If you are in any business there is one thing for sure, it is good to have friends within that business. I’m not sure I would be doing what I am doing without some of the people that I have met in this business. You cannot be in business alone and by yourself. In my opinion you can only go so far by yourself, then you need people to help you out and take you to the next level.
Lending a Helping Hand
I have had many of my friends help me out with my business. Just recently Nate from Unique Blog Designs was nice enough to hook me up with a WordPress theme. You can see people helping each other out all over the blogosphere, people giving prizes for contests, endorsing each other, etc. Besides things like that it is always good to have someone there when you have a problem. Usually if they work in the same type of business as you they can easily help you out. Also since you have the “friend” relationship it is not that hard to ask for help.
This sort of goes hand in hand with helping out but many of my friends in business have really guided me in the right direction. Back when I first started getting serious about ThinkComputers John Chow was the one that showed me how to put ads on my site and the things to do to make more money.
One thing I really like about having a lot of friends in my business is seeing things before everyone else does. I have been invited to many alpha and private beta testing’s for websites and products. Also I have been able to see many things before they come out, which is really cool.
Probably the best thing about having friends in business is partying with them. Usually at every conference I go to there are always friends there and it is good to see them because usually you only get to see them a few times a year. And the parties at the conferences are always the best!