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Friday, April 14, 2006

A Small Business Network – How to Create A Network Yourself

Sometimes small business owners simply get too busy to attend small business network meetings. When this happens a group can get together, assess what they want to get out of networking, and set up their own small business network. If you find yourself in this boat, here are some things you can do.

Internet Mailing Lists

By using Internet mailing lists, you can simplify the process of setting up your small business network. After you find a list that is related to your industry, then you can begin sharing ideas with people all across the states, making it easier to not share your valuable ideas with direct competition.

Email Round Robin

You can also use an email round robin to share ideas and get feedback. Basically, one person emails his or her question and then the email is sent around so everyone responds to the issue and shares their suggestions. You can respond when you have time, and the feedback will help everyone.

Monthly Round Table Sessions

Monthly round table sessions can be set up so that members have an outlet where they can share their concerns with other members of the small business network. These sessions should be kept confidential so that everyone can communicate openly.

To learn more about creating your own small business network, read the complete article (link above).

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