...more than just a referral
Business Networking has seen a hugh influx in the past couple of years. It's a great way for start up businesses to make useful contacts for both customers & suppliers in the first 2 or 3 years of business. Networking is more effective for some business sectors than others, but the return on investment can be amazing.
We encourge every business owner to experience a networking event and you will find our meetings less formal and more welcoming than others. It is important to bring lots of business cards with you, this may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised at how many people forget to bring them along.
You will have plenty of opportunities to talk about your business and you will find our members are keen to listen and learn all about you. They will be eager to see what you bring to the meeting in terms of knowledge, talent, and skills.
If you are good at what you do you be amonst great company.
As for business referrals, it's best not to expect an influx on your first visit. Business networking is about relationship building, it takes time and effort. Once you have built up trust with your fellow attendees, you will find that they will be confidently introducing you to their clients too.