(Philadelphia PA) – We all know that networking a big key to the land of success,
however, sometimes it can be really hard for one to take these first steps to
marketing themselves or their business.
As we know, Philadelphia was recently rated one of the most innovative cities in the
country. This city crawls with innovative thinkers just itching to get out into the
competitive business world. In order to grow these small businesses, it is important
to brand, network and get your name out there! Here are a few quick tips that will
help you market yourself in the near future!
1. Attend Local Philadelphia Social Events
The best way to start to market you, it to literally go out and do it! Philadelphia has
so many event mixers and networking nights for all types of businesses. You usually
find that people from your professional field as well as others who come out just to
see what’s new and on the come up in the area. You can find some of these events on
simple websites such as eventbrite.com or netmixer.com. Recently, Au’loni
Magazine Interns attended the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator where they were
able to connect with many local fashionistas as well as gain tips for marketing
Au’loni on Social Media. Many of these events are designed for you to market
yourself, but also learn a little something to grow your brand along the way.
2. How to start the Conversation
We all know that meeting new business people can be a little awkward as well as
intimidating! But it’s so easy to beak the ice! Just start of with a simple “Hello, my
name is….” and the conversation usually ends up flowing from there.
3. Don’t be nervous! Confidence is key!
Remember, when marketing yourself or your business, confidence in yourself and
what you do will show when you spark conversation. People will suddenly gain so
much more interested in you when you are that much more passionate about what
you do. They want to see that drive that you have to be successful which may even
sway them to becoming a future client or even a business partner.
4. Keep Connections
The part where most entrepreneurs fail is actually maintaining the relationships
that they start to build at these networking events. Keeping clients and even
possible future clients in the loop of what you are doing with your business is
extremely important. An email, phone call or even a txt can do just the trick!
Yes this all takes work, but only hard workers with a mission succeed. Don’t think
about it too much it’s so much easier than you think. So, get out there! Make a name
for yourself and your business, the world is waiting on you.