Lunching with Lions: Strategies for the Networking-Averse BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING   Wednesday, March 20 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Community Room Westminster City Park Recreation Center 10455 Sheridan Boulevard Westminster, CO 80020 BOOK SIGNING AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL FOLLOW THE PRESENTATION Join us for a special evening with Katherine McGraw Patterson (“KP”), Brand and Business Strategist, Speaker, and Founder of WEBO Network to celebrate the publication of her debut book.  In “Lunching with Lions: … Read more

Why Women Need Women-Only Business Groups

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First, I want to go on record saying I love men.  Truly, I do.  Some of the best people I know are of the male persuasion.  And, people ask me all the time if I coach men.  Well, yes, I do.  And I have.  But as someone who started her career in the male-dominated industries of engineering and construction management, and who has been in the trenches of business ownership as a woman for 18 … Read more

10 Steps to Crush Your Next Networking Coffee

Many years ago, when I was but a young entrepreneur, I joined a local Chamber of Commerce Leads Group.  After my first few meetings and getting to know the other members, a gentleman asked me if I’d like to go to coffee so he could learn more about what I did. “This is it!”, thought my naïve, innocent self.  “He’s going to hire me for his marketing.  Damn, this networking thing is paying off already!” … Read more

Is Networking Harder for Women? 5 Ways to Overcome Your Fears and Gain Confidence

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Networking for women can be scary.  There, I said it.  The thought walking into a room full of strangers, the associated burden of being bubbly and witty, and the pressure to succeed can make even the most confident of us weak in the knees with nerves.  Fear of embarrassment, fear of strangers – everything that networking is can leave us feeling fragile and timid, and turning what could have been (maybe, possibly) an enjoyable opportunity … Read more

I Hate Networking…Or, Do I?

Full disclosure – until recently, I loathed networking.  Loathed. It.  The thought of walking into a room full of strangers filled me with all sorts of ickiness.  Like most entrepreneurs, I could happily spend my days planning and plotting and scheming to take over the world with my business, without ever leaving my happy little solitary office.  Networking? Blah! No thank you. This went on for years.  YEARS.  Until earlier this year, when I was … Read more

4 Levels of Building Business Relationships

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re happy to while away your days dreaming up new products and fantasizing about your grandiose visions of success.  While those are important drivers for any business, there’s another task that’s equally important and a little more down-to-earth – networking. Networking gets you and your company out in front of people, introduces you to new partners and clients, and builds personal connections.  Plus, it’s good for you and your business.  … Read more