It was once said that it takes a village to raise a child.
I believe that it also takes a business village to grow a business. We can only do so much on our own that's why it's important to get out of our comfort zone and go meet other entrepreneurs. The best way to do that is by attending conferences. According to Crunch.co, "54% of those who had attended a networking event agreed that networking “is very important for their professional development”.
I know what your thinking: I don't have time to attend conferences!!
It is easier than you think.
For those of you not familiar with Meetup it is a great online networking tool. You go on the site look for groups that have similar interests and join.
It's that simple.
I did just that and it led me to attending a conference in my own backyard called Amplify Live Experience which was amazing and led by a terrific guy by the name of Keith Yackey. I got a chance to hear nationally recognized speakers on all things entrepreneurship and I met some really cool like minded business people.
I even met one of my favorite podcasters Lewis Howes which I wrote about in a previous post. And got a chance to talk to a lot of people about my business and gain new insights and possible new clients. All this came from joining a local Meetup.