If you are small business owner in the South West, don't miss out on our relaxed and informal Small Business Networking Lunch this Thursday 21st February at 12pm.
The relaxed lunch starts with a delicious light lunch of locally sourced and produced ingredients, followed by a talk by Giles Adams managing editor of What's On Somerset, advertising guru and lover of all things Somerset.
As a small business owner, building a strong customer or client base is your top priority, and rightly so. You can’t stay afloat without money coming in, after all. But what about your business contacts? These might not be as high up on your list of priorities, but it would be foolish to neglect these relationships. The process of gathering together with like-minded local business owners, often referred to as networking, is key to helping your business to survive in the long term.
So why is networking so important? How can it help your business? Well, here are a few of the biggest benefits:
Learn from experienced business leaders Lots of people are more than happy to share their advice on how to run a successful business. This is especially interesting for new business owners, but even if you’ve run businesses before, getting advice from other people is always useful. You can also find out about local business services, such as.
Make connections Having connections is always helpful and is the best way to open up opportunities for new business. Networking can help you win contracts and presents you with many opportunities to meet potential business partners, investors and freelance workers.
Establish your name in an area It’s no secret that word of mouth is one of the most powerful forms of marketing. Getting a good reputation in your local area is a great way to provide a stable base for most small businesses, although of course this benefit varies depending on the nature of your work.
Hope you can join us!
Date: Thursday 21st February Time: 12 - 3pm Price: £20 per person
Booking is essential - Call Sue on 01278 662629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org