Aberdeenshire Business Networking Groups

Aberdeenshire Business Networking Groups
Aberdeenshire Business Networking Groups

Business Networking is a great way to make new friends and business contacts

If you are self employed or run a small firm in Aberdeenshire, we would strongly recommend that you consider adding networking to your marketing strategy. Not only does it widen your circle of business contacts, it can keep you in touch with what is going on in the local business world, and potentially bring in more trade!

You will find a list of Aberdeenshire based business networking clubs below, but if you want to learn more about networking, please visit our national Business Networking section.

A Friendly Welcome Awaits!

The idea of business networking can seem terrifying to some people.

Yet it is vitally important to business these days, a great way to make contacts and increase business without a lot of cold calling. It is actually quite easy and painless. All you need to do is attend a networking event and begin making connections for yourself and your business.

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How to Network - Free Factsheet

Free Guide to Business Networking Aberdeenshire Free Networking Factsheet Free guide to successful networking

A simple to follow guide to networking written by Stef Thomas, author of 'Networking for Dummies'.

Attending your first networking event can be quite intimidating if you do not know what to expect. This factsheet outlines the most important "dos and don'ts" to ensure that you get the most out of every gathering. Even if you are a seasoned networker, it may serve as a useful reminder of how to get the most out of your networking.

Your Networking Questions Answered

Business Networking Questions

If you run your own business in Aberdeenshire and would like to learn more about business networking, we have compiled a library of start-up resources which we hope that you will find useful.

Here are some of our most popular business networking articles.

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Aberdeenshire Business Networking

Useful Start-Up Resources

If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Aberdeenshire area, we would love to promote you here free of charge (add free listing).

Aberdeen Business Network (ABN) provides a unique and highly effective range of 6 offline business development solutions to North East businesses & organisations, as well as the free, online 7000+ member Community. Launched in 2008, Aberdeen Business Network (ABN) provides a unique and highly effective range of 6 offline business development solutions to North East businesses & organisations, as well as the free, online 7000+ member ABN Community. The ability to co-ordinate both online and offline networking gives our members a huge advantage in their business development activities. Options include networking events, one-on-one relationship-building, sales intel groups, networking training, premier memberships and advertising & event sponsorship opportunities.
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Representing more than 1,100 organisations collectively employing 125,000+ people across all sectors, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce is the North-east’s leading business membership organisation and the largest Chamber in Scotland. An independent, privately funded organisation, we work locally, nationally and internationally to support businesses from sole traders to multinational corporations in a myriad of ways: From sourcing research and intelligence on our operating environment to providing unrivalled opportunities for networking, business development and best practice exchange. From equipping the region's workforce with the skills to succeed to issuing export documents for goods worth in excess of half a billion pounds every year. From talking up the area and celebrating business success to lobbying for necessary change. And much more. Being a member of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce can bring significant value to your business. Talk to us today to find out more. The Hub, Exploration Drive, Aberdeen Energy Park, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8GX
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Networking is about meeting people and building long-term relationships. You need a vehicle to meet the right people, those with both a buying and selling power, from the right companies - representing a broad range of services and with a similar attitude towards active networking. However, face-to-face networking is off the cards at the moment so if you want to be here at the end of this you need to keep making connections. Get ahead of your competitors and Zoom into online networking with BNS! Spaces online are limited so book your space before someone else does.
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Aberdeen Entrepreneurs. The business networking group which offers a working environment for business individuals to come and meet new people, network, gain business opportunities and have an enjoyable evening with like-minded people. Each event runs with the same format; a guest speaker, question and answer session and plenty of networking opportunities. There is no membership for Aberdeen Entrepreneurs – as we know you are busy and are unable to attend every month, but our large pool of like-minded people ensures a good turnout.
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BNI members, on average, increase their business 20% the first year. Our chapter is a dynamic, committed group of business people who know how to refer business to each other. We have open categories for individuals who will bring enthusiasm and integrity to our meeting. Just one person per professional specialty is allowed in each chapter. Search our members here to see if your category is open, then visit a meeting and lock out your competition!
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The Scottish Chambers of Commerce is at the heart of Scotland’s largest and most influential business to business network The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network is a leading, global and entrepreneurial business network, representing more than 12,000 companies and over 50% of Scotland’s private sector workforce. We are made up of our members, who form the network of the 30 Chambers of Commerce across Scotland’s towns, regions and cities. Chamber Network members are the trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade. Leading and uniting the Chamber Network, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has built an unrivalled reputation as Scotland’s voice for business at national and international level. Our unparalleled business network is strengthened by our responsive business insight and economic intelligence, and our unrivalled local knowledge and business to business connections, making us Scotland’s most informed and influential business support organisation.
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Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company based in Scotland with a global reach. A catalyst for economic growth and inclusion, WES works to create an environment where women can start up in business and thrive. The simple fact is that more women-owned businesses in Scotland means more money for the economy. Research shows that women-owned businesses already contribute a staggering £8.8bn into the economy every year and have created over 230,000 jobs in local communities across Scotland. Yet women-owned businesses are just 20% of the business base in Scotland. We believe we can encourage more women and girls to try out their business ideas, through the provision of support co-designed by women-owned businesses and experts in gender techniques. Consigning the current gender gap in enterprise to history.
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Established in 2009, Aberdeen Young Professionals is a networking group aimed at young professionals who either work or are based in the Aberdeen area. Regular events allow members to network with like minded individuals and make new connections. AYP aim to help develop the next generation of industry leaders
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The Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) aims to be the voice of businesswomen throughout Scotland: linking, inspiring and supporting its members. ASB was founded in 1995 as the umbrella organisation for a number of businesswomen’s clubs. In 2012, the ASB introduced individual direct membership to all business and professional women throughout Scotland. We aim to encourage personal and professional development for business owners and women who work across all sectors and levels of experience and responsibility. We promote business opportunities by way of sharing news, showcasing businesses, exchanging views, networking and recognising achievement.
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Aberdeen Group | Newmachar Golf Club “FORE” Business are delighted to welcome you to our Aberdeen Group which is hosted at Newmachar Golf Club. The business networking event in Aberdeen is a newly established group for 2017 and business and friendship within the group is flourishing. If you would like to attend a “FORE” Business golf event at our Aberdeen group, please click on the below link. We have members eagerly waiting to pass referrals and at the same time enjoy an amazing round of golf at Newmachar Golf Club.
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Founded in 1877, AGCC is an accredited member of both the British Chambers of Commerce and Scottish Chambers of Commerce and the only truly independent UK business support organisation which has local representation, credibility in the eyes of government and the media, and is consulted at all levels by the Scottish Government and Westminster. Address: The Hub, Exploration Drive, Aberdeen Energy Park, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8GX
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