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Money Monday: The power of networking

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Small business owners, aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs can attend a free networking event Wednesday, August 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bar Louie near the Mall of Louisiana. 

Figure 8 Consulting is providing the space for people to share ideas and meet potential business contacts. 

"Networking literally increases your net worth," said lead consultant Kristen Dufauchard. "What you do when you network is create mutually beneficial relationships and you create capital." 

Dufauchard suggested being proactive, strategic and social to create more business opportunities. 

"We just want to make sure that people get those conversations started," said Dufauchard. "If you have an exchange with them, send a resume or ask them for coffee or lunch, and make sure you always do what it is that you say you’re going to do." 

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