“It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know”. This is so true in business. Networking events provide you with a great source of connections, and can really open doors to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find. Networking events present a valuable opportunity to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, attain new clients, and tell others about your business.
Make New Business Contacts
Networking helps you to find people with lots of business experience who are often very willing to share their knowledge with you. Successful business people are usually generous with advice particularly with people open to listening.
Meet Chamber Members
This is the essential reason for networking. The more people you know who know what you do the more recommendations you will get. Successful businesses are built on referrals. And although the focus is primarily on business, networking can also bring you wonderful new friends. Strong friendships combined with strong business alliances are very powerful forces in building your network.
Getting out there and introducing yourself and your business to strangers soon teaches you the best way to get your message across. At first it can be very hard but practice and familiarity soon makes it second nature.
Network With Other Professionals
Meeting other business people and talking about business is a fantastic way of learning new ways to do business. Every business is different and all business people have their own ideas. Finding out how people in other industries, other markets, or with different products get business helps you to generate new ideas and perhaps adapt other people’s innovations to your own business.
The South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce & Tourism 2017 Speed Networking Social Hour is the perfect opportunity to make new business contacts and relationships with Chamber members while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Register today to promote your business and network with other professionals. And don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards!!!
South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is dedicated to their mission of increasing business, quality of life, and employment in the greater Siouxland Area. Register here to attend the 2017 Speed Networking Social Hour on Wednesday, November 15th. For information on other events and attractions in the South Sioux City area, visit the website, or call (712) 255-7903.