Launching a business is definitely one of the most challenging things I've ever done. Not only is it a complete emotional rollercoaster, but in many ways it's very lonely, especially if this is your fist time venturing out on this journey. That's why it is absolutely crucial to build a solid network that can act as your support system, provide you with resources and act as your team.
Many people mistake networking for promoting and think that going to a networking event involves running around the room and handing out your business card to as many people as possible. WRONG. If you do that, you will get nowhere quickly and just frustrate yourself and everyone else in the process.
As a start-up, your goal is to meet and surround yourself with key individuals that will help you grow. Chances are that you are low on funds (as most start-ups are), so you will have to find people to barter services with, people that can act as your informal board, other entrepreneurs that can provide moral support (your family/friends might not be your biggest fans) and people you might be able to partner with on various projects.
Below are some steps I took when launching NetworkingPhoenix.com two years ago. Fast forward to today, and we have a local network of over 12,000 members and our networking events bring out over 1,000 professionals on a quarterly basis. Not too bad.
For me, this was one of the most exciting times on my journey. I love getting to know people and building out my network. Hopefully you will find these tips useful and wishing you the best of luck on your start-up!
- Gelie Akhenblit
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What is your first step? Simply choose which of the following two options applies to your business:ALREADY INCORPORATED in the state of Nevada? 2015/08/15 - Your annual fees increased from $325 to $650, and that’s not including the Commerce Tax if it applies to your business! Further, you will now be required to file your tax return with the NV Department of Taxation with June 30th as the fiscal year, not the calendar year! Review these changes with your tax advisor immediately! If you choose to re-domicile your corporation in another state, MyLLC will file the re-domestication paperwork for you!
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