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Love Your Local Business for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is this weekend!

While we use the day to show the ones we love that they are a special part of our lives, there are others that are deserving of a little bit of love.

They are there for you at a minute’s notice. They are within a stone’s throw away from your homes and offices for your convenience. They are made up of people who use the same roads, send their children to the same schools, complain about the same taxes.

They are your local businesses. Show them some love this weekend.

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Happy New Year!

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From all of us at Infinite Business Connections, we hope that the past year helped you grow personally and professionally, and wish for your continued success next year!

The new year may be symbolic, but it is a great way to reflect on where you are, where you have come from, and where you want to be. How can you tell how much you have developed, how much you have changed, how much you have improved your skills, than to see it based on the present and future. This works for both yourself and your business.

So take this time to celebrate your experiences, and prepare to build on those for the future!

Happy Holidays!

 

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From all of us at Infinite Business Connections, we want to wish you and yours a happy holiday season!

Even in the world of business and networking, the holidays are a time to help us reflect on the other parts of our lives that are important, no matter what belief system you may adhere to: friends; family; fruit-cake (okay, maybe not fruitcake.)

Here’s to a happily hectic holiday season, and an amazing new year!

The Do’s and Don’ts of the Holiday Office Party

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The holiday office party can be one of the most fun aspects of any company, but also one of the most anxiety-ridden.

The concept is simple: an office event where co-workers mingle and talk about more than budgets and sales. They can expand on those five minute water-cooler chats about the kids, sports, and life in general. You can even meet people from other departments that you probably don’t see except at office parties, like the accounting department that seems to be locked on the second floor before, during, and after normal business hours.

But how much mingling is too much? Yes, even at the office party, certain guidelines must be met to make sure that the events of the office party don’t spill into the actual office.

Do’s

1) Do Mingle.

Just because you’re in the sales department doesn’t mean you have to talk to people in the sales department all night. A company is a family. Catch up with whoever you can. That way, you’ll remember So-and-So’s name when you pass him in the hallway.

2) Do Enjoy Yourself.

It’s a party. You are allowed to smile, have fun, and not talk about work.

3) Do Send Out a Thank You Card or Two.

It’s not apple-polishing to thank your boss for the party. It shows that you don’t take things for granted. And be especially aware of co-workers that helped plan the party and thank them as well.

Don’ts

1) Don’t Be Excessive.

It’s a party, but you will have to see this people in the office, usually five days a week at eight hours a day. Try not to eat, drink, or flirt excessively that will get the office buzzing.

2) Don’t Talk About Work.

The concept of office parties is to engage with co-workers in a more personal level, and there is nothing more impersonal than talking about work. Just look at Ebenezer Scrooge.

3) Don’t Talk About A Raise.

This is not the time to work on those New Year’s Resolutions.

Fitting Business Networking into a Busy Holiday Season

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We have spoken constantly about the need to make time in your business to network in past articles because it is important enough to repeat again and again. Networking creates relationships. Relationships create opportunities. Opportunities create sales. It’s a business structure that has been around since the first time there was bartering competition.

But the holidays give us even less time to deal with anything besides the holidays. You have gifts to shop for and wrap. You have relatives coming by that you haven’t seen all year. There’s food to prepare, homes to decorate, and maybe some snow to constantly shovel.

With all those other activities consuming your time, it’s okay to cut back on networking your business a little, or take a break from events, right? No one is looking to start up a business relationship during the holidays, right?

Wrong.

While people may not be looking to start a business relationship during the holiday season, they will be hitting the new year hard with plans for their business. By investing just a little bit of time to market your business during the holiday season now, you may not ink a contract in the next few weeks, but you may be at the forefront of peoples’ minds when they start to figure out the financial plans for the new year.

Wouldn’t you rather have the holiday tree cut when you need it instead of having to look for a saw?

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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From all of us at Infinite Business Connections, we want to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

Even in the world of business and networking, we have things to be thankful for that is more than just business and fiscal success. Our business endeavors help maintain the necessities of life such as food and shelter so that we can focus on what is most important: relationships with family and friends, physical and mental well-being, and making this world a little bit happier and healthier for those that may not have had the same success that we have.

And thank you, dear reader, for taking the time to follow this amazing journey of ours.