How To Build Your Network As An Entrepreneur

Increase your influence and find opportunities by networking with high-level entrepreneurs and social influencers.
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  • Mike Fishbein Self-publishing and content marketing expert

    Mike Fishbein is an entrepreneur in New York City, author of multiple books on entrepreneurship, and has advised both startups and Fortune 500 companies on customer development and new product innovation.

    Mike is the Founder of stpcollege an education technology company in New York City. Prior to stpcollege, Mike was a founding team member of Casual Corp, a venture studio and corporate innovation firm founded by an accomplished serial entrepreneur. While at Casual Corp, Mike served as a lead product manager in launching three new consumer technology products. In addition, Mike advised some of the world's largest companies on new product innovation.

    Mike's expertise lies in customer development, Lean product strategy, and customer acquisition. His writings on startup marketing and strategy have been published in Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and more.

    Mike has been starting companies since he was a teenager and serves as a resource and advisor to startups in New York City and abroad.

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How To Build Your Network As An Entrepreneur

Increase your influence and find opportunities by networking with high-level entrepreneurs and social influencers.
13 reviews

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Do you envy your well-connected peers, and the opportunities and success that personal connections bring?

Have you read Never Eat Alone... but still hate networking?

For those of us who hate networking, it can seem like a fruitless chore. If this is how you feel about “networking” then to be frank: you are doing it wrong!

In fact I genuinely used to hate networking. Even the thought of the word seemed disingenuous and left a bad taste in my mouth. But then I spent years perfecting my ability to connect with high-level people, receiving constant benefits from these connections, and now I’ve literally written the book on networking. Who would have thought!

"Mike is a wealth of information on not only the technology that makes networking easier and more efficient, but he also has great stories of practical application from the start up world." - Michael Roderick

This course teaches you the exact process I’ve used to…

  • Meet fortune 500 executives, venture capitalists, and successful entrepreneurs.
  • Land a (unicorn-rare) nontechnical job at a startup founded by an accomplished serial entrepreneur
  • Become a regular contributor at Huffington Post.
  • Help people make connections that have led to jobs, promotions, partnerships, deals, friendships and all kinds of new opportunities.

Maybe you don’t think you have the credentials or nerve to talk business over coffee with today’s world shakers. Not to worry.

This course will get you started TODAY with creating relationships with dream mentors, with influencers, with those who can open doors, no matter what your starting point.

Hear what people are saying…

"A ton of information, well organized, and with a strong conceptional foundation (i.e. authenticity, mutual beneficence) and plenty of practical examples." - Thomas T. Berry

Mike was super prepared and very thorough. Redefined the way I thought about "networking." - Nick Zafonte

This course is NOT about sucking up to random people in your field, but rather specific, actionable methods for meeting high-level people and forming valuable, mutualistic relationships with them.

You will finish this class knowing how to...

  • How to meet people way "out of your league"
  • How to build personal and professional relationships with ultra-successful people
  • Avoid 5 Networking Mistakes you are making right now
  • Leverage LinkedIn, Twitter, and blogging best practices for creating opportunities
  • Use great tools and applications to make networking fun and not a chore
  • Understand how to balancing being a connector with other responsibilities
  • How to get started TODAY

Knowing and forming relationships with the right people inevitably brings tremendous opportunity, and this course will show you how….even if you have never spent one second networking before in your entire life!

Enroll now to start meeting people and opening doors today.

Mike

    • Motivation
    • Over 25 lectures and 2.5 hours of content!
    • By the end of the course, you will be able to meet and build relationships with people to grow your business or advance your career
    • In this course, you will learn how to meet really successful people, how to maintain and build relationships with busy people, how to leverage your network to grow your business or advance your career
    • Entrepreneurs, business development professionals, sales professionals, people seeking career advancement, freelancers, consultants

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Intro and Course Overview
  • 1
    Intro
    01:48
  • SECTION 2:
    Why Networking?
  • 2
    Open doors, close deals, learn, connect
    03:26
  • SECTION 3:
    Principles of Networking
  • 3
    Key principles and philosophies
    09:36
  • SECTION 4:
    The Right Mentality
  • 4
    Authenticity, passion, rejection...and fun
    06:19
  • SECTION 5:
    How to Meet the Right People
  • 5
    Manufacturing serendipity + Gameplan
    06:04
  • 6
    Navigating conferences and events 1: Before
    06:08
  • 7
    Navigating conferences and events 2: During
    05:15
  • 8
    Navigating conferences and events 3: After
    04:30
  • 9
    Introductions
    09:59
  • 10
    Cold reach outs
    08:37
  • 11
    Other ways to meet people
    02:21
  • SECTION 6:
    Building and Maintaining Relationships
  • 12
    Intro
    01:01
  • 13
    How to add value
    05:18
  • 14
    How to be a connector and make introductions
    07:51
  • 15
    Updating
    02:29
  • 16
    Pinging and Promotion
    03:29
  • SECTION 7:
    How to Use Social Networks to Build an Awesome Professional Network
  • 17
    LinkedIn best practices
    05:03
  • 18
    Twitter best practices
    02:22
  • 19
    Blogging best practices
    04:00
  • SECTION 8:
    Time Management: How to Balance Networking with Other Responsibilities
  • 20
    Prioritize, be intentional, scheduling tips, scalability
    07:27
  • SECTION 9:
    Tools and Apps for Managing your Professional Network
  • 21
    Tools and apps for time management and effectiveness
    10:00
  • SECTION 10:
    Interpersonal Communication
  • 22
    Interpersonal communication
    07:55
  • 23
    Tips for introverts
    04:16
  • SECTION 11:
    How to Get Started and Conclusion
  • 24
    Getting started, creating a gameplan, additional resources
    05:15
  • SECTION 12:
    Bonus Materials
  • 25
    Bonus: 10 Key Networking Strategies and Tactics
    08:06

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Course Enrollments
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REVIEWS

  • Michael Whitecar
    How to Build Your Network as an Entrepreneur

    Perhaps I chose the wrong course, but I didn't get anything out of this. The instructor may know this subject, but I would have liked to seen more passion and excitement about this topic. The presentation is dull and boring. One last thing, there are way too many "ums"

  • Uduak
    Good course

    Very informative

  • Chanteshea Bulluck
    Excellent Tips for Networking

    Great information!! This course has provided me with many beneficial tools, tips, & resources for building a professional network.

  • Carlo Cisco
    Mike is Awesome, Class is Imperative

    Mike's class is informative and very practical, he breaks down the essentials of building and maintaining your professional network and leverages personal experiences as examples. Networking is an extremely important skill and job function for any young professional, but especially if you're in the start up space and particularly if you're an entrepreneur or early team member this class is a must.

  • Alex Wang
    Well Documented Process, Tips and Insights

    If you're unsure of how you're approaching the way of 'networking' , then Mike's explanatory session will give you the understanding of the nuts and bolts as well as some of the underlying things to note. Since meeting Mike, I have noticed his own ability to attract and build his own network. Teachers can do it too!