Growing Meaningful Business Relationships

by Mashable

Creating and maintaining meaningful business relationships requires people to venture beyond basic online interactions.

You need to understand that online networking is usually not going to be enough to cultivate the vital relationships a company needs to sustain its growth. While your involvement on Facebook, Twitter, etc., is worth the investment, you need to look offline for additional opportunities. And in order to forge meaningful relationships — whether offline or on — Mashable contributor David Nour writes that you must stand out above the noise.

Introductions are vital in this process. During that time, you should be intent on making an impression on your potential new ally. Do this by having something worthwhile to say, listening well, or just being memorable. For more on how to create and grow business relationships, read the full article by Nour.

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