Carina Glover, founder and CEO of HerHeadquarters, recently joined a panel on the topic of collaborations at this year’s Grind Pretty Fest and touched on the topic!
Check out her top 2 tips on creating business relationships.
Be intentional & pay attention to opportunities to send a personal note. Example, if they shared online about a birthday, new baby, a promotion, a new business, or something else exciting, personally reach out to congratulate them. Then send a reminder 3 months out to check in on them. For example, how are you enjoying your new account manager position at X? Or what's your email? I'd love to send you an Amazon gift card so you can get some items for your new business or new house.
Everyone needs to eat and (most) people love food. Identify one person each month that you would like to treat to lunch, in person or virtually. (Just Cash App/ Venmo the money the day off). Set a day & time and use it to build a relationship, what are they professionally excited about, is there anything you two can help each other with, etc.
My strongest professional relationships are national and they've opened the biggest doors. I hope this helps.
Who do you want to invite to a lunch date next month?
To connect with Carina and HerHeadquarters, follow @herheadquarterson Instagram.
Where do I even begin to describe the genius and creativity of Academy Award winning costume designer Ruth Carter! Every time I have painted her face, just being in her presence inspires me. Witnessing the wonderful work she’s done from numerous Spike Lee films, Amistad, and of course her amazing work in Black Panther movies to visual art just laying around her home. Hearing Ruth’s story was so inspiring. Hearing about her upbringing, an HBCU graduate, and how she navigated through her career. More importantly, how she knew that she was destined for greatness. How she manifested that through amazing storytelling and creativity. She’s paved a way for many others to follow and has set the bar high! There are so many things to admire and I’m truly honored to share this interview!
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