Turning around a failing institution like the former Framingham Savings Bank in Massachusetts is no small feat, but it’s one that led to Irene A. Schmitt’s latest role as an agent of change in a firm she founded and owns.
In today’s competitive business-to-business marketplace, professionals in service businesses – law, accounting, finance and technology – are often required to serve as ambassadors for their companies at events for networking in the community, and to speak and write to build reputation and presence. Some embrace the chance to meet new people and seek business synergy, while others find business-building a challenging endeavor that takes them out of their comfort zones.
Arriving to Boston via train for an evening meeting earlier this fall, sitting just in front of me a self-described business owner was quizzing a young man across the aisle about his employer. The owner knew the young man’s company and was curious about its level of activity, product offerings and capacities, customers and more.
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