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Women in Business Tip: 4 Ways to Create Your Own Networking Group
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Although the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. continues to rise, women business owners still have a tough time finding accessible role models and mentors to help them through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. If you’re still lacking adequate support, think about starting your own networking group. Here are four ways to make it happen: 1) Start small by scheduling regular lunches or coffee time with an entrepreneurial friend. Use the time to share ideas or to vent. 2) Expand your group and invite other women in different industries than yours. Give each other goals to meet before you meet up again. 3) Ask your local Chamber of Commerce for names of other women business owners and send an invite to get together. You could keep the group casual or apply for nonprofit status and get official. 4) Finding it hard to get together? Start an online networking group on social media or reach out to women on existing networking sites.

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Rieva Lesonsky

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Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at rieva@smallbizdaily.com, follow her on Google+ and Twitter.com/Rieva, and visit her website, SmallBizDaily.com, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.
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