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Networking For Home Business Owners - 20 Ways To Find Others In Your Niche

by Yvonne Russell on October 5th, 2007

Miranda Marquit at WorkShak reminds us that long after National Work At Home Week celebrations have finished, the networking and connections can continue all year round.

Networking - It’s All About Mindset
For effective networking and developing relationships, you first of all need the right mindset. Accept that your competitor does not necessarily have to be an adversary. This is about mindset and being open to opportunity.

20 Ways To Find Others In Your Home Business Niche

  1. Telephone Directory
  2. Community Guides
  3. School Newsletters (Articles & Ads)
  4. Community Newspapers (Articles & Ads)
  5. Brochures
  6. Websites
  7. Blogs
  8. Business Directory
  9. Conferences
  10. Meetings
  11. Trade Fairs
  12. Other Events & Gatherings
  13. Clubs or groups related to your home business niche
  14. Courses
  15. Community notice boards
  16. Word of mouth through friends, family and colleagues
  17. At your child’s school or club
  18. By chance e.g. at a party
  19. Industry journals or magazines
  20. Business cards

Over To You

Any other suggestions about where to find others in your home business niche? How did you meet your networking colleagues? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences

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6 opinions for Networking For Home Business Owners - 20 Ways To Find Others In Your Niche

  • Chicago Website Design
    Oct 5, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    Great post. This is a great list. I’m having lots of difficulty promoting my business and this list is pretty good. Thanks

  • Laura
    Oct 5, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    That a great list Yvonne! What I like about it is that it includes a lot of face-to-face and offline marketing. This is something that people forget, but it’s still a vital part of the business world.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Oct 5, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Laura - That’s a good point! Sometimes we overlook the simple and most obvious ways.

    While networking, you can meet potential customers as well as other business owners in your niche.

    Thanks for your insights.

  • Mary Emma
    Oct 5, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    Very good list, Yvonne. I’m sure many home business owners will find it helpful.

    Great to see you visiting here, Laura, and giving your input. I agree, we shouldn’t forget offline promotion even though so much is taking place online.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Oct 5, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Chicago - Thanks for your feedback. I hope you find this list useful for networking.

    You’re right, you could use exactly the same resources for promotion and marketing too.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Oct 5, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    Mary Emma - Thanks!

    I agree that a combination of offline and online marketing strategies is the way to go for most businesses.

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