Walter Bender of Tim Horton’s will share his recipe for success at the upcoming South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association monthly meeting on Thursday, May 26th from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Southfield Civic Center Parks and Recreation in Southfield. A native of Detroit, Bender owns four Tim Horton’s in metro Detroit and has established himself as a community leader and role model for those who aspire to greatness in business.
Anna Jackson, Owner of P and A Beauty Scholars School, will also present by revealing the marketing techniques and strategies she used to grow her business into one of the most successful accredited beauty schools in South East Michigan. Entry is FREE. To register, call 248-491-3146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association was designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business. Their monthly meetings and events feature top notch speakers and give members an opportunity for prime networking- Making new contacts with different people who may prove advantageous to you and your career in the future, and nurturing those personal connections.
Networking events are the perfect place to apply the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Principles, especially:
- Become genuinely interested in other people.
- Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
- Make the other person feel important- and do it sincerely.
- Begin in a friendly way.
Before attending a networking event, prepare a 10 second introduction of yourself that is concise, compelling and credible. Give yourself a pep talk so that you are confident and enthusiastic with each handshake. Remember, you only have one chance to make a great first impression! Be sure to bring a stack of business cards to distribute.
It’s easier than ever to identify networking opportunities; simply Google upcoming events in your area. Better yet, become active in your local chamber of commerce or business community organization. Attend trade shows as a participant so that you not only make new contacts, but are able to learn about your competition in the process.
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