If you are self employed or run a small firm in Kettering , 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 Kettering based business networking clubs below, but if you want to learn more about networking, please visit our national Business Networking section.
Kettering Business Network
We are a not for profit business network for start up and SME businesses in Kettering, Desborough and surrounding villages.
Our network is free to join.
Kettering Business Network
Tel: 01536 869688 or 07533 774420
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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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.
If you run your own business in Kettering 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.
1230 The Womens Company
1230 The Womens 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
American Chamber of Commerce New Zealand
The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand exists to promote two-way trade and investment relationships between New Zealand and the United States. (09) 309 9140
Australian Businesswomens Network (ABN)
The Australian Businesswomens Network (ABN) is an online membership community designed to teach women the skills to start, manage and grow their business.
BNI is a business and professional referral organisation that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter. Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry several copies of your business cards with them. When they meet someone new who could use your products or services they hand your card out and recommend your services. (09) 817 1185
Do you have the capacity for more business? Are you prepared to take on more? If you do then BNI may be for you. Take advantage of the worlds best form of advertising... word-of-mouth! BNI members in Australia reported to BNI that they generated more than $230 million of business referrals through their participation last year. In that same period BNI members worldwide passed more than 7.1 million referrals representing $3.3 billion of new business.
BNI New Zealand
BNI is a business and professional networking organisation that allows only one person from each profession to join any group or chapter. There are currently 129 chapters in New Zealand and some 2,650 members with a number currently under formation. Worldwide there are 145,870 members in 6,232 chapters in 49 countries.
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
Family Business Australia
Family Business Australia is the peak body committed to contributing to Australias future through a dynamic and sustainable family business community. The strength and success of the family business sector is vital to the future of Australias economy, community and culture. Family businesses account for around 70% of all Australian businesses, employing 50% of the workforce. A family-owned business does not mean a small business.
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.
Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association
ISME, is the only Independent Business Organisation in Ireland, which means that we are owned and run by ownermanagers, like you, and not part of the Big Business group. (01) 662 2755
Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce
Whether youre a small business or a large corporate organisation, more than 1300 Northamptonshire businesses are already benefiting from the benefits of membership. Through a wealth of support and a great many services such as raising your profile and helping you make cost savings, Chamber Membership is part and parcel of running a successful business. 01604 490 490
Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce
The wide range of Chamber Membership benefits have been specifically designed to enable small and medium sized businesses to make the most of their potential. As part of your membership and our partnership approach there is a commitment policy that outlines what well do for you. Address: Waterside House, Waterside Way, Northampton, NN4 7XD 01604 490 490
The Business Club Northants Ltd
Weekly meetings in Kettering, Corby and Northampton from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. average attendance between 50-70 companies of all types. Guests allowed to try one meeting for free and average cost of membership is app 01604 529173
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.
womens network australia
For over 23 years we have been the trusted source women turn to. We help to build your confidence and capabilities for starting or growing your own business, expand your networks, position you with the right people and provide you with the support and guidance you need to reach your business goals. Because having a supportive network is vital to every womans success. PO Box 1723, Sunnybank Hills, QLD Australia 4109 1800 052 476