By spending time talking to people about your business you can raise your business’ profile and it may also refer clients your way. Research the networking events in your local area and go along to generate business.
Remember! It is very important to research networking events and even go to a few (adopting a ‘try before you buy’ attitude) before deciding on which one(s) you feel is right for you and your business.
Each event is different in that some may require you to be in a certain area and others may ask you to pay a monthly or annual fee. So remember – find one that suits you and will benefit your company!
It is possibly even more important that you don’t choose a networking event that has a lot of people from the same sector or industry as yourself as they are effectively your competition.
A useful tip when attending networking events is to have a particular product/service that you want to push that week/month rather than going in there and bombarding people with every aspect of what your business does.
Here are a few networking events to get you started:
- MyWirralHub – Wirral/ Don’t have to become a member/ Free or Pay for own Lunch/ Once a month/ Must be a business from local area.
- CEPN Business Forum – Chester/ Need to become a member to join/ £60 a year if your business has been established for over 12 months and £30 if under 12 months/ Once a month.
Good luck and happy networking!