An internet presence for a Small Business is imperative these days from website, facebook, linkedin, email campaigns, etc these online elements all help build trust and exposure for your business.
Another very powerful but very under utilised component of small business marketing locally is getting involved with business networking groups.
Having been involved in one particular group Lets Do Lunch Ballarat (LDL) now Better Business Ballarat for the past four and half years I have found more work connections, more people to bounce ideas off and generally more people to be involved with both in business and social levels.
As a small business owner this has been a great help as you know you can get caught up in your own world that sometimes is detached from other people.
Networking is a fantastic way to form business relationships, remember like anything to have good quality connections involves time and effort, but the rewards are far more than you would expect.
Is Networking For Me
Like many things when running a business time verses effort is to be considered!
For me personally having an environment where I can meet new business connections, learn more about business and unwind for the week is something I see as very beneficial so I’m more than happy to alot the time for my regular networking event.
Their are quiet a few networking organisations in Ballarat finding the right one for you comes down to exploration and investigation, I have found truly the best way is to visit a networking group and see for yourself.
Networking Groups in Ballarat
If you have a networking group that should be on the list please let me know.
Any thoughts on networking and how it has or is helping you
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