If you own a business, growing it is a matter of meeting people, and telling them about what you do, how you do it, and, perhaps most importantly, why people should work with, as compared to others.
How, then, to meet people, to be able to tell them how great you are? There are a lot of ways, but one way that is highly effective, and immediate its availability (and results?) is networking. Following to its logical conclusion this philosophical thread, here is a refresher on some of the basics of effective networking.