Entrepreneurs & Relationships

Learning how to build relationships with others is more important than some entrepreneurs realize. Certain entrepreneurs aren’t as good at building these relationships with key individuals. Luckily, relationship building is a skill that can be developed. Take a look at the following advice for building relationships with others.

Diversify Your Networks

One of the best ways to get better at relationship building is to go outside of your usual sphere of influence. Meet new people and try to start forming relationships as best you can. It might take time to feel confident about building relationships with others but you will start to feel that this comes naturally over time.

Give and Take

Good relationships shouldn’t be entirely about taking and they shouldn’t be all about giving either. Try to give as much as you take from the people that you’re building relationships with. Offer people help and share information so that you can become a valuable contact for them.

Identify Priority Relationships

Learning to identify priority relationships is another important thing to do. You should spend more time working on developing relationships that will be the most beneficial to you. Put extra effort into spending time with people that you think will be an important part of your entrepreneurial success.

Connect with Others Who Share Your Values and Interests

Trying to find new contacts can be daunting in some ways but you should attempt to connect with others who share your values. If your interests are aligned, then this will make it easier to form a relationship. You can help each other to work toward mutual goals and you can feel good about working with others who have similar values and visions.

Work with Others to Solve Social Problems

Working with others to solve problems outside of the business world can be great as well. There might be social causes that you’re passionate about and you can work with like-minded individuals to make a difference in your community. This can turn people into your trusted allies and you can work together on business matters as well.

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Published by Dan Idhenga

Based in New York, Dan Idhenga is intrigued by the realms of business, entrepreneurship, and finance. Currently, he is studying to receive his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York, from which he expects to graduate in June of 2020. With a concentration in finance, a minor in political science, and sweeping interests in global affairs and macroeconomics, Dan is looking forward to diving head-first into the workforce upon receiving his degree. Throughout his academic career, Dan Idhenga has been presented with incredible opportunities to undergo personal and professional growth, both through internships and other leadership activities made available to him through Baruch College. He has actively participated in the school’s chapter of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), 50Five Capital/Baruch Fund, and Delta Sigma Pi, the Professional Business Fraternity.

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