There's no "right" way to network. In fact, the dictionary defines networking simply as a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups with a common interest. Pretty vague, huh? But the lack of a finite description and how-to guide do not eliminate the importance of networking in business.
Just talk to any successful businessperson, and he or she will probably list networking as essential for helping your world go around. Whether you're a wedding photographer approaching bridal salons and bakeries or a portrait photographer contacting PTA Presidents, the key is to get out there.
And don't forget to network with your peers! PPA and our affiliates are the perfect outlets to find individuals with the same creative business interests. Go on and comment on the blog, chat on the OurPPA Forums, attend workshops and Imaging USA, or participate on a committee. When you reach out and interact, you are destined to find at least a handful of people you can rely on for help.
In this week's Vital Signs, we will show you why and how networking can help you create an even more successful business. It only takes a moment to make yourself memorable.
Director of Membership