People do business with individuals they like and those they trust. This is why developing great relationships in business is so important.
Networking is one of the most proficient and productive ways to build new business relationships. Business networking allows you to:
They say it’s not ‘what you know’ but ‘who you know’ that makes a difference in business. Really successful business people will always have a great many connections in their network that they are able to call on whey they need them. Networking with a wide variety of individuals from different business sectors will open up the doors to people who may not have been easy to find or talk to before.
Never dismiss small talk when networking as it provides you with an insight into individuals’ values, needs and interests. The more you get to know someone the stronger the connection will be. Rapport and likeability need to be cultivated before you can gain someone’s business.
Whether you’re discussing your point of view or asking for feedback, networking is great for sharing knowledge and ideas. There will be business people at networking events who will be able to share their business tips and advice on how to avoid any pitfalls they may have experienced.
Raise your profile
By attending networking events regularly you can build your reputation as a supportive and knowledgeable professional by giving useful info and helpful tips to those who need it. You will also find more referrals coming through as people get to know you.
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