WHY do YOU network? I do very simply to meet people. When I meet them and find a common interest they

(a) remember me
(b) can be a service or assistance to someone I know
(c) broaden my horizons – personally & professionally

HOW do I do it? I mark my calendar a head of time, book the sitter and as the time approaches make a plan. Networking takes up time but is essential for building your network as small business owner. On the WBII website is a a list of upcoming events for entrepreneurs in and around The Hague.

Do not forget while networking for yourself we are ALL behind you, so do not forget your fellow members and put in a good word for them. Looking for someone to go with? Check with the WBII to see who is going. Do you need WBII cards – let us know. Want a badge with your name and that of WBII – we can also help. Remember, there is strength in numbers and sometimes being part of a bigger whole gives YOU an extra boost. That is one of the reasons you joined, right?

Deborah Valentine
a hand in The Hague

This post first appeared on the website of the Womens Business Initiative International