Study simple internet marketing skills and use those techniques to generate your own leads for your business.
Hassling friends and family is not an effective way to build your business. These old tactics are responsible for the majority of failure in the industry.
Participating in forums that relate to your business helps to generate business leads. You can meet new people by providing information of value without spamming and put info about yourself in your profile page.
Submitting articles that are not salesy on the net are also great. The better the value of content, the more people will seek more info from you.
I built a website that is independent from the company I represent. This is also a great way to meet new people if you build the site right. One that is easily found on the major search engines.