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Business Networking Camberley Surrey

Business Networking Camberley Surrey

Business Networking Camberley Surrey a guide for small business owners.

Small business is a lonely place for the sole-trader, the owner operator, the jack of all trades.

Across the country, however, there are business networking groups of like-minded business owners, each meeting with the aim of building their business network and to help drive more business.

It’s been said you need to be a ninja in business, learning skills in finance, administration, marketing, social media – the list goes on and on. But where do you meet trusted local professionals to help you with the parts of the business that you have no skills in?

Networking can get a nasty reputation at times, with targets, referral slips, etc. but the whole point is to build relationships with local business people, like you and me. We each have a circle of friends who at times need other tradespeople or professionals, and because they know and trust us, they will likely trust the people we recommend.

One networking group I regularly attend in Camberley, Surrey is 4Networking, held at the Windlesham Golf Course in Bagshot, Surrey.  The beautifully landscaped groups and modern light and airy clubhouse give the perfect relaxed atmosphere for the regular meetings.

A few of the people you could have met at today’s networking included:

  • Graham Harding a chocolatier providing branded chocolate for business and events
  • Tony Donnaghue an IT expert providing support to small businesses
  • Rogan Howsell-Roberts an Enterprise Architect helping small business develop systems to grow
  •  Armand Chaudhary an international hospitality expert helping hotels grow their business
  • And many many more.

If you are new to networking in Surrey or Berkshire and would love to give it a go, then why not click on this link and find a group near you. https://www.4networking.biz/?ref=41340

Still not feeling brave? Why not drop me an email and ask if I will go with you.

A totally different Sunday show

A totally different Sunday

Having two professional photographers in the family means there times when we are both like fish out of water. This weekend was my turn.

In a small business you have to be constantly marketing, my experience from my past business was if you took your foot off the gas when you were busy, a natural lull would come shortly after.

In small businesses this is known as feast or famine syndrome.

And it’s not good. Not good for your health, your bank balance or your relationships.

I’ve run small businesses 20 years this year, there’s been a lot of storms to weather, but most are survived with keeping the wheels of business turning by marketing.

Leanne is a family and newborn photographer, a rather good one (www.leannedpphotography.co.uk), so as Easter approaches we’ve been out making sure her marketing is seen as many places as possible.

It’s all about being seen. Everywhere. Regularly

With thousands of marketing messages thrown at us hourly and a world of social media, it’s great to have a stand at baby shows. You get to ask questions, tell stories, laugh and really connect with people.

You can also show the beautiful pieces of wall art, and show how important it is to get work printed and hang it on the wall.

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Where will today take you?

Where will today take you? Business Networking

It’s all about connections, whether connecting computers or connecting people, it’s all about bringing two parties together for mutual benefit.

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As a specialist dog photographer it’s really easy to think that there’s no one of value in the room at a business networking event, but how wrong can you be!

Small businesses revolve around suppliers and partnerships, and being a dog photographer is no different.

Knowing an accountant, a graphic designer, a web designer are just a few of the essential tools you need in your arsenal as a business owner, and business networking events are a great way to meet them and build trust and relationships, educating them about your business, before you actually need them. Then there’s the added benefit that they are going to tell others about what you do.

That’s the icing on the cake.

Each year there are literally thousands of opportunities to get out networking, from industry events, chamber of commerce, then specialist networking groups – First Friday, BNI, 4networking, Museli Mafia, there are literally hundreds across the country.

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One of the business networking groups I am a member of is 4Networking, there are 5000 meetings held across the country each year – morning, lunch and evening groups.

If you’d like the opportunity to come along and see for yourself what networking is all about, click here: https://www.4networking.biz/?ref=41340

One recent meeting at 4N Reading introduced me during a 10minute one to one to Simon Scholes of Perception Studios. With a background in radio and television roles, both behind and in front of the camera, Simon gave an insightful talk into how to present yourself both online, on the radio and on video.