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Five Of The Biggest Mistakes Startups Make (Guest Post On NY International)

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Today’s post is on NY International. The article is about some of the biggest mistakes startups make. 

I think it’s a pretty good piece, so check it out here.

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Don’t Abuse Your Network

Having a good network is one of the most important things for any business development person. You should always be one degree from every company that you need to get in front of.

One thing you need to make sure you don’t do is abuse your network. This can be anything from making a blind introduction without both sides opting-in to asking someone for something that is imposing or awkward. I’m guilty of doing it here and there and when someone calls you out about it, it makes you feel like garbage.

If you abuse your network too many times your network strength weakens and then you can’t be effective at your job.

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