He tried to set up a meeting. I agreed to meet entrepreneur to entrepreneur, but that I had no interest in joining the team. He agreed. I am planning on taking the opportunity to learn more about him and offer him some of my freelance services that I feel could benefit his endeavors. Would you take advantage of this opportunity to meet another business person or am I wasting his and my own time?

If the purpose of the meeting is clear to both of you, then have the meeting and build the relationship.

If there are false pretenses on either end, it will be a waste of time for both.

If he has the expectation that you are interested in a sales job and you blind side him with a pitch for freelance services, it will be a waste of time for both of you.

I would simply communicate ahead of time and make sure that he is open to learning about your services and knows that you have little or no interest in his sales position.

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Kevin McCarthy

Answered 7 years ago

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