Personal friends (ones with no business ties to you) are good to have, but sometimes business friends are even better.
While I was taking a break from a busy day, I thought about all of the business friends I’ve made online. I wondered if I’d thanked them enough for all they do for me.
To describe business friends as “business connections” sounds too sterile and impersonal. What we have in common is that our businesses interconnect and that we help each other when we can.
Whether you tweet on a business friend’s behalf, share his or her latest blog posts on Facebook, or refer clients, the point is to be there for each other, even if you’re hundreds of miles apart.
The Internet has changed the way we work from home and while we don’t have the support of the corporate workplace, we can help each other succeed. It’s all about working together. Isn’t that what being an entrepreneur and working for ourselves is all about?
So to my online business friends who work thousands of miles away from me, thanks for helping me grow my business. I couldn’t do it without you.
Is there anyone you haven’t thanked lately?