Since starting Womentorz I have been amazing at how small the online community is within the women entrepreneur and inventor world. It seems the more people you meet the more everyone is somehow connected. There is definitely a very clear degree of separation between all of us. Here’s a picture after throwing an Twitter Party where Kleen Slate was one of the prizes given away. It shows how the partnering of two companies online can help promote both entities.
I’ve found that networking is one of the most important things you can do for your business and for the success of your product. I never knew how true it is, but in many cases your success is all about who you know…..and who that person knows…..and so on. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on the phone with someone I just met and we can keep going back and forth with all of the people we mutually know and groups we have in common.
This also holds true with keeping the peace with everyone in the online community. As many of you know, email and tweets can come across wrong. If you think you’ve offended someone it’s important to apologize and not burn a bridge. Even though the people you meet online are all across the country and sometimes in other countries, the Internet brings them right into your room.