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8 GIFs to Help You Navigate Your Next Networking Event

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith is Editor-in-Chief at Fundera. Specializing in financial advice for small business owners, Meredith is a current and past contributor to Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, SCORE, AllBusiness and more.
Meredith Wood

The success of your small business depends, in part, on the strength of your professional network. Forging those professional bonds might mean stepping outside your comfort zone and meeting new faces, which doesn’t always come naturally to many business owners.

Networking events don’t have to leave you feeling anxious or sleazy. With the right balance of self-confidence and attention to others, you just might find your next big investor, future business partner, or new favorite client. Pump yourself up for your next networking event with these mood-boosting GIFs—your small business will thank you!

1. Walk tall. You look fresh to death!

Got this one here.

2. No time to be shy. Get in there and introduce yourself!

Got this one here.

3. Be ready with that snappy description of your beloved business.

Got this one here.

4. Never downplay the awesomeness of your business.

Got this one here.

5. Be an active listener, and stay engaged in what your fellow entrepreneurs are saying.

Got this one here.

6. Don’t just stick to one person all night. Stay on the lookout for new friendly faces to chat up!

Got this one here.

7. Don’t forget about those follow-up emails the next day.

Got this one here.

8. Networking doesn’t have to feel like a necessary evil. Stay relaxed, and have fun!

Got this one here.

Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.
Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith is Editor-in-Chief at Fundera. Specializing in financial advice for small business owners, Meredith is a current and past contributor to Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, SCORE, AllBusiness and more.
Meredith Wood

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