The 5 People You Need To Meet To Be Successful In Business


Getting yourself surrounded with the right kind of people is one of the most powerful things you can do as an entrepreneur.

It’s quite easy for you to start your own business, but it’s not always possible for you to take your business to the next level without having the support of people in your corner.

The people you meet and spend time with will have an enormous impact on your business.

Here are some of the reasons why meeting with the right kind of people will be the bedrock of your business.


If you’re a beginner in business, you can find people who will work directly work with you on your overall business goals.


By meeting with a lot of people, you will find some individuals who have connections to PR firms and medias outlets. They also might casually mention your business to a major publication like Forbes or Entrepreneur, forging a connection that you’d be missing out on otherwise.


If you meet with a lot of people, you’ll be gaining knowledge that will surely help you out later. Everyone has some kind of wisdom that you don’t have. One 15-30 minute discussion with some of the people around you will help you gain tremendous amounts of knowledge.


The people you meet will have their own network of contacts. This will increase your range of potential connections many times over.

Five Kinds Of People To Meet To Become Successful

Here are those five peoples you need to meet in order to get the above benefits.

1. The Mentor

The Mentor
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Mentors are those fortunate people who have already accomplished what you’re trying to do — not only once, but quite a few times.

These people will have the experience, intelligence, and knowledge that you don’t currently have. They will help you acquire valuable insights simply by having fruitful discussions with you.

This will help you and your business successfully pass through many of the obstacles that you’re sure to face.

Related: 10 Places to Find Mentors and Advisors for Entrepreneurs

2. The Expert

The Expert
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One of the most powerful ways of increasing your brand’s visibility and tapping into the local market is to meet with people who have a good reputation in your industry’s niche.

There are two major reasons for doing this:

  1. This niche influencer could promote your content to their networks (online and offline) which would give your business a huge boost and send you a ton of followers.
  2. This person will able to recommend resources, contacts, and opportunities for your business to flourish.

3. The Peer

Meeting with peers is also a good idea. However, they won’t have as much experience as a mentor or an expert will. But they’re trying to accomplish the same thing you’re trying to do, so it’s nice to be able to talk with someone who is in the same boat as you.

Because they’re on your level, you’ll have to rescue them and they’ll have to rescue you, too. You’ll learn to work together and find solutions for common problems. Having someone to share these experiences with will form the basis of a great lifelong friendship.

Also, if they’re in a similar niche, their networks and connections will be helpful to you as well.

4. The Local Talent

The local talent is some kind of expert in some aspect of your business. These make the best collaborators and employees.

You can find these individuals sitting in a university, starting their own business, or working under some other entrepreneur.

5. The Investor

The Investor
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If you want your business to keep moving, it’s important for you as an entrepreneur to have some working capital.

Even if you start your business with your own money, eventually you’ll have to find an investor for the sake of building momentum or taking your business to the next level.

Investors could be vital for your business, as they’re a source of wisdom and come with a great network. This could prove especially valuable to you if they end up holding equity in your business.

But there’s one major problem here:

  • You never know who is going to give you money.


  • Meet as many people as possible, in as many contexts as possible.

You don’t know who is going to give you money, when they’re going to give you money, and where you’ll meet them. So meet lots of people, and always be friendly, respectable, and open.

The People Who Will Help You Succeed

Meeting with these five kinds of people can have an enormous impact on your business. Learn to surround yourself with lots of different people, and be open to opportunities when they arrive.

You never know when one of these five people will come knocking on your door.

What other kinds of people do you like keeping around to stay motivated and driven toward success? Let me know in the comments below!

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I am Shakir Hassan, best known as one of the younger Entrepreneurs from Pakistan in the age of 15. I've been blogging for last 5 years now, but since last 2-3 years, I am on the right path of blogging. I've also written for the sites like Huffington post. Feel free to connect with me on my blog, i.e. where you'll be learned how to build an ethical business fueled by passive income.

112 thoughts on “The 5 People You Need To Meet To Be Successful In Business”

  1. seema

    Thanks for sharing this artical becaues recently i am going to start new business , your artical would be very usefull for my business.Your business tricks are awesome I would apply these tricks in my business.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Let me know how it goes.

      Thanks! 🙂

  2. HindIndia

    As usual very nice post …. Thanks for sharing this!! 🙂 🙂

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you found this blog nice.

  3. ajay

    Nice post shakir ,keep it up bro

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Thanks, glad you liked it.

  4. Er. Manish Kumar

    Nice post sir, But I believe that an idea is also important for the inception of a high stature enterprise. This all depends on our creativity. If we are creative enough, and if we keep propounding then our acumen allow us to ponder over new ideas by time.
    Another factor is passion, if we want something by heart then we find our ways to our destination.
    And you said right, if we find someone who can accelerate our dreams to the next level then its a good advantage for us.
    But as the saying goes-” Jab humare pas kuch ni hota tab akela hi chalna pdta h” , Ironically, after achieving even a small feat we see +ve energy starts flowing inside us because of people around us, and , mainly , not skeptic about our work this time.
    Thats the really win win situation for us.
    Thanks for sharing nice tips though.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Damn true. Thanks for your feedback here.

