When I’m asked, this is my answer. Your professional network (or business relationship network) are the people you know that will answer your calls. Not just contacts, as in; “I’ve met them a time or two.” More importantly, these are people that would be willing to help you accomplish something…like:
- Sharing leads and referrals
- Making introductions
- Finding a new position
- Closing a business deal
- Being involved in your community
Maybe the simplest name to give to the people that make up your professional network is; Friends.
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