Thinking of ways to grow your business in 2011? Try networking. There are groups like MeetUps
, or Yahoo! Groups
that get together with other professionals in various industries. The more people that get to know you, the more that can refer you. Because these groups meet on a regular basis, you get to know the people on a more personal level and can feel more comfortable referring their services to friends, family and colleagues. Plus, they are fun. You will meet great people, learn about resources you didn't even know were available out there, and grow your contact base at the same time.
So, check with your local chamber, or look up some networking groups online and get out there and tell people about your business!