Business networking is the fast track to success; it’s also one of the most commonly ignored aspects of business, and that’s a shame, because people will do business with other people they know long before they’ll do business with those they don’t.
This isn’t about making direct sales, though direct sales invariably occur as a result. Rather, business networking gives you professional connections, establishes trust, and lends business through new opportunities, increased knowledge, and the ever-so-valuable word-of-mouth recommendations. You can share ideas, ask for advice, volunteer, or become a member of a committee. You can participate and have the opportunity to learn about breaking news in the industry, learn “best practices” or new ideas, hear about key achievers in the field and also meet and brainstorm with others who are also looking to share and learn new information. You may even find a mentor to help you with your professional needs or you may be in a position to become a mentor to someone else. Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit.
Becoming a member of ABC Central Ohio enables you to engage with, and meet new people. We organize events so that you can meet your peers face-to-face, and we have staff whose job it is to help you make these connections and introduce you to needed products and services.