I was fortunate to interview Christine Comaford-Lynch, guest speaker at the National Speakers Association conference in NYC last week. She was fantastic, with lots of business tips from her book Rules for Renegades. Loved the 'Palm up networking' idea, putting energy into people, not asking but offering. Also the 'Rolodex dip', dipping into your address book once a week and connecting with someone, for no other reason than a simple how are you, and mean it!
PS tip-No matter what business you are in, its all about the people!