As a startup founder and the Director of an Entrepreneurship Center, I meet plenty of new people each day. I expend a lot of effort to ensure I remember each person I meet, but the sheer volume of people I'm introduced to each day makes it challenging to remember each person and the context under which we connected. Because of this, I've had to develop a few tricks to interact with people whom's names or faces I don't remember.
I go to networking events fairly often and while at these events, I run into several CEOs of small businesses. While the title of CEO looks good on a business card and is probably a source of pride for the owner, it can be a dead giveaway that your business is small or even a one person operation. Let me explain why.