step further by providing you with some useful networking statistics based on your social networking accounts. For example, Meeteor will identify which of your connections are influential professionals, professional who may benefit you in your networking attempts, even if they’re not a part of your chosen industry. So, if you’re friends with a restaurant owner, three policemen, and a college professor, you can then use those connections in the future.
Getting the word out about your business
While networking within your industry is beneficial, so is networking outside of it. This may seem counter-intuitive, but the more people you’re connected with, the further your reach extends. Getting the word out about your business by using your contacts to your best advantage is a simple, fast, and free way to grow your network and make a professional name for yourself.