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Our Survey said….87% said they network – why – read on

February 15, 2012

Some results of the ongoing Business Network SW  Networking Survey

87% of the people who responded network!

Why they network

Enjoyment/fun
45.0%
Camaraderie
35.0%
Personal development
35.0%
Business development
80.0%
Selling
45.0%
Buying
25.0%
Building relationships
95.0%
Food, drink, social
15.0%
Develop advocates
15.0%
Look for opportunities
90.0%
Business Seminars
25.0%
Effective use of time
15.0%

And what would encourage people to network more

Duration of events
23.8%
Quality of venue
4.8%
Quality of food
4.8%
Level of people attending – decision makers
61.9%
Relaxed atmosphere
33.3%
Served lunch 0.0%
Time of day
23.8%
Venue/location
28.6%
Seminars – CPD
23.8%
Types of businesses that you would like to meet
76.2%
Cost of events/Return on Investment
52.4%
Restricted membership
4.8%

The 13% that did not network attributed it to

Time factors
50.0%
Cost/Return on Investment
25.0%
Value to your business
25.0%
Poor experience
25.0%
Too much choice
25.0%

Thank you to those who have responded

Want to participate………………….

Here at Business Network SW we want to make sure we are providing you with the best networking opportunities we can and we need your feedback to help us continue to meet your needs.

  1. Here we have a short survey on if you network and what you want to get from  your networking experiences. We would be very grateful if you could take the time to fill in this short survey.
  2. As a lunchtime networking event food and drink an important factor at our events. Your feedback on this very short survey will help us understand the needs of our clients. 

Thank you for your time.

About Us…

It’s about relationships!

Here at Business Network SW we want to provide decision makers and businesses in the South West region the opportunity to develop and enhance relationships with the invaluable skill of networking.
  • we provide an environment to enable you to be relaxed and comfortable building relationships with the others there
  • educational business seminars that can positively impact your business
  • the unique seating plan system gives you a huge variety of contacts
  • the opportunity for you to promote your business and expertise
  • structured networking from the UK’s longest running lunchtime networking organisation
  • build a team of advocates and ambassadors for your business
  • No joining Fee – membership can be paid yearly or monthly

We offer monthly, lunch time, structured and business focused networking events in Exeter and Bristol

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88 Comments
  1. Rick Bond permalink

    Hi there, great article summarizing your survey about networking in 2012. I’m just curious to know how many respondants you had?

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