If you are new to town or business networking events should be one of the first places you look for support and visibility. You are entering into the world of business, you probably keep hearing how incredibly important and beneficial groups like BNI are.
Here are 3 good reasons every entrepreneur needs to start networking:
- Networking Events Provide the Opportunity to Build Your Connections and Visibility
One of the main reasons networking events are so important is right in the title: so you can network. Without keeping in contact with other business professionals, developing new contacts, and meeting your potential customers, your business would not last very long. Grab some business cards, put on your suit, and get ready to shake hands and meet new people to make your business thrive
- Networking Events Provide the Opportunity to Learn and Get Support
Networking events are empowering and motivating and often invite public speakers to inspire and inform attendees. These events are your opportunity to listen to experts in their field provide a wealth of information that you can apply to your business. Often, many of these public speakers are accessible after their presentation, offering you the opportunity to speak with them and seek advice.
- Networking Events are Where You Can Practice Your “Elevator Pitch” and Fine Tune Your Vision
When you attend a networking event (and hopefully you will attend several), it is your opportunity to hone your business’s marketing message. This is called an “elevator pitch.” You want to encapsulate the mission of your business and the product or service you are selling within a 30 second time frame. That is all the time you have to capture the attention of potential investors, partners, connections, and clients. Meeting professionals at a networking event will allow you to test your message and see what works and what doesn’t before introducing it to the public.
To learn more about attending your first networking event contact us today. You are on your way to making your business presence even larger.