I am continually amazed by the return on investment that I have experienced through networking. Whether it be through business meetings, volunteer work or even social media, I have been able to start building a network of people that can help out whenever I need anything.
And I mean anything. If I need to find a third-party vendor or freelancer? Done. If I need an intern? Voila. Prayers during a rough patch? You know it. Help with an event? Just took one phone call.
The whole “scratch their back and they’ll scratch yours” theory is so true. If you help out others, they are there when you need them.
Maybe that’s why I keep running out of business cards…