  5. Vinit Patil

    Very well written article, These 5 People are always needed for a successful business.

    Gr8 Article bro.


    I think I am getting SML addicted.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

  6. Mahendran

    Hey Shaky,
    This post will help the people who is having so many challenges in the business. If they are reading these page by immediate accident they will say Eureka!!!

    Mahendran P

    1. Shakir Hassan

      As I said, these five peoples could be the bedrock of your business. Surround yourself by these peoples to get countless benefits.

      Let me know how it goes.

      Thanks! 🙂

  7. Rishabh sahu

    It’s was a very nice post. Thank you, Harsh Agarwal, for creating such a nice blog that help new bloggers.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      You should check the bio again! It was written by me. Thanks anyway.

  8. Paystubs

    Motivated people will always help one’s who struggle to acheive their goals and yes, it is essential you must have these kind of peoples in your business journey.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Just assume these peoples as one of the bedrocks of your business.

  9. Kiran

    Very Useful one..I hope this article helps many..Thank you so much for sharing this..

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you liked it, Kiran!

  10. Adeel Sami

    Hey, Shakir!

    Good one again, buddy!

    The mentors are the best of the example to be on track to achieve the achievements of the life.

    In our world of the internet, we have really the great personalities around us (through the internet) and labeling just one (the best one) out of them and following his/her path can make our job easy.

    And with the power of the internet, we can create the communication source with him/her as well.

    Talking to him/her on and off could turn into the inspiration, the good hard thrust to mold our acts as per the guidance of our mentor.

    So, best of the work you did with it! 🙂

    ~ Adeel

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Hi Adeel,

      Networking with peoples around you is one of the most powerful things you can do.
      I am glad that you dropped by.


  11. Ravi Chahar

    Hey Shakir,

    You have listed the necessary need of the people who can help you in starting your own business.

    It’s always a good idea to find an investor who can help you financially.

    Without a mentor, it would be hard to choose the right path. Find an expert who knows the market you’re going to jump into.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Hi Ravi,

      Buddy, you just compressed the whole meaning of this article in just a few lines.
      Thanks for your comment here.

      Best Regards

  12. Reena mishra

    nice Post ,its very informative to start a business ,thank you for sharing the nice blog.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you liked it, Reena!

  13. Kallol Parida

    Now a days Network is Networth. Whoever understand its, makes lots of money.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Absolutely right, Kallol.

  14. Sandeep


    Thanks for your Article, I am also want to become entrepreneur like Harsh & it is my wish to meet him.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Hey Sandeep,

      I am guessing you’re from India, so it’s actually possible for you to meet with him.

      Good luck!

  15. Karim Toulba

    Nice Post! Thanks for sharing.

    I think you should have mentioned about life partners. I mean husband or wife as co-workers in business. I’ve been side hustling online with my partner (wife) since 2008 and it has been an awesome productive career.

    Furthermore, We’ve started a blog and together we’re doing an amazing job. I would recommend that everyone consider working, discussing, sharing with his/her partner. Believe me, the results are insanely productive.

    All the best,
    Thanks Harsh for sharing!

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Thanks for sharing your result, Karim! 🙂

  16. Humera

    I am a big fan of Shoutmeloud and i read most of the articles.This is a amazing piece of information you have shared.Thanks for sharing this gem.
    When i was reading i came across a sentence which i think should be corrected.Its from the para “PEER- Because they’re on your level, you’ll have to rescue them and you’ll have to rescue them too.”
    I think you meant you rescue them and they will rescue you.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Thanks for pointing. Please contact ShoutMeLoud now.

  17. louis ikenna

    nice tips, as a young entrepreneur i hope to meet you one day. Over to you Hassan

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Thanks, buddy. Anyway, my name is Shakir, in general. 🙂

  18. Muhammad Imran Nazish

    Great article, thanks for sharing.
    Motivated people will always help one’s who struggle to acheive their goals and yes, it is essential you must have these kind of peoples in your business journey.
    And thats the main reasone why I hate hopeless people who don’t want to do anything and blams other.
    Thumbs for nice post.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you liked it. Be sure to start getting yourself surrounded by these amazing folks.

  19. Ved Amin

    Great post Shakir.
    How do you define –
    ” best known as one of the younger Entrepreneurs from Pakistan in the age of 15?
    Are you a billionaire?
    Just curious.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Hey there,

      Not actually a billionaire. I own an SEO Company at


  20. Karin

    Interesting article. I am networking with many people. I have an e-store on Shopify and two blogging sites, all which I am trying to direct traffic to and get sales. I am new in the world of online business and am a beginner. I am working to gain experience. However, most of my “meeting” people have been in online communities. The face-to-face- part is difficult as I work a full-time office job (my online business is a side income) and it’s the finding time to meet people, and how/where to meet them, is my obstacle.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Networking as many peoples as you can. This should help. I hope this article might help you.

      1. Karin

        it is how/where/when to meet them is that I find challenging

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