If you are self employed or run a small firm in Medway , 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 Medway based business networking clubs below, but if you want to learn more about networking, please visit our national Business Networking section.
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 Medway 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
Networking: Who Goes to Networking Events to Buy?
Networking: Do I need to join a business networking club?
Networking: What is business networking?
Networking: How to network successfully.
Networking: How to network
Networking: More networking tips.
Speakers: Choosing a great speaker for your networking event
Why you should try it.: Networking & Who's Behind the Business?
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 Tel: 020 8650 8015
Bizlinx UK & Ireland (South East)
Bizlinx provides local non-executive director forums for ambitious, proactive business people. Unlike other business networking, Bizlinx members come together to build their businesses under a concept of sustainable, collaborative growth. Tel: 01233 800103
BUSINESS FOR BREAKFAST
Business for Breakfast is a highly successful and professional business networking organisation with a difference, we understand that a weekly commitment is difficult when trying to juggle a busy business schedule so we only meet every other week. B4B only allows one person per profession to join a group. Thus, once you've joined none of your competitors can participate! We are currently looking to refer business to quality companies. Please contact Nick Starbuck to check that the sector has not already been taken. Tel: 0845 373 2576
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. Tel: 0845 6000 787
The Business Growth Show
The Business Growth Show is a highly effective B2B Exhibition and Networking event. Free to delegates, you will enjoy a full day of Exhibition, Open Networking, Speed Networking and Seminars. We run this event twice a year at each of our Kent locations (currently Royal Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone; at least one more location in Kent to be added soon). Contact email@example.com Tel: 020 8300 7584
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. Tel: 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. Tel: See website for more details.
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