In the old days people used to trade goods with each other. I might have traded a kilo of carrots for your kilo of potatoes. This meant that I could focus on growing carrots and you could focus on growing potatoes.
Once money came along people didn’t need the relationship part any more as I could sell my carrots, get some money and go to anyone to but some potatoes for a standard price.
Now the currency for small businesses is networking. There is no ‘currency amount’ you can put on most of your trades – but what goes around, comes around. Remember to not be “Sell-fish” and only look for people to pitch to and see what you can get out of them. A lot of people, new to the business world will go around ‘selling’ their product or services to everyone. Look to see how you can help others and at some stage you will reap what you sow.