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After a second opinion on anything related to running your business?  You can’t go past networking; it’s interactive, fun and best of all free!

Recently I’ve been on somewhat of a spree reading up about what other bloggers feel a small business must do to be successful.  Without fail, getting a second opinion or someone to ‘bounce’ ideas and thoughts off is on the list.  But surprisingly all suggest a business consultant as the best option to fill this void if you don’t already have a confidant.  This seems somewhat bizarre with the vast majority of businesses needing to be very particular about how money is spent.

While networking often seems like a chore when your days are already packed with meetings and a ‘to do’ list a mile long, if you make the effort it can also be extremely rewarding.  Be selective about the events you go along to you won’t waste your precious time and it is highly likely you’ll be able to find that second opinion free of charge.  Chances are they will probably be looking for exactly the same thing!