Networking, networking, networking! This is one of my FAVORITE topics and I think it is such a game changer in this industry. Finding a community in your industry is worth more than anything and you can’t put a price on that! I believe so strongly in creating strong personal relationships with vendors in the industry, and I always value the relationships above anything else.
I’ve recently gotten a bunch of questions about networking and how to create relationships with other vendors. I believe relationships in the creative industry will help you both personally and with business in such amazing ways. Networking is such a great think because it will help you grow in community + it can help your business grow too!
Want to know my best tip for networking?
Show up and reach out!
By constantly being there and interacting with a fellow vendor, you are letting them know you care. Ask to grab coffee or lunch, get together to chat and get to know each other, and show you want to be friends! Offering your support, kindness, and generosity is the most important thing to do. Having the desire to create an authentic and meaningful relationship will prove to be more valuable than just wanting something in return, and being supportive, showing up, and reaching out is the best way to show this!!
I’ve put together the Ultimate Guide to Networking with Vendors and it has my best tips for how to start networking and growing both personal & business connections. These are some of my favorite ways to reach other vendors in the industry.
I am breaking down my best methods for connecting with vendors & talking about all things networking in this FREE guide! You can download the guide by clicking here.