A Startup’s Guide to Professional Networking

Startup companies are stressful, yet exciting places to work, and whether you’re the star entrepreneur, a partner or a sales professional trying to generate an initial stream of revenue, professional networking can play a key role in achieving your first-phase goals. The bigger your network, the more

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Jan 29th Happy Hour is posted – Join us for a VERY Special Event!

We are gearing up for a fabulous 2015 at RoanokeAfter5!  If you’re near Roanoke, Texas, and if you’re looking to network and have fun doing it, look no further than your own back yard. We have a fantastic crowd, great drink specials for happy hour, yummy appetizers, door prizes

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5 Steps to Working a Holiday Party Like Santa

Love this great article from Entrepreneur! ‘Tis the season for holiday parties. And like every great entrepreneur, you might want to pull out your festive tie or jingle bell-inspired earrings so that you can work a room. Surely you want to make the most of each networking event

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Avoid These 5 Practices to Be Better at Business

Failure is one of the best learning tools out there. Of course, taking the time to address lessons learned is never easy. It takes a strong desire to improve performance, the humility to be open to criticism and the courage to do so. Not living up to one’s

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Don’t Let These 5 Excuses Stop You From Networking

Our ability to achieve and our sense of fulfillment are often determined by our network of relationships. And this couldn’t be truer for entrepreneurs. Everything is easier when we have relationships we can count on for support, access and collaboration. Yet too often bright, talented people simply

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You’ve Got To Be In Business To Get Business. | Arlo Gilbert | LinkedIn

A great article by local entrepreneur Arlo Gilbert… Fortunately, I have attended a lot of Dallas startup events in the past few years. Happy hours, pitch days, pitch nights, fireside chats, coffee clubs, lunch & learns, angel events, you name it. There are definitely people in our

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Apply the Brakes Before You Break

How many hours a week do you spend on work? Research from the Center for Creative Leadership shows that the typical smartphone-enabled executive, manager or professional is connected to work on average of 72 hours a week. But there are only 168 hours a week to begin with.

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Build a Network That Will Be There When You Need It With These 3 Tips

As any entrepreneur will tell you, there are few things in the world of business that are more valuable than a great network. After all, you’re only as strong as your weakest link. When it comes time to start a new enterprise, expand a company, raise funds or even find

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