If you buy a lottery ticket, you’re not guaranteed to win but you’re guaranteed not to win if you don’t buy one. Same goes for building your business. You have to 'be in the game' - to put yourself out there, build your brand and poise yourself for success. Our events are where people meet. Hope to see you there.
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Building your network is important IF you want to grow your business and it comes down to this...
It's not just about what you know, or even who you know - but WHO KNOWS YOU!
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Networking is the buzzword for meeting people, making connections, getting to know others and getting them to know you. It’s unlikely that your next business partner or customers will come knocking at your door. Instead, you’ve got to put yourself out there and find people whom you can serve and who can help you.
For 12 years, 11,400 guests have attended our monthly events. They've made connections, created partnerships, built networks and made - as well as received referrals. You never know who you'll meet or how you'll benefit from connecting with someone you've met at one of our events.
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Pat Paolino Cruz is an event marketing specialist, former radio show host, connection maker, and marketing/social media innovator nationally celebrated for her ranking in the TOP FIVE Rhode Islanders with highest calculated social media influence. With an entrepreneurial background that spans over two decades, she is a branding guru and has been called a “spark plug” for small businesses who excels in generating unique “out of the box” ideas and successfully growing them from concept. She is highly sought after by local restaurants and venues because of her unparalleled ability to “bring a crowd” to events. Pat has created a socially oriented business environment that builds awareness, creates loyalty, and increases revenue for clients by finding their customers, social media, promotions and events.
Pat Cruz events are hip, smart and attract a diverse cross section of business people, entrepreneurs, politicos and more seeking to make connections. Pat pays attention to the details at every event and makes sure all who come are made to feel welcome. Her events are seamless, connections made are lasting and you will be glad you attended. Gregg Perry, The Perry Group
When you receive a call from Pat....you answer, because you know she is thinking of another event that will get people through the door. I have hosted many business meetings, corporate dinners and social functions, but Pat brings events to another level - she has a great following with an array of people from different business industries which makes for a successful night of networking for everyone. Derek Brazeau, Ruth's Chris Steak House
Pat has filled an important niche in Rhode Island. Her networking events are always very well attended, and there are always new people to meet. She welcomes you with a smile and a hug, and makes you feel right at home. Thanks for always finding interesting venues, and helping small businesses to expand. Jean Allard, Vice President Keystone Real Estate
I've observed Pat's great ability to organize well-attended networking events over the years with style and grace. I admire Pat's ability to promote the good work of others and her own by effectively engaging a wide network within Rhode Island. Mike Ritz, Executive Director Leadership Rhode Island
Besides her business savvy, attention to detail, and her unwavering commitment to the highest standard, Ms. Cruz is blessed with the gift of heart and tongue. Several thousand people embrace her wisdom and spiritual beliefs on a daily basis. Her ability to rally the troops and deliver a class event are her trademark. Glen Conway, Marketing Entrepreneur
She's got the 'magic sauce' that people show up for. No matter what event she's doing, people want to be there. It's a gift that stems from her warmth and welcoming personality. People just want to be around her. Barbara Jane, Life Coach Rules
Throughout the 25 years of my restaurant and nightclub career, I have seen promoters come and go and also 'talk' alot of 'bull'. Pat Cruz not only 'talks the talk but walks the walk' and consistently delivers a huge crowd. Gianfranco Marrocco, Marrocco Group
A connection maker in the truest sense of the word. Pat knows everyone and more importantly, they know her. Creating events where people meet is what her business is based on. Francis St.Pierre, Citizens Bank
Everyone "starts up." Pat has demonstrated that unwavering commitment to a vision motivates one to "Scale Up." If you don't know Pat, get to know her. She is the consummate connector who gives all she has for the good of others. Bill Napolitano
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Having the right connections can be a big advantage as you look to grow your business. That’s why networking is such an important skill. In general, building up your networking skill set takes practice and hard work. But if you are unsure of how to get started, fear not. This list of best practices will set you on the path to networking success. The more you apply these guidelines to your networking efforts, the better your results will be.
BEST PRACTICES FOR NETWORKING
*ARTICLE SHARED FROM; https://businesshub.santanderbank.com/growing-your-business/
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