Networking in the dictionary states that it is the practice of gathering of contacts: the process or practice of building up or maintaining informal relationships, especially with people whose friendship could bring advantages such as job or business opportunities
You can never have enough contacts of any kind. You will never know if that (particular person you ignored the whole meeting) might be someone of great importance in the future.
Networking helps get the customers that maybe wouldn’t know about your business by getting in touch in other areas like the computer. There are so many free networking sites available that can get you out there and on the public’s mind. Facebook is a great tool to get your name and what you offer out there. All you need to do is make a page and ask for friends!!! Its that easy!!
You don’t have to use the computer for this though. If you are a people person, you can go to meetings in your area and hand out business cards and tell them if they ever need anything you will be there. E mails are helpful also.
Remember passion is what drives the successful to succeed.