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Spend this Summer Building or Reconnecting with Your Network

by User Not Found | Aug 13, 2015

During the WSCPA Women’s Leadership Summit in May, key note speaker Christopher Flett, author of What Men Don’t Tell Women About Business, shared one of his key tips: build a powerful professional network of contacts that can be leveraged for business.  His magic number for a strong network was a minimum of 250 contacts to draw from.

Summer is here and now is a great time to catch up with your professional network or take the time to build it  even more to get to the magic number.  Use your WSCPA resources to help you achieve your goal.

Chily networking event
©Monette Anderson

Member Directory
Looking for someone specific you have lost touch with and would like to take out for coffee?  Use the WSCPA Online Member Directory to help you find the person you are looking for.  To find the member directory, click on CPA Community—and then Member Directory.  If you are seeking someone who works for a specific company, you can also search by company, city and state.

LinkedIn Group
Use the WSCPA LinkedIn Community to build your online connections.  If you are not already a member of the WSCPA LinkedIn Community, joining is easy. Go to www.wscpa.org/linkedin and click the “Join” button.

Once approved, you will be able to interact with other WSCPA members engaged on LinkedIn.  Ask members questions you need feedback on, share ideas, resources and more, all from the comfort of your computer. 

Chapters
If strengthening your local connections is on your wish list, attending WSCPA Chapter meetings is a great way to meet CPAs working or living in your neighborhood.  Chapter meetings are typically 1-2 hours long over breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on your chapter. Take a few hours to catch some affordable CPE while meeting new people. Find chapter meetings at www.wscpa.org/cpe/catalog (under"Chapters" select your chapter). To contact the leaders for your chapter, visit www.wscpa.org/chapters.

Committees
Want to meet CPAs who work in your area of practice? The WSCPA can help with that too.  Join a WSCPA Committee that is geared toward your area of interest or practice.  Whether you are an auditor, a tax practitioner, work in government or the non-profit arena, the WSCPA has a committee to match your need. To find a full list of committees or to request being added to a committee, visit WSCPA Community and click on Committees.

Networking Events
If you are looking for a fun social setting where you can meet new people, WSCPA networking events are the answer. These events are held at fun venues across the state. To find upcoming events, visit www.wscpa.org/events

Everyone needs a powerful professional network for a successful career.  Use your WSCPA resources to build relationships or to reconnect with a professional in your community this summer.

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