BNI Columbia will help you to determine your short-term and long-term goals for attending business networking events. What you want to be careful to avoid is the idea that you will get positive results in a short time just because you attend events regularly. Keep in mind that it takes time to build the know,like and trust factor. People are much more likely to do business with you when they see how you interact in the group, your involvement, your reliability, and your personality. Research reports vary, but the consensus is that it takes several touches before someone will buy from you or do business with you, thus time is involved.
To be successful with BNI Columbia events, your attitude and mindset will be key areas to be aware of. You must avoid the attitude of ‘taking’ or ‘going to get.’ Instead, your mindset and attitude should be one of giving, connecting, and sharing. Whether you have a business online or offline attending networking events in your local community allows you to expand your network and get to know you on a more personal level. If your business is solely online, this afford you the opportunity for people in your community to get to know what you do online. If you have an offline business and looking to increase your visibility online, you want to continue to make connections in your local area with BNI Columbia.