Network After Work: How to Turn Networking into a Business
James Miller and Samantha Ballenger, co-founders of Network After Work, have helped thousands of people secure new jobs and useful contacts. Here's a look behind the scenes of their growing start-up.
Full Story: Grind, Hustle & Payoff7:09
Network After Work co-founder James Miller and Samantha Ballenger combine their professional backgrounds and launched Network After Work.
Face Time: Networking Beyond Social Media1:21
Samantha Ballenger discusses why face to face interactions are just as important as social networking.
Mantra: Be Optimistic & Lead with Positivity0:46
Samantha Ballenger discusses the mindset of positive thinking and speaking.
Faith: Take the Leap: Don't Look Back0:52
Founders of Network After Work open up about how they knew it was time to leave their practical plans behind.
Bootstrapping: Why We Stay Self-Funded1:09
James Miller discusses the pros and cons to relying on revenue for working capital.
Strategy: How We Make Solid Decisions1:07
Samantha Ballenger discusses her insight on writing ideas on paper to make effective decisions.
Expanding: Paris, Toronto, & Somewhere Tropical1:43
The co-founders share their aspirations of taking Network After Work international.
Competition: What's Your Advantage?1:09
James Miller's background in the nightclub industry has given him an advantage to creating the best networking events.
Recruiting: When Friends Become Employees1:20
James Miller discusses how he draws a line between friendship and work with his employees.
Support: Dealing With the Ups and Downs1:23
James Miller and Samantha Ballenger discuss their optimistic approach to supporting one another.
Marketing: Smart (& Cheap) Way to Engage Customers0:33
James Miller talks about how he spreads the word about his business without emptying his bank account.
Perks: What We Get Out of Our Start-up0:45
James Miller and Samantha Ballenger talk about the upside to running a networking business.
Mission: Worry About Quality, Not Profits0:57
James Miller talks about what his customers really value.
Failure: 'It's On You If Your Start-up Tanks'1:04
James Miller discusses the risk of starting a business.
Grind: You Have to Work Around the Clock3:06
These co-founders are plugged in and online 24/7.
Hustle: Why Passion Makes Up for No Sleep3:10
James Miller and Samantha Ballenger talk about traveling, running their business, and staying awake.
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