Professional networks build communities

By Stephen Rhodes

My friend, and business lawyer, Wesley Jackson just started writing a blog,  and in only his third post he is promoting another professional service.

Wes recently set up his own practice, the  Wesley Jackson Professional Corporation, a firm that offers a range of services for individuals, small businesses and young professionals. Wes is an active networker and understands the power of referrals.

He is also active online with a website, a  LinkedIn account and now the WJPC’s blog. We have come a long way from the day when lawyers  could not advertise.

In his latest post, he recommends the services of Richard Auger MT, a  Registered Massage Therapist, as a stress reducer. Wes introduces the referral with this observation:

I encourage all of my clients to surround themselves with a circle of professionals, to assist in all aspects of their lives; doctors, dentists, accountants, financial planners and mortgage brokers who look after our best interests in their professional capacities.

Professional networks, particularly ones that also use online tools to spread the word, build communities of trust where individuals work together to help each other. As a lawyer, Wes can benefit from a professional relationship with many business people. We all have similar complimentary networks.

Do you have your own network of professionals? Do you use online tools to promote your community?

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