As Business Development Manager of Mainstream Print, I spend a lot of my time Networking, face to face, social group chats, attending expos and visiting lectures and public speaking events.
There are many benefits to the world of networking and a few I stand by are-
Openness. By allowing yourself to be open you gain more information for yourself and share information with others.
Support. A good reputation leads to support. The people that you meet will work as verbal advertising by spreading good information about who you are and what your business does.
Knowledge. The more information you have the more power you have. Networking helps you expand your knowledge about where you want to grow as well as allowing you to help others that you meet.
New leads. Of course, this is the perfect opportunity to find new leads which is a major benefit of networking. Networking allows you to gain new ideas and new approaches that you didn’t think of before.
Reputation. If you start networking a lot and become good at it / well known in the local area and beyond, you might get a reputation for being a person people want to talk to and get to know, helping you to grow.
Brand. By just getting yourself out there and connecting to people you are moving your career forward and building your brand in the process. By going to a networking party or group, you will be representing both the company and working as the face of the brand, making you more difficult to forget!
Contacts. You are sure to make great new business contacts and connections, and potentially lifelong friends too.
Skills. Networking is a skill in itself. The more you network, the better you do and the more chances there are that you will grow.
Self Esteem. As humans we need to socialize and network, which leads to making friends and getting people to like us. All this leads to higher self esteem. create a better position for yourself so that you and your business will grow.
If we have not yet met at a networking event, but you would like to discuss potential print projects, I would love to offer free and comparitive quotations to see if we can reduce your outgoings and increase the quality your business requires from their printed marchandise! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 3550518 for your FREE QUOTE TODAY!