Build your business through networking

November 14, 2011 by  

One of the most important things you can do to build your business is by networking with fellow business owners. These networking events can either be social or include seminars or workshops. No matter what type, contacts and business are sure to come out of them.

There are several upcoming networking events in the Chicago and Wheeling area. Before you attend, make sure you take the most important business tool you have in your possession; you business card. Printing firms can work with you to design and print the perfect business card to help grow your business.

The 708 Small Business Social will be held on November 19 in Country Club Hills from 2-5 pm. The event will be hosted by the National Motor Club. Those attending will have the chance to display and discuss their newest services and products; refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Shakers and Stirrers business networking mixer will take place at Fleming’s Steakhouse in Chicago from 6-8 pm. It will be hosted by Patrick Snyder of C6 Consulting. Tickets are $10 for members of Networking for Professional, $15 for non-members and $20 at the door. Those who register in advance will receive a list of all those who attended so they can follow up with leads. Complimentary appetisers will be served and happy-hour drink specials will be offered.

These are just a couple of the many networking opportunities to business owners in the Chicago area. It is recommended that in order to grow your business that you try to attend at least one networking event a month.