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

If you are self employed or run a small firm in Hampshire, 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 business networking clubs in Hampshire below, but if you want to learn more about networking, please visit our national Business Networkingsection.

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

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Hampshire Networking Groups

OMNI Business Networking
Omni Local Business Networking Hampshire is a vibrant, energetic, growing community of like-minded local business owners. There is a wide range of different business owners, professions or tradesmenwomen, who have a wealth of experience and expertise, who pass business, connections and advice to each other. Our breakfast meetings are held fortnightly throughout the week, and our evening meetings are held once a month. Hampshire members have regular meetings in Alton, Basingstoke, and Farnborough.
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Network Hampshire Business Club
Powered by Hampshire Crickets Business Club Partner, Network My Club, Network Hampshire offers quality monthly networking events in Southampton, a host of exclusive benefits to members, and the opportunity to showcase their business at the world class Ageas Bowl.
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Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
Hampshire Chamber is a business support organisation. We assist businesses raise their profile, get connected to new customers and contacts, keep them up to date with relevant business information and are a voice for the business community at local and national Government level. We organise over 100 events ranging from speed networking, breakfast briefings on economic issues, behind the scenes visits, and workshops that enhance your skills. Call us for chat or have a look at our website.
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Network My Club
Connecting senior leaders from SMEs across a vast range of sectors.At events in elite and iconic sporting venues across the South, in and around London, and the Home Counties.With a membership unlocking discounted access to all events, a community of 240+ companies, and a hands on membership team with no other agenda but to see your networking work.
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The Lark Network
We know it can be tough starting a new business. Here at The Lark Network, we understand that traditional support services dont really seem to get the barriers women can face when starting up, so were doing things a little differently.The Lark Network is all about building an inclusive community where women who work for themselves can connect, develop, feel supported, and thrive.
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Ribbons
The Ribbons Network is for you if you run your own growing business and understand the need to create a support network around you to learn and grow with.We run welcoming and respectful events in Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex & Dorset which are always a no-clique zone. Our events are run for you, to help you grow your network, your business, and yourself. You will gain support, friendships and knowledge in a family feel environment. All enabling you to grow your business.
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BNI Hampshire
BNI is a professional organisation that allows only one person from each trade or profession to join a chapter. With over 7,800 chapters, and 211,000 members, it is the most successful business referral organisation in the world and has been for over 32 years. Once you have joined, there is no conflict in passing leads, and none of your competitors can participate! Here is what some of our members say: “I was amazed to make my annual membership fee back within a month of joining BNI” HR, Southampton “17 years of BNI membership and I am still getting 55% of my business from it” Accountant, Fleet “A member from BNI in New Zealand contacted me to do some work for them on a house in Havant they had been left and wanted to sell. It turned in to 10 more referrals for my fellow members” Gardening Company, Romsey When starting my own business, I missed the support I used to get from my employer and colleagues. My BNI Chapter are now like my family - they motivate, inspire, encourage and challenge me. Therapist, Fareham
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The Lonely Middle Club - From Startup Hive
Starting a business is exciting, and succeeding is rewarding, but what about the bit between? You know, that bit that’s full of self-doubt, endless repetition and feelings of being out of your comfort zone? We call it ‘The Lonely Middle’ and it’s one of the hardest parts of creating a successful business. We know, we’ve been there. So, we created The Lonely Middle Club to help you through it. Each month you get exclusive content to help give you the knowledge and inspiration to succeed. Plus, you get access to a private members-only Facebook group where you can get advice and network with small business owners who are going through similar challenges to you. If you want even more, you can download our 51 worksheets, guides, and journals all designed to do one thing, and one thing only… help you get through ‘The Lonely Middle’ and achieve your business goals. Visit our website today to join the club and benefit from our members price lock and full no questions asked money-back guarantee.
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BGN
We are a local based very friendly networking group who meet weekly on Wednesday mornings at the Langrish House Hotel near Petersfield with the intention of producing top quality referrals for our fellow members. We run our network for the benefit of our members come and visit us and see how we work and how membership could increase your sales.
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Curry Business
Curry Business is monthly event for local businesses to meet and enjoy a curry and a chat. Meet new businesses and support local charities whilst enjoying good food. There are no subscriptions, no memberships, no fees, no commitments – it’s a social evening with no agenda other than to enjoy the company of other businesses. If you gain some business from it, consider it a bonus. Curry Business is hosted monthly in locations across Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset and London. The venue, supported charity, and the host changes each time. We ask the restaurant for a 20% discount (it’s a pretty large, mid-week booking) which is donated to the chosen charity by the host, along with any additional donations attendees may wish to make.
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Hampshire & IOW Sustainable Business Network
The Sustainable Business Networks (SBNs) are the forward facing business support system run by a number of partners in Hampshire. The partnership is currently running 3 local networks across Hampshire in the North, Central and South of the County. Local quarterly network meetings bring together engaged and like-minded businesses in an informal setting to consider a different sustainability issue each time.
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Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce providing a wide range of netwoking events across the whole of Hampshire. Members receive preferential pricing but non members are very welcome to attend. Many events also include updates and presentations on business related topics
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Hampshire Womens Business Group
This group has been created to encourage, support and motivate Hampshire businesses. I would like this group to know each other, so that we have the ability to refer business and KNOW that it is in good hands. The only way to do this is for you to let us know who you are and then engage in the group and be a part of each others success. Value you and your business - and value the other businesses in here. This is for positive women that want to make a difference in their life and the lives of the wider community. You are welcome here... be kind to each other and LETS GROW our businesses!
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Institute of Directors (Hampshire)
The Hampshire branch is recognised as the premier business organisation for the business people in Hampshire. We aim to facilitate networking relations, provide an unsurpassed platform for conducting business and represent the concerns of our members locally, nationally and beyond.
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