The Benefits of Business Networking

The Benefits of Business Networking

Visibility – You need to meet and communicate with potential clients, possible business partners and business people who may be able to introduce you to a target client. You need to this on a regular basis to maintain your business relationships. Attending networking events raises your personal profile and can help keep you front and centre in the minds of the right people.

Keeping up-to-date – The business climate is changing all the time and it is important to keep up with the target market conditions as well as the overall trends in your industry. Knowing the market is the key to developing a successful marketing plan. Attending trainings and networking with your peers and business connections on a regular basis will help you stay current.

Problem solving – In addition to the potential of increasing your business you can often find solutions to your own business problems or needs by networking. For example, if you are getting no results from your social media efforts, and others are, a chat with them as to what they are doing may be extremely useful to you.

Sharing knowledge and experience – Networking is ideal for expanding your knowledge by exploring the viewpoints and prior experience of others. If for example, you are thinking of exporting your products you might get some valuable advice from someone else who has or is exporting products. Learning from others experiences before you invest time and money in a venture can be invaluable. At the same time, you may be able to offer advice to others and help them in the same way.

Confidence Boost – The majority of business people are optimistic and encouraging. Regularly associating with such people can be a great confidence boost, particularly in the difficult early phases of a new business. If you are not naturally outgoing, regularly meeting new people can also boost your self-assurance and on a personal basis you may form new friendships with like-minded people.

New contacts and referrals – The most noticeable benefit of networking is to meet potential clients and/or generate referrals which you can then follow up on to hopefully add to your client base. Networking can also help you identify opportunities for partnerships, joint ventures, or new areas of expansion for your business. 

Does the thought of Business Networking scare you?

Do you absolutely dread going to networking events?
Do you hide when you have the opportunity to present your business?

More often than not it is the unknown that scares us plus the thought of having to stand up and tell a bunch of strangers about your business in just sixty seconds.

You are not alone.

To help you get the maximum benefit and to assist in overcoming any anxieties we offer the following training workshop.

Business Networking Skills Workshop

This is a 1/2 day course of approx. 4 hours

Spark Members pay only £10

Match Members pay just £15

For Non-Members it is £30

Click the button for more information about this workshop and to book yourself in.

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