Construction, in particular, adapts and responds to changes as a regular course of business. From changes in codes, regulations, and client preferences, staying abreast of the trends influencing the industry is essential for those who hope to earn their living from it. Networking has always been an important function for anyone running a business.
Whether it be the old fashioned handshake when being introduced to someone at a networking event, or internet-based social and professional networking sites, the purpose remains the same; to meet new potential customers, build contacts that you can call on, looking to fill or find job openings, and to promote yourself.
Most, if not all, construction companies run some form of a website. And many may even have used the business networking sites available to all businesses, such as Linkedin, Twitter, or Facebook pages. But opportunities exist for the construction business owner to take their business networking to the next level of productivity, by becoming introduced to business networking cites dedicated exclusively to the construction industry.
If you are more of an in-person networking guru, industry trade shows such as ConExpo can benefit your business and vastly grow your connections. “We are excited to welcome over 130,000 industry professionals and guests to CONEXPO-CON/AGG. There is no invitation required to attend. This show is the family reunion for the construction community, and we are here to make your visit to the show fun – and worth it.” To attend the show, please click here.
The author, John Caravella Esq., is a construction attorney and formerly practicing project architect at The Law Office of John Caravella, P.C., representing architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and owners in all phases of contract preparation, litigation, and arbitration across New York and Florida. He also serves as an arbitrator to the American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Panel. Mr. Caravella can be reached by email: [email protected] or (631) 608-1346.
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