At its core, business is about people. We often forget this maxim in our money-obsessed culture, where many players care more about “getting rich” than creating value.
Once someone gets burned by someone chasing dollar bills, they raise their guard. Subsequent suitors, most of whom have benign intentions, get shunned in the process.
This sad fact of life makes it hard for honest actors like yourself. Business publications tell us that networking is everything. However, when the time comes to reach out, it can be extraordinarily challenging.
And yet, life goes on. Every day, business people in a variety of industries exchange knowledge and forge partnerships. To join them, you’ll need to learn how to earn the trust of others. In this blog, we’ll share a few tips that will make it easier for others to open up.[Read more…]