How to get started in Networking?

Hello All,
While waiting to begin another career, I am starting another in sales for small to medium business. My lack of knowledge with Networking has stumbled me into getting started. I've always been a private person yet outgoing and energetic with all the opportunities that lay ahead. I do not belong to any organization and never wanted to be. My experience is over 20 plus years in IT professional but the roles are not forthcoming. My comfort is in corporate environments but now I need to create my network to move my business. Any suggestions or work shops I would be open even paid into if necessary.Any ideas on where to begin?

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