At some point today most people in the United States will be hosting or heading off to some type of social event for the holiday. It’s a great opportunity to see family, friends, and meet potential new customers. Don’t get me wrong I am not suggesting you should consider your friends party as a business networking event however I am recommending that you meet someone new if possible. Go ahead and strike up a conversation with the person you have never met or reconnect with someone you met previously. You just never know where those relationships will go.
If you are the host for today’s party think about picking up the phone and inviting a few of your best customers or vendors. (It may be too late for today depending on your relationship, but you never know) Inviting customers and vendors to a relaxing party with your family and friends is a great opportunity to improve on your relationship.
It’s not just about Labor Day! Think about this for all parties and events you may attend in the coming months. Each day we have many chances to meet and connect with new people. We just need to be open to explore the opportunities that are placed in front of us. Enjoy your day!