So, one thing I learned this week, is that Business is not about what you sell, but who you know. It is all about people. I went to the Duluth Boat & Sport show yesterday at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center). I went primarily to check out Jim/New Tech Concepts booth. I had just picked up my box of 500 new busines cards, so I took a handfull and went into the show.
I walked around a bit, didn’t see anything that interested me that much. As much as I enjoy fishing, I’m not going to be spending any money on it at the moment. So I went to Jim’s booth. He was talking with a guy I recognized. It took me a minute, then I realized where I recognized him from. He goes to my church! It turns out that he runs a business doing wi-fi hot spots up here.
Well we got to talking, and I found out that he provides broadband to end users via wireless, but doesnt deal with email and other ISP services. I mentioned that I provide email services through my hosting, along with anti-spam/anti-virus and that I’m all set up for it. He was like “Great!” and asked for my business cards. I gave him my whole stack that I had with me.
I’m hoping that a good business relationship grows from this. I’ve learned that for me to succeed in this business, not only do I need to be sensitive to God’s plan for my life and business, but I need to know others who are doing well in business.