Business networking can provide a number of benefits to businesses, including:
Increased visibility and credibility: By building a network of business contacts, you can increase your visibility and credibility within your industry. This can lead to more opportunities for your business.
New business opportunities: Networking can help you learn about new business opportunities and potentially connect with potential clients or partners.
Access to knowledge and resources: Through networking, you can gain access to valuable knowledge and resources from other professionals in your industry. This can help you stay up-to-date on industry trends and learn about new technologies or techniques that can benefit your business.
Improved problem-solving and decision-making: By building a network of contacts, you can get input and advice from a variety of sources when you face challenges or need to make important decisions.
Greater influence: A strong network of business contacts can give you greater influence within your industry. This can be useful when you are looking to make changes or get your ideas noticed.
Overall, business networking can help you to grow your business, improve your skills and knowledge, and gain a competitive advantage.
Here are just some of our favourite networking events coming up. If you would like to join us at one or two, get in touch and we would be happy to introduce you to some amazing contacts:
FSB Winter Energiser, Tuesday 17th January, 1pm-2pm.
A free online event hosted by FSB Volunteer, our very own Yvonne Gorman.
To book, click the link above.
Derby Hub, Wednesday 18th January, 12.30pm-2pm.
A twice-monthly, face-to-face, networking meeting held at Nelsons, Derby.
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
£15, which includes a lunch and beverages.
To book this meeting or any future meetings, email email@example.com for your free first visit
The Business of Sport hosted by Derbyshire Institute of Sport
Thursday 19th January, 5.30pm-7pm, free of charge
Held at Derby Arena, Pride Park, Derby
An informal evening with an expert speaker and networking.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org
CreativeMornings Derby, Friday 20th January 10am-12noon
A free, monthly face-to-face meeting. This month its held at Reach Events, Pride Park, Derby
Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month.
To book, visit creativemornings.com/cities/dby
Pride Park Networking, Thursday 2nd February, 4.30pm-6pm, free of charge
An informal networking event held at various businesses on the Pride Park site.
This month, Node4 is the host for the meeting.
The events are organised by our very own, Yvonne Gorman.
To book, visit the EventBrite page.
For more networking tips, visit our previous blog on the topic of ‘Stranger Danger or Sales Saviour?‘.