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Networking Pro-Tip

By January 12, 2024No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

On responding to a startup funding no.

So you need money to get your venture going. I get it. And you’ve taken the spray + pray route to secure said funding (that is, you’ve sent basically the same email to every connection via email or LinkedIn). Now that I have your plea for investment, and taken the time to respond with a polite no (as I’m not actively investing right now), a smart networking suggestion would be to respond with a simple “thanks for letting me know” – as this would start to rebuild a connection after being subjected to inconsiderate mass-email haste.

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.