I have been attending more an more networking events in my local area recently. I’ve tried to avoid this as much as possible, as the thought of it makes me shudder a bit. Multiple people all gathered together over stale coffee and feigning chit chat in order to make a sale. All seems so fake and staged!
However, a friend told me that some events are really worth it, so I went to my local BNI event. (Business Network International). Apparently they are a little different, in that you pay for membership, and then you ‘own’ that seat. So for instance, if you are a solicitor and you become a member of BNI South Cheshire, no other solicitor is allowed to join. That means you make long-term relationships and get all the solicitor referrals as you are the only one – so I thought I’d try it out as it’s a bit of a different model.
I was impressed. The meeting runs on time, there was plenty of parking at the Golf Club it was hosted at, and everyone was lovely. You get a sense it is very successful as well, as every week they have a section where referrals are passed around the room, and everyone had something to give, and I think the announcer said there was over £3000 worth of business passed in that one meeting alone.
I got talking to a copywriter there and mentioned this blog. She said she would love to put together a short article on why networking is beneficial, so here it is – many thanks to Heather from Agenda Communications for this:
Let Networking Events Cheshire Help You Build Your Business
Successful entrepreneurs are now part of the Cheshire networking events because they know that networking is basically one of the skills that any entrepreneur should acquire. The business world is also a community of people that interact with one another for the benefit of each other and as such, networking events in Cheshire has created an opportunity
Successful entrepreneurs are now part of the networking events Cheshire because they know that networking is basically one of the skills that any entrepreneur should acquire. The business world is also a community of people that interact with one another for the benefit of each other and as such, networking events in Cheshire has created an opportunity for not only entrepreneurs but also businessmen and women to meet and share out ideas on the way forward. These networking events give businessmen and women of Cheshire the opportunity to meet in a casual event without any pressure or commitment whatsoever.
These business events are serving as avenues for business ideas to be created and also conceptualized all at ones. Thanks to these network events, a number of new businesses in Cheshire have made it bigger than existing businesses of those individuals who do not meet. This is also a platform for people in business to promote their services and products and thus making their businesses be known by others. This is also an opportunity for great minds to meet, compare notes, learn from the experiences of others, gain expertise and knowledge, and most of all, establishes contacts that build long business relationships.
If you have a plan to increase your sales, you can easily use business networking Cheshire events for such. Relationship building is one of the most valuable benefits from networking events and if you are well connected, you will not only increase your sales but also build a better foundation for the future of your business. These events also provide you with the opportunity of making yourself and business memorable by using attractive business cards, and also the opportunity of making good impressions that will captivate the other participants and ensure that you and your business will always be in their minds.
The networking events in Cheshire are conducted once or twice in a year and can be conducted in person or also online. Theses business networking events are very organized in terms of workflow, kind of companies which are invited not forgetting the transaction and coordination of the events. The events have participants who belong to small organizations, online business networking companies, face to face business networking and even general business networking companies. These events are very advantageous to the small scale organizations because they get to meet very many different types of people business organizations.
This is a platform where you can learn a lot, since the presence of all these types of business organizations because enables you to discuss work-related issues as well as come up with different solutions to a common problem. It can also be considered as an option for generating more employment opportunities. By becoming a member of such an event, you can propose your business plan before several esteemed and established business organizations and if you are good and impress them, you might just find a job for yourself. The Cheshire networking events is a chance for you to develop your ideas or small business into a large, conceptualized business organization.
If you want to join South Cheshire BNI, or even just visit, they meet every Friday at 6.45am, at Crewe Golf Club. Call 01270 624209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org