You’ve started a business, yippeee! Now you know it is time to get yourself out there and do some good old fashioned business networking and shameless self- promotion.
Maybe you don’t know exactly how or where to start. Maybe you know what you need to do but something is holding you back. I have been a stay-at-home mom for the last few years and attending school online. My favorite outfit for these activities is yoga pants. They are comfortable, what can I say? Yoga pants are also versatile- you can stretch or actually do yoga in them, meditate, go to the store and take your kid to school without feeling too bad about your appearance. You are probably with me and you have your own version of yoga pants- sweatpants, stretchy shorts, pajamas or whatever. You probably created your business in those pants.
I saw a friend the other day that was so excited to be out of the house and wearing regular girl clothes, so much so that she got really dressed up with makeup and everything. Working from home, she spends most of her time in comfy pants or pajamas too. She confessed that she changes out of her night time pajamas to put on her day time work pajamas. I can relate.
We all like to be cozy comfy. But in order to improve your business networking skills, you have to get out of your comfort zone. It’s time to put the yoga pants away or whatever and expand your little universe. Continue reading “Business Networking for Start-ups: Put Away Your Yoga Pants”