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Old 10-06-2010
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Default Is it a good idea to network before I have my business license?
I currently can't afford to get my Business License, but I was wondering if it was a good idea to still attend network conventions, meet and greets?

I just want to be educated.


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Default Re: Is it a good idea?
Diane,
I think it's a good time to be out their meeting new people and making new contacts. You can never have too many. You will learn something from all of them. It's always a good idea to be building your database. Networking events are also for your benefit of having contacts to refer others.

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I agree with Mary. My advice to new VAs is to treat your business as if you're already in business, regardless of what phase you're in. If you plan to work X billable hours on your business each day then you should be working X hours on your business *now* - networking, marketing, research, learning new skills, etc.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get out there and start living the entrepreneur mindset.
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Always take advantage of every opportunity to network. Don't let not having a business license stop you - those are details you can always work out after.
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