Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

spoke with a friend who is preparing for a meeting tomorrow.


Nothing formal, just a first time “let’s have coffee” with someone to whom she had been introduced.

My friend wanted to know what things she should prepare. Her business is somewhat complementary to the other person’s and she thought maybe they could exchange leads, collaborate, etc.

My advice? Just get to know her.

This is a first time meeting. See if you like each other. See if you connect.

There’s no need to talk about getting married on the first date. There’s plenty of time for that later.

Relationship first.