Dial Direct UK LTD
Networking for business is a really valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, attain new clients and tell others about your business.
I would highly recommend business networking as a way to gain new clients and also to build a sustainable business.
The most obvious benefit of networking is the increased business referrals and this is the reason most business owners decide to participate in networking activities and join networking groups.
The good thing is the referrals that you get through networking are high quality and most of the time are even pre-qualified for you.
You can then follow up on these referrals/leads and turn them into clients.
We find that when a big group of business people come together comes an abundance of opportunities!
There are always lots of opportunities that come from networking and in fact this is where the benefits of business networking are huge! “It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know”.
This is so true in business. If you want a really successful business, then you need to have a great source of relevant connections in your network that you can call on when you need them.
Networking provides you with a great source of connections, and really opens the door to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find.
Being visible and getting noticed is a big benefit of networking. Make sure you regularly attend business and social events that will help to get your face known.
The people that you hang around with and talk to do influence who you are and what you do, so it is important to be surrounding yourself with positive people that help you to grow and thrive as a business.
By regularly networking, and pushing yourself to talk to people you don’t know, you will get increased confidence the more you do this.
Networking is full of business owners that have problems or issues within their business that need solving, and there is great satisfaction from helping someone to solve a problem they have and get a fantastic result from it.
Here at Dial Direct UK we mainly use the greater Birmingham chamber of commerce to network and we have found them to be very successful, recently signing up Kiddie-winks nursery in Burton On Trent and installing a brand new Horizon system who we met while speed networking at Uttoxeter race course.
We have found that they have been very happy with the product and customer service provided.
As we continue to network and grow we hope to meet more companies that we can help along the way.
Article by - Amy Morris (Dial Direct UK LTD) 01283517999