10 Types of People you need in your network as an entrepreneur

[INFOGRAPHIC] – 10 Types Of People You Need In Your Network As An Entrepreneur

In All, Startups by Lucas Bazemore1 Comment

As an entrepreneur, you will need different people to help you grow your business and really become successful. You will meet hundreds, if not thousands of people along your journey. As Judy Robinett mentions in her post How Strategic are Your Current Relationships, you need to consider what your business relationship plan is going to be. Your business relationship plan can be just as important as your business plan. You need to understand what you need for your business and who you can go to in order to secure that knowledge.

Below in an infographic that can help you get started in determining if you have those strategic relationships.

10 Types of People You Need In Your Network As An Entrepreneur

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In order to make your startup and entrepreneurial endeavors more effective you need to be strategic about your business relationships and your network.

At a minimum your network should include

  1. Mentors
  2. Industry Experts
  3. Connectors
  4. Marketeers
  5. Technologists
  6. Designers
  7. Legal and Financial Counsel
  8. Challengers
  9. Investors
  10. Other Entrepreneurs

These individuals will help take your startup from just an idea to a full fledged business. You can also read our post How To Build a Strong Professional Network in order to find these individuals and get your network rolling!


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