The Importance Of Networking

Networking involves meeting new people, who share similar professions, interests or values. When networking, ideas and information are exchanged between individuals. 

Using your network is one of the best ways to find new job opportunities or grow your client base. In fact, thirty-one per cent of job seekers find listings through professional connections, especially referrals. 

Networking can open doors to new opportunities that might be out of reach otherwise. Plus, having strong professional relationships can inspire others to hand-deliver your CV or resume to other businesses. 

This can make you stand out from the crowd and even help you land your dream job / client one day.

How Business Networks Help Small Business

Small business owners are able to use networking groups as a means to form relationships with others, in similar or related fields, that will help to expand their business’s ability to find new customers and partners - and therefore grow. 

Here are some important reasons why networking groups are important:

  • New Business Leads & Strengthened Connections
    Networking can be a great way to make new contacts and acquire new business leads. Being in a networking group will also help you to form connections and build professional relationships. Doing this will help to sow the seeds of opportunity. 
  • New Business Trends & Fresh Ideas
    Being in a networking group will help you to stay on the cutting edge of technology and new business trends. Your network will be a great source of new perspectives and ideas to help you grow. 
  • Raise Your Professional Profile
    Being in a networking group and regularly attending events will help you to become more known within your sector. You can also help to build your reputation as being a knowledgeable, reliable and supportive member of your profession by offering useful information or tips to people who need it within the network.

Joining The Better Business Network

The Better Business Network, sister-company to betternotstop, connects and supports businesses to increase their impact and income. It is a network full of like-minded businesses that want to create positive action. 

The Better Business Network’s members are able to connect with other purpose-driven businesses and they gain access to over 100 free tools and resources. To learn more about the network, please visit The Better Business Network website or email directly; support@thebetterbusiness.network.


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