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Six Sigma says there are seven

July 6, 2012

Seven Benefits of Business Networking

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The art of business networking may take some time to master and perfect, but it is worth it as it will help your business grow. The truth is that there are so many different benefits to this type of networking. If you happen to have your own business, large or small, if you want to draw more attention your way, then this is the way to go.

The following is a list of benefits that will come your way, and your business’ way through the art of business networking. Do not pay any attention to the order we list them in, they are not in order of importance.

Good business networking skills are going to help not only generate more referrals, but increase your business. It is said that word of mouth is responsible for about seventy percent of new business. As you build up your contacts and make friends, more and more people will be interested in the services you offer. It is also a known fact that individuals like to pass services to those they talk to regularly. However, this is only going to happen if you have a good network of business contact.

Secondly, more and more people will know you exist simply by expanding those contacts. More individuals will be likely to think of you when your services or products are required.

Third, a major benefit of getting your name out there and starting to form your own business network is the fact that more people will start to trust you. As you build your relationship with those individuals, you can give them free advice and consultancy.

Fourth, it is not all about referrals and creating sales leads. Chances are, you have wasted a lot of time in the past trying to find a company that will be able to solve your problems. You probably even looked in the local phonebook for help during that time. By getting to know people, you too will be learning about the services they are offering.

Fifth, you will find people who have had the same problems as you. They overcame those problems and will be able to point you in the right direction for success.  In other words, you will meet other individuals through business networking who will be able to act as your mentor when an issue arises with your business. With this assistance, you will find yourself achieving so much more than you were before.

Sixth, you will be uncovering new opportunities that you didn’t know about before, or may have not known about without good corporate contacts. The truth is that when you add someone to your network list, you never know how you might be able to help them in the future, or how they may be able to help you. If we restrict ourselves from communicating with one another, then the only opportunities we find will be the ones we literally search for.

Finally, with networking, yes, it is about business, but that is not all it is about. One of the biggest advantages to many is the fact that you will be making lots of friends. You will open yourself up to more opportunities outside of work, as well.  In an era where many people live far away from their families, it is nice to be able to easily build a social circle as well!

Many people turn to business networking, not only for the seven reasons listed above. If you want to have success with a startup venture, then this is where your success is going to start.

Business Network SW has monthly events in Taunton, Bristol and Exeter

Get your invitation here

Interested in experiencing the benefits?

Events held in Exeter, Bristol and Taunton

Complete the enquiry form here and your personal invitation will be emailed to you

Call 01600 891584

Email sean@business-network.co.uk

Why attend? 

The results of a recent survey show that the majority of participants joined Business Network SW to build valuable relationships and meet decision makers from businesses that they felt would benefit them.  

96% of members feel that Business Network SW has met their expectations, with most of them making valuable connections, gaining work and getting an increase on ROI 

You can attend 1 event as a visitor – to attend subsequent events membership is required – full details will be available at the event. Membership is restricted so that only 5% of the total membership is from the same business category. BNSW operates a waiting list for those over subscribed categories.  

Events are invitation only 

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