Selsey Business Partnership | Networking Meetings
Our monthly networking meeting is held on 1st Wednesday of every month 6.00pm at Selsey Town Hall. Please see below the plan for this year. Please like our Facebook Page for any up to the minute changes.
7th February – Karen Pirks – Becoming a Dementia Friendly Business
7th March – Steve Hill – Rural Towns Co-Ordinator
4th April – Debbie Ford – Social Media for Businesses
2nd May – Andy Gibbs – Creative Accountancy
6th June – Zoe Smart – How Yoga can help with business stress
4th July – Mark Riley - The Importance of Wills and Power of Attonery for Businesses
2nd August – Jo Harding – Updates on Employment Law
5th September – Lee Scott Smith – Self Defence
3rd October – Currently Free
1st November – Currently Free
5th December – Christmas Party
Benefits to Networking
1. Shared Knowledge
Networking is great for sharing ideas and knowledge. Whether it’s asking for feedback or discussing your point of view, it will help you expand your knowledge and allow you to see things from another perspective.
It is also likely that within a group there will be those who have already been where you are today. This provides you with an opportunity to learn and avoid some of the common pitfalls they experienced.
It’s natural that networking will result in opportunities. The thing you will not know is when or how they will materialise. Whether it’s a referral, offer partnership or request for your service or product, it is important to be ready to seize opportunities when they come along.
Remember you are not just gaining exposure to the people in the room, you are building connections with their network too. If someone they know has a need that matches your business, if you have made an impression, you will likely get a referral. And remember it’s not just a one-way street. If someone in your network matches a business you encounter at an event, don’t hesitate to share their details. It will only strengthen your relationship.
4. Raising your profile
Being visible and getting noticed is a big benefit of networking. By regularly attending business and social events, people will begin to recognise you. This can you help to build your reputation as a knowledgeable, reliable and supportive person by offering useful information or tips to people who need it. You are also more likely to get more leads and referrals as you will be the one that pops into their head when they need what you offer.