Why is Networking Important
16 October 2015
“Your net worth is only as good as your network”
Networking is free, most of the time. It’s full of like-minded individuals, and if you go to the right events, it’s full of people that you can work with or learn from in some way.
What’s better is that face-to-face networking events create lasting impressions in the minds of people you meet. I mean, ultimately, it’s not about whom you know, but rather who knows you, right?
This can always lead to future opportunities for both parties, in terms of help, advice and business. It can also motivate you go further, take the plunge into starting your own business or just expand your industry knowledge.
You will see the value in forming and maintaining a strong contact base, which will serve you well for years to come.
Remember, networking events give you the chance to relax and socialize for a few hours in what is a time when working on your startup can include working long into the night. And better still, it counts as work.
You’re marketing your business and yourself, and best of all you are creating connections.
These events are all about mutual benefits. How can you offer a service or help another? There will be times when you may need help or advice, and you will want to have built a strong network.
So it is very important to know how to maximize to your benefit, when attending networking events.
Please join us for our webinar on October 22nd, to increase your ability to navigate a networking event.
Angela Civitella, Certified Business Coach