If you ask people how to grow a business, you might get a wide variety of suggestions. While delivering a great product or service with excellent customer service is important, there’s another major factor, especially if you want to grow at faster than a snail’s pace. Consensus among most experts is that it’s your network. There’s a saying: “Your network is your net worth.”
Grow a network
How do you grow a network? One of the best books I’ve found on the topic is The Referral of a Lifetime by Tim Templeton. If you hate cold calls or what most people think of when they think of “sales,” then this book is for you.
This book is a business fable, a story that walks you through a great system for building and making good use of your network by being of service to other people. It’s not about taking. It’s about giving, and I love it. I built my business on it. Here it is below. Just click the image.