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Business Networking

Keeping your finger on the pulse of your industry and markets, and being in touch with the people driving them, is hugely energising and rewarding. It also gets you out there learning new things and meeting awesome people who could help and inspire you.

Benefits of Networking:

Get Networking!

Networking is not only useful, but also one of the more fun aspects of being in business. Getting started is easy and you’ll be networking like a pro before you know it.

Different types of networks

Types of networking

Top tips for networking at events

Fronting up to events where you don’t know anyone can be daunting for even the brightest social butterfly. It can be even scarier if you’ve been out of the loop for a while, with the only networking you have been doing being at the breakfast table or the local playground! Here are some tips to make it all a bit easier:

Once you’ve arrived at the event (on time, of course):

While official networking events are great places to start to get the word out about your new business or product, understand that every social interaction has the potential to be a great networking time. Without being overly self promotional, when people ask you “what have you been up to” don’t be afraid to tell them about your idea. Be confident in the work you have already put in and explain it to others, without giving the whole game away. Some of your key contacts might be met at a dinner with friends, a school event or even the playground!

Launching your business means marketing, too. Find out more about Marketing a Small Business. If you’d like to work more on your usiness before appearing on the scene check out our articles on Naming a Business and Setting up a Business.