Have you thought about trying networking but not sure where to start? Maybe you’re not sure what you’ll get out of it or if it will be worthwhile? Sandra Zalud from Liberty Network Services shares her experiences with business networking as a small business owner.

Sandra found one important benefit that she received from business chambers and other networking groups was education on  how to run your business. Plus, there was opportunity to discuss any problems you were facing and talk about solutions with other business owners. Another important aspect of networking was building relationships with other business people in the community. When you run a business, you need other people.

Each networking group has a different sort of purpose and what you get out of it will be different from group to group.

If you are ready to give networking a go, keep these things in mind:

  •  Networking takes effort
  • Decide how much time you can allocate to networking activities and don’t go over it (remember – you still have a business to run!)
  • What do you want to achieve from networking? Have some concrete goals and make sure you take the time to review how it’s going.

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Sandra Zalud has been a representative of Liberty Network Services for over 5 years and has over 25 years of banking & finance experience.  Sandra has a passion for creating finance solutions for her clients and ensuring those solutions align with her clients’ goals & financial circumstances. She prides herself on offering exceptional customer service.  As a Liberty Advisor, Sandra offers diverse lending ranging from Commercial Finance, Self-Managed Super Funds, Residential Mortgages, Business and Personal Loans, Car Finance with Liberty and a panel of lenders.  After hours, Sandra enjoys spending time with family and going out to restaurants, dancing and meeting new people at networking events.


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