Professional network is a term usually people conceptualize in the white collar world, but in business, most frequently each one of us tries to find a known “guy” or “buddy” that specializes in a specific trade or run a business providing services. Eventually, this is a common psychology of human being and that’s where you start building a professional network. Expanding the very same network with an inclusive thought will lead build a better organization.
There are several reasons why one should build a professional network, but here we will cover ones that are especially critical for running a service business.
Believe it not, it’s all about the stories and the presentation layer. Obviously, stories should reflect the genuineness of background and company that one represents. Almost every single professional has a similar story, and they’re all unique in how they need to be presented and engaged. Having said that if you have a wide network of service professionals, chances are there other has dealt with same what you dealing with. In such case, one needs to look forward by the objective rather than competitive thought. Another greatness of having similar stories could be you may engage them to get friendly advice. However, the power of outside advice when running a service business is often overlooked, but this will help your business run smoother.
We often come across with this beautiful question because most of us have a list of todo that needs to be completed on time. And that todo maybe from simple cleaning & maintenance to management level objective. Having a wide network and the relationship with someone that others are looking for, perhaps you will be a helpful brand touch point for others. And eventually, you are also eligible to get the same favour from others.
This recommendation mechanism brings a win-win proposition for everyone. In most cases, no one service business is able to provide everything their customer might need, so it’s always a great way of offering and expecting services in the services business.
Each one of us in our business, sometimes work on a job proposal that is little too big to execute with the in-house team. And such proposition used to so important that you don’t want to turn down, but you’re not sure how your company pull it off alone. Such jobs create an excellent opportunity to leverage your network and find a suitable partner. Building a partner ecosystem also build a community that sustains for a long run and eventually it strengthen the foundation of your organization.
It’s time to go back to school days and remember the natural thinking process of how one used to build friendship. We believe that the same principle works in business too. Joining the events, conferences, community and forums is an amazing way to build the professional network.
Social media is something which works out of the box, almost all business entity should be proactive on social media to leverage the power of the internet. Professional social networking site LinkedIn make more sense especially if one wants to connect people based on a specific skill set. There are tons of communities out there for service professionals and just a simple search should work.
The success of a business depends on several components, and one of all those is a professional network. There are several reasons behind building a professional network and certainly it’s not just a commercial transaction. Building an organization need moreover an inclusive approach and building a community and ecosystem is the foundational block behind any successful organization.