It's January so that means all small business owners, like myself are super motivated to market our services. We're rested from the holidays and ready to get out there and network. I keep hearing that blogging is also a great way to introduce yourself to your customers and community, so I thought I'd give it a go!
I've noticed a HUGE amount of networking events scheduled for this month and I'm trying to make it to as many as possible, but I'm curious....does anyone else get nervous before a networking function? I know we're all there for the same reason - to promote our business, but I get so anxious before walking in to a room where I may not know a soul. Does this go away over time?
Truthfully, I've enjoyed every single event I've attended and I've met some very cool people. I always walk away thinking, "that was so great. What was I nervous about?" Yet, that nervous feeling still creeps up on me before each event.
I have 4 different networking functions this week, so hopefully by Friday I'll be an expert, right? I'll let you know next week....