From the category archives:

Networking

As a young person, clients and customers are naturally going think your business is wanksta’ and you have to convince them that it’s gangsta’.

It’s not fair, but you have to give them a reason to trust and hire you. It’s one of the biggest problems that young entrepreneurs encounter and you need to know how to deal wit’ it if you want to have a successful business.

In this post I’ll explain exactly how you can build your street credz (a.k.a “credibility”) as a young business owner and how you can use their lack of trust to make yourself more impressive. I’ve broken ‘em down into offline and online techniqz.

Aight, let’s stop kickin’ it and keep it 100 by getting down to the nitty gritty of how you can get mo’ scratch for yo’ biznezz.

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If you have a business, you need to be on Twitter. It’s quickly becoming the most effective, most targeted marketing channel on the Internet. But be careful how you use it. I have compiled 10 tips to build your social media brand on Twitter.

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Two weeks ago I started this mini-series with an article about how to build your network offline.

While there is no substitute for physically meeting and talking to people, online networking offers a capacity for quantity and efficiency that old-fashioned networking simply can’t keep up with. Here I will explain exactly how to network online as a young entrepreneur through LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs.

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Over the last 33 days I have personally met and discussed JuniorBiz with 34 new people. I have had more than one interaction with 12 of those 34, and 2 of them bought my book.

As a new entrepreneur, there are few things more important than networking and spreading the word about your business in your local community.

This post details how to find people to network with and how to talk to those people. This is the first part in a two part series. The second article will focus on networking online as a young entrepreneur.

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