When a gardener looks at the bare ground and sees a vision for a full bed of blossoms they don’t leave, hope, and come back expecting flowers. Instead, they tend to the soil, plant seeds, and nurture them. They know that with care and attention they will eventually grow. This is exactly what entrepreneurs and business owners must do, we must be gardeners. When we network, we can’t just go stand in a crowd and leave expecting everyone to know us or our business. We must plant seeds of knowledge and nurture relationships for some time to see the impact of our efforts. It will take time, sometimes extra TLC is needed, but eventually sprouts will begin to grow.