Are you just starting out in the world of business? Or perhaps you want to expand your existing client base? A great way to do this is to get involved in the community and meet with like-minded people, by taking advantage of the many networking opportunities available here on the Gold Coast! 2015 is set to be a stomper year for fabulous networking events, and finding these events is as easy as 1-2-3!
For a start, a good friend Edward Plant, of Lead a Better Business, often host events/breakfasts; events designed to make you the best you can be for your business. You can find out more about him and his wife Rebecca Plant, and what they do here: www.thebusinessleague.com.au
On the Gold Coast there are literally more networking events than you can count! Most require a small membership fee, and some ensure that there is only one professional per industry to represent the relevant category. For example, you’re a Physiotherapist; once you’ve signed up, no other Physiotherapists can join the group to compete with you. So when you think about it, spending a small amount of money and time to attend these events is absolutely worthwhile.
BNI is a great example of such networking events, with many chapters across the Gold Coast. BNI chapters also offer 2 free visits where you can see for yourself what it’s all about and how the representatives interact with each other, before committing to a membership.
It’s always a fun morning to be had, and most events are held at a time which doesn’t interfere with your normal working day! You get to have breakfast, chat with professionals from other industries and gain referrals, all before heading to the office in time to start the day!
Don’t hesitate checking out your nearest networking opportunity, it’s simply one of the best ways to exchange referrals with other professionals and build your client base!