Solopreneurs meet a lot of other solopreneurs at local mixers and there are a variety of reasons they may decide it would be worth their time to get to know one another better. They have just met someone who could be a possible prospect, partner, service provider, or referral. They may just be a source of useful information or merely be someone with a shared interest. Normally they will decide to get together to find out. This is what is known in networking circles as a “business coffee date” at a local coffee shop. But how will they ensure that this time has been enjoyable, productive and useful to both parties? If the meeting isn’t conducted with finesse, someone will feel the meeting was one-sided.