Business Networking is an invaluable tool to help expand knowledge, learn from the success of others, attain new clients, and tell others about your business. In the building trades it is a great way to gain new clients and to build a sustainable business. Here are the top 9 reasons to become a member of Building Trades Network (BTN).
- Generation of Referrals/Increased business
This is probably the most obvious benefit and the reason most business owners decide to participate in our networking activities and join our networking group.
The great news is that the referrals that you get through BTN are high quality and are often pre-qualified for you. In other words you are receiving much higher quality leads from BTN networking than other forms of marketing. The increase in business from networking can easily put an end to the income rollercoaster which we have all experienced at one time or another.
With a motivated group of business owners in the building trades comes an abundance of opportunities! In fact this is where the benefits of business networking are huge!
Opportunities such as; joint ventures, client leads, partnerships, speaking and writing opportunities, business or asset sales the list goes on, and the opportunities within networking are really endless.
Word of mouth is key in any business. Its not WHAT you know, but WHO you know. This is so true, isnt it? If you want a really successful business, then you need to have a great source of relevant connections in your network that you can call on when you need them.
Networking provides you with great sources and connections, and or course opens the door to talk to highly influential people that you wouldnt otherwise be able to easily talk to or find.
Its not just about who you are networking with directly either ? that person will already have a network you can tap into as well. So ask the right questions to find out if the person you are networking with knows who you want to know!
Having like-minded business owners to talk to also gives you the opportunity to get advice from them on all sorts of things related to your business or even your personal life and obtaining that important work-life balance.
Networking is a great way to tap into advice and expertise that you wouldnt otherwise be able to get hold of. Because the advice is coming to you within the network you are more assured of getting solid advice from the right person ? someone that actually knows about what you need to know and is not just giving you their opinion on something that they have no or very little experience in.
- Raising your profile
Being visible and getting noticed is a big benefit of BTN. Make sure you regularly attend our weekly sales meetings and social events that will help to get your face known. You can then help to build your reputation as a knowledgeable, reliable, and supportive person by offering useful information or tips to people who need it. You are also more likely to get more leads and referrals as you will be the one that pops into their head when they need what you offer.
- Positive Influence
The people that you hang around with and talk to do influence who you are and what you do, so it is important to be surrounding yourself with positive, uplifting people that help you to grow and thrive as a business owner. Networking is great for this, as business owners that are using networking are usually people that are really going for it, positive and uplifting.
- Increased Confidence
By regularly networking, and pushing yourself to talk to people you dont know, you will get increased confidence the more you do this. This is really important as a business owner, because your business growth is very dependent on talking to people and making connections.
Networking is very advantageous for people that arent confident as it really pushes them to grow and learn how to make conversations and lasting connections with people they dont know.
- Satisfaction from Helping Others
Networking is a fantastic way to help others. BTN is full of business owners ?and clientele that have problems or issues that need solving, and there is great satisfaction from helping someone to solve a problem they have and get a fantastic result from it.
Lastly, this one is more personal related rather than business related, but is a big benefit none-the-less. Many friendships form as a result of networking because (mostly) you are all like-minded business owners that want to grow your businesses, and you meet and help each other regularly, so naturally strong friendships tend to form. Some of my strongest friendships have been started from networking.
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