Business Chops Tip #140: How Connected Are You?
That "no man is an island" is a truth that characterizes the AV systems industry, a industry built on networking from the electronic to the human.
Just as individual gear components operate within systems contexts, so too do individual stakeholders who give life to the market. Successful firms are those whose individuals are connected to the wide range of industry stakeholders. And these human connections are both upstream to manufacturers and downstream to end-uses as well as "side stream" peer-to-peer.
The upcoming CEDIA Expo provides an opportunity to assess and enhance connections of all kinds. How robust are your networks?
Creative and technical professionals (from musicians and actors to designers and engineers) rely on their "chops," those skills and techniques that they use to be successful on the job. Stiernberg Consulting coined the term Business Chops to encompass those skills, experience, and tactics that you rely on to be more successful. Whether you are a dealer, manufacturer, distributor, rep, or design firm, this series includes tips and techniques for optimizing sales, profits, and growth of your Custom Retail business.