Kettering 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 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.

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

Kettering 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 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.

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

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

As an entrepreneur you will need to be prepared to take every opportunity to gain interest in your start-up from potential customers, investors, or associates. Important contacts can be made in many situations: during formal meetings, at networking events, at trade shows, on the phone or during chance encounters.
Jason's Networking Tips for the Introverted Personality

Jason's Networking Tips for the Introverted Personality

Networking plays an important part in spreading your brand awareness and growing your Small Business. If you prefer a good book to a party then as an introvert you may struggle with a room full of networkers.
Who Goes to Networking Events to Buy?

Who Goes to Networking Events to Buy?

Have you noticed how most people who go to small business networking groups are only there to sell? But my question is - if everyone's selling, who's buying?
Do I Need to Join a Business Networking Club?

Do I Need to Join a Business Networking Club?

A summmary of areas to consider, when deciding which group to attend, or join.
What is business networking?

What is business networking?

Networking is about making long-term contacts and friendships. You may be lucky and meet someone who is looking for exactly what you supply and you get immediate business as a result, but most of the time networking is about developing relationships and trust.
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Kettering Business Networking

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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.

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

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.

NN coNNect

With over 70 members (and growing) NN coNNect is your local networking group focusing on helping you grow your business and make more money. A structured but welcoming and relaxed environment, ensures that you get the most out of your networking experience.

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.

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce
Whether you're 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 we'll do for you. Address: Waterside House, Waterside Way, Northampton, NN4 7XD 01604 490 490

The Business Club Northants Ltd
Weekly meetings in Towcester, 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 0844-7704210

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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