Networking Articles

The Elevator Pitch - a must for any (new) business owner
Elevator Pitch: The Elevator Pitch - a must for any (new) business owner

As an entrepreneur you will need to be prepared to take every opportunity to gain interest in your start-up from potential customers, investors, or associates. Important contacts can be made in many situations: during formal meetings, at networking events, at trade shows, on the phone or during chance encounters.

Who Goes to Networking Events to Buy?
Networking: Who Goes to Networking Events to Buy?

Have you noticed how most people who go to small business networking groups are only there to sell? But my question is - if everyone's selling, who's buying?

Do I need to join a business networking club?
Networking: Do I need to join a business networking club?

A summmary of areas to consider, when deciding which group to attend, or join.

What is business networking?
Networking: What is business networking?

Networking is about making long-term contacts and friendships. You may be lucky and meet someone who is looking for exactly what you supply and you get immediate business as a result, but most of the time networking is about developing relationships and trust.

How to network successfully.
Networking: How to network successfully.

Some useful tips to help you get the most out of your networking.

How to network
Networking: How to network

A few things to think about, to help you improve your networking.

More networking tips.
Networking: More networking tips.

Wake up and smell the coffee - networking is marketing not just chatting!

Choosing a great speaker for your networking event
Speakers: Choosing a great speaker for your networking event

Business networking events are as popular as ever. They are a fantastic way of meeting prospective customers and suppliers, particularly those who operate locally. For the organiser, they can take a huge amount of planning, from choosing a venue, arranging a date and time, sorting out food and drinks, and getting people interested in attending the event.

Networking & Who's Behind the Business?
Why you should try it.: Networking & Who's Behind the Business?

It can be daunting when first starting out in business. Many ideas and plans run though your head to discover the best way to get your name out there. Adverts, Flyers, Website, Directories........Networking. I have recently started in business and from past experience one of my first ways to communicate and connect with other businesses was to attend networking meetings.