Entrepreneurs are always asking. We ask for resources, ideas, funding, partnerships, and so many other things. Our success depends on our ability to ask successfully. This post, recently published on Inc.com, reviews four steps to acing your next ask and getting to yes.
1. Relationship First
Imagine going to a singles event at a bar. A person of your preferred gender approaches you and asks, “Want to get married?” You might laugh, but you’re certainly not going to get hitched (at least not yet).
In business, many people seem to think that they can go directly from first meeting to marriage when making an ask. Instead, a successful ask in business, as in personal life, depends on establishing a relationship first.
For more, visit this article, which was just posted on Inc.com!