Cheltenham Borough Business Networking Groups

Cheltenham Borough  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 Cheltenham Borough , 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 Cheltenham Borough based business networking clubs below, but if you want to learn more about networking, please visit our national Business Networking section.

Local Networking

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

Cheltenham Borough Council 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.

Latest Networking Articles

If you run your own business in Cheltenham Borough and would like to learn more about business networking, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.

FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking

Networking For Startups Free Factsheet

Jason's Networking Tips for the Introverted Personality

The Elevator Pitch - a must for any (new) business owner

Mother Wasn't Always Right

See Full List of Networking Articles

Cheltenham Borough Business Networking

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Cheltenham Borough area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

4Networking

4 great reasons to be part of 4Networking 1. Flexibility and reach 4N gives you access to a unique joined-up national business network. Our ‘Passport membership’ lets you choose from 5000+ 4Networking events each year. We have groups in most major towns and cities in the UK. Use your Passport to network locally, regionally and even nationally. Choose from Breakfast, Lunch and Evening meetings + join the UK’s fastest growing Facebook business group - just search on Facebook for ‘4Networking Community’. 2. A stream of business appointments Bypass gatekeepers by having three 10-minute 1-2-1s at every 4N meeting, with people you choose. Also use 1-2-1s to find trusted suppliers. 1-2-1s are one of the key elements in our relaxed yet productive meeting format, which is tried, tested and loved by our members. 3. Relaxed, fun and friendly networking At 4N, it’s easy to just be yourself. At our meetings and online we’ve created an unstuffy environment. The cornerstone of 4N’s ethos is Meet>Like>Know>Trust, as it’s the best way to gain customers, collaborations and suppliers. If this sounds like your kind of place, then become part of the 4N community. 4. A platform to demonstrate your expertise We give you so many ways to raise your profile and establish yourself as the go-to person in your field. In the room and online, being able to offer ‘4Sight’ presentations can gain you a massive audience. Plus of course, you and your business benefit from other 4N members’ advice and help. Established for over 11 years, 4Networking is helping thousands of business owners to grow their businesses. It’s business networking the British way. Register at www.4networking.biz (it takes 2 minutes) and then you can book your first meeting, to see how 4N will work for you. Browse our list of meetings here: www.4networking.biz/events. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

BNI

BNI is a 24 year old business and professional organisation that allows only one person from each trade or profession to join a chapter. With over 5,291 active chapters, and 111,733 members, it is the most successful business referral organisation in the world. Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry copies of your card with them. When they meet someone new that could use your products or services they hand out your card and personally recommend your services. Check their Country Finder page to see if there is a Chapter in your area.

Enterprise Rockers

The Enterprise Rockers community is already connected to over 25,000 people through social media networks, gigs in local communities, promotion at events and linking with other networks, campaigns and organisations that have the interests of micro business owners at their heart. There are plenty of ways to get involved and support the Rockers movement and we have so many fab micro-business owners already helping out by donating their time and talents.

Women's Business Club

Networking for executives & entrepreneurs Through our Connect Business Lunches we will inspire you. Our events are set in between the school run so that you can enjoy a quality event at a time that is convenient for you. Our Business Socials are random and can range from cocktails to sky diving, all in partnership with our members. The VIP Club is by invitation only, an exclusive network with some of the top women business owners. Training for executives & entrepreneurs Through our workshops we will equip you by covering the foundational basics of business. CLARIFY your thinking by setting out a clear plan, your business plan. CONNECT effectively and strategically with your target audience by learning how to use your contact database. SHOUT about your business using social media consistently and effectively. SELL your business in a natural way. Mentoring for executives & entrepreneurs Through our one-on-one Achieve sessions we will empower you! We will work with you to create your very own Success Map or Success System that will take you from where you are now to where you want to be in 12 steps. We tailor Achieve to suit each clients specific needs. We objectively challenge your thinking while encouraging you to achieve everything you dream of.

1230 The Women's Company
1230 The Women's Company is an effective, dynamic network of meetings and events where like-minded business women meet to inspire, share experiences, strengthen and grow their businesses through building trusted business relationships. 1230 TWC is totally committed to providing opportunities for business women to increase business. Gain all the benefits of 1230 TWC by becoming a full member both on-line and off-line. Join us and hundreds of other business and professional women in one of the most effective and friendly networking organisations. The 1230 TWC Franchise enables you to run your own supported 1230 TWC business 020 8650 8015

Disabled Entrepreneurs' Network
Since 2001, the ADP has been supporting disabled people, as well as people with long term health conditions, to set up in business through the Disabled Entrepreneurs' Network (DEN). The aim of DEN is to provide the information disabled people and people with long term health conditions need to start up and maintain their own business. DEN is committed to providing a variety of information for disabled entrepreneurs such as the provision of sign posting to other support, finance and training. Indeed, our work has been recognised on a national and international basis as a beacon of excellence. 0845 6000 787

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has around 200,000 members across 33 regions and 188 branches.

Forum for Private Business
The Forum of Private Business has been helping small businesses get their voices heard on the issues that matter to them for 37 years.

FSB Gloucestershire & West of England
FSB Gloucestershire & West of England is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area. Contact: Sam Holliday Development Manager Sam.Holliday@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.

Hammond BNI (Tortworth)
Meet on Wednesday mornings at The Tortworth Four Pillars Hotel, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 8HH. 06.45 - 8.30am Regional Director: Anthony Sheery

WIRE (Women in Rural Enterprise)
WiRE is an organisation for rural women in business, offering a dynamic member package for women in rural enterprise including; WiRE Local Network Group, a quarterly glossy magazine, monthly e-newsletter and countless marketing opportunities. See website.

Women In Business Network (WIBN)
The Women in Business Network is about putting like minded women together in a structured yet informal environment to help generate more business for one another. See website for more details.

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