Business Networking Groups.
VentureStreet is a community of business professionals interested in sharing ideas,
clients, and referral sources. Our network:
> Enables professionals
to connect one-on-one with other professionals through a unique permission based
system. Connect and meet only with those people you approve into your network.
> Enables professionals
to create and manage their own networking groups. You make the rules, you decide
discounts to continuing education courses.
industry specific marketing resources.
What to look
for in business networking groups. Profitable business networking is determined by your ability
to build mutually beneficial relationships with other professionals. This kind of
relationship cannot be achieved at just any standard shake-hands-and-exchange-your-business-card
event that touts itself as a business networking “opportunity.”
What you really
need is to become involved with professionals who think about you on a regular basis.
For this to happen, you need to take the time to develop a core group of “rainmakers”
with whom you comfortable. This takes time and patience.
As you are searching
for business networking groups, consider the following:
> Look for
a networking group with individuals you like, trust, and are willing to go out of
your way to help.
> Find a networking
group that teaches you something about general business principals, not one that
just exchanges leads.
> Build your
own group if you cannot find an existing group that meets your needs.
A network of
Increased business revenue is not the only benefit you receive from participating
in a networking group. Joining or building a network goes a long way towards reducing
the sense of isolation that many small business owners feel. You become part of
a business community. In addition to exchanging clients and referral sources, you
can also benefit from the business experiences of other group members. Learning
what has worked and not worked for other business owners is a great advantage to
your own business.
You must put
in the effort to see the results. Some people fail to make time for networking
events, believing themselves too busy with more important tasks.
However, you must put in the effort to get the rewards. If you are part of a group,
then you need to treat group meetings just like you would treat a client meeting.
not have to be a tedious process that takes up lots of time.
However, it must be part of your regular routine. Networking is a state of mind.
It means you are taking the growth of your business seriously and understanding
the value that connections can add. Business is based on relationships with customers
and suppliers, networking is the glue that binds them together. If you give it as
much attention as you give to all those other vital daily tasks, you will see tangible
Once you start
thinking seriously about expanding your network, you'll be amazed at the number
of opportunities that arise.
there and get connected.
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