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Networking is a valuable business tool for every woman business leader. Not only is it a chance to meet new people—i.e., potential clients and customers—but it’s also an opportunity to expand your business “know-how” and experiences.

As a women entrepreneur, it’s sometimes easy to get stuck in your office handling the demands of your business alone or with a small team.

Imagine if you were surrounded by many successful business women in one space – exchanging new ideas, sharing best practices and discussing how to overcome business challenges.

You now have the power of many like-minded business women linked by a common goal: making their business more successful. Backed by this network of dedicated and engaged business women, you can crowdsource new ideas and get real-world feedback from others who face the same business issues as you.

Most importantly, networking builds business relationships that can be invaluable now and into the future. Network contacts can enhance every aspect of your business’ potential. You might meet: professionals who have already handled similar hardships, a new strategic partner, a new customer, or even a new employee.  The more you invest to build your network now, the better.

If like many successful women leaders, you’re excited to grow your network, but aren’t sure where to get started, check out these networking resources.

You may be surprised by how many opportunities are right outside your front door.

Networking Groups for Everyone

For more tips for women entrepreneurs, visit our Women Business Leaders' Resource Center.

About the Author(s)

 Bridget  Weston

Bridget Weston is the CEO of the SCORE Association, where she provides executive leadership and works directly and collaboratively with the Board of Directors to establish the vision and direction of SCORE.

CEO, SCORE
Networking for Women Business Leaders