Medway Business Networking Clubs

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

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.

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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

Medway 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.

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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.

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Medway Business Networking

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4Networking

4Networking gives you all the support, networking (and appointments!) that you and your business needs. For over 11 years, tens of thousands of Passport members have been part of 4N and you can join them. You can try a couple of meetings as a visitor before deciding to become a Passport member. The team at each group (drawn from local business owners) will ensure that you receive a friendly welcome.

Alternative Board (North Kent)

TAB's Board Meetings put the power of collective wisdom, accountability, drive and creativity, and clarity of advice in your hands to align your business vision with your personal vision and ensure you get what you want out of life. Meet and share business expertise, solve business challenges, help each other seize new opportunities and create actionable strategic plans - all under the guidance of a qualified facilitator. Are you ready for your own board of advisors, a sounding board of like-minded, driven and experienced professionals? Get ready to achieve your goals: join a TAB Board.

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.

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
Telephone Tel: 020 8650 8015
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide

Business 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.
Telephone Tel: 01233 800103
AreasAreas covered: Kent

Business 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.
Telephone Tel: 0845 373 2576
AreasAreas covered: KENT

Business 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.
Telephone Tel: 0845 6000 787
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide

Business 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 ian@thebusinessgrowthshow.co.uk
Telephone Tel: 020 8300 7584
AreasAreas covered: Kent

Business 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.
Telephone Tel: See website.
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide

Business 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.
Telephone Tel: See website for more details.
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide



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