Jonathan Burke and Alex Schneider have been elected to the board of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Burke, an independent financial analyst specializing in business and nonprofit planning was elected as NCET’s vice president of audio-visual. Schneider, the supervisor of Web for Renown Health, was elected as NCET’s vice president of newsletter.
Spending time at an industry conference is always a good way to focus on your business by meeting people that share the same challenges and by learning about best practices and technologies you can leverage. To take full advantage of these types of opportunities, a little preparation and strategy will insure your time spent is successful.
Successful businesspeople understand the value of networking — whether it’s the opportunity to develop relationships with potential new clients or the simple pleasures of making a new friend. It turns out that not all networking events are created equal. Busy businesspersons who juggle numerous responsibilities need to find the networking events that will best meet their needs. They need to avoid wasting precious hours at networking events that are really intended for someone else.
These days the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum is becoming ever more feature rich, radio chips are getting cheaper, and clever protocols are operating seamlessly together. Frankly, nowadays, there isn’t much bandwidth available in the unlicensed bands. We all have heard of the 900 Megahertz and 2.4 Gigahertz frequencies used by many gadgets including garage door openers, baby monitors, security cameras (non-IP) and even remote controls.
October is career month at the University of Nevada, Reno. Employers from across the country gather at the annual All Major Career Fair and begin conversations with nearly 1,000 job-seeking students. According to Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO of EDAWN, we can expect 50,000 jobs in our area alone over the next five years. This offers a positive outlook for university graduates but it does not guarantee their success. Preparation is the key.
You wouldn’t drive across the country without a map, and you shouldn’t try to start or run a business without a business plan. General Eisenhower said, “Plans are nothing, planning is everything;” and most of a business plan’s value comes from the thought process you go through while writing it.
People agree that one of the best ways to find and create the perfect business connections is to build relationships with the right individuals. But, what if you don’t even know who they are? One of the better ways to find and cultivate those connections is through networking. You may be thinking that you hate the schmoozing or you are not effective at networking events or you don’t know what to say. Here are three concepts that might help.