Having spent the greater part of the last week travelling around meeting great new women entrepreneurs from around the continent, it made me reflect once again on the importance to entrepreneurs of building great networks - there’s no substitute for it. I read a great quote by best selling author Robert T. Kiyosaki who said: The richest people in the world look for and build networks - everyone else looks for work.” It summed it up for me. Building a good personal network is like trying to stay fit and healthy. Everyone aspires to it but very few follow what it takes to get there. As entrepreneurs looking to build strong networks, it takes lots of research, planning and dedication to go out there and get people to connect with our businesses, our brands and our objectives - but, it is worth the effort.