03/06/2015 | By Scott Siegal
As a business owner, time is your most precious commodity. That’s why at Certified Contractors Network, we teach contractors to work smarter, not harder.
One of the most effective ways of doing so? Networking.
Value of Networking
As a business owner, networking needs to be on the top of your priority to-do list. The benefits of networking are vast, including knowledge, support, and referrals. All while eating a great meal with others in your industry (normally)!
Here are a few more reasons why we believe in the value of networking:
- Getting your name out there.
People can’t refer companies they’ve never heard of. Even just getting your company’s name out in the industry is valuable.
- Gaining referrals.
You never know when you’ll happen upon someone who could use your company’s services. People are most interested in hiring someone they can trust. Develop a rapport with other business owners in your industry, and with others outside of your industry, too.
- Connecting with others.
Attending conferences or workshops is not only a great way to grow your business, it’s a great way to find your future employees or business partners. Always be on the lookout for innovative, intelligent individuals who leave an impression. You never know when an opportunity will arise for a partnership.
- Receive free business advice.
Gain more knowledge and insight about your industry. Receive feedback about products, services, and fees. Learn more about how to develop a team-like mentality within your staff and employees.
- Eat delicious food.
Most networking events involve a free meal or two. Now what’s not to love about that? If nothing else, do it for the food!
- Learn from those around you! Attend a networking event, establish trust with others in your industry, and watch the referrals roll in. You’ll see!
For more information on what successful networking looks like, read 5 Ways to use Your Network to Grow Your Business. And don’t forget, our 2015 Owners Summit is quickly approaching, don’t miss your chance to register, below!
Networking is one of the best ways to grow your business. Attend one of our workshops and see for yourself!
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