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Look for networking not work this October

In the short-term quest to get more work, networking can often be neglected. But looking for opportunities to build your network rather than win contracts can pay off in the long-run.

It’​s much easier to offer up your services to someone you’ve already met. Since you know something about them, you can tailor your message so it’s just right for them. To give you a helping hand, here’s a list of the business networking events taking place in Cardiff this October.

Cardiff business networking events worth checking out

As the evenings start getting darker, it can be difficult to feel motivated to network. But sometimes it’s worth the late evenings and early mornings. To give you a kickstart, here’s a list of the most affordable business networking events taking place this September in Cardiff.

Authentic marketing: are you jumping on the bandwagon?

Whether you love or hate the term, the concept of authentic marketing is one you’re probably behind. But for the purpose of clarity, here are a few questions just to check:

  • Does your organisation believe in being open and transparent?
  • Would you describe your organisation’s practices as ethical and honest?
  • Do you believe you have something genuine to offer your clients or end users?

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Affordable business networking events in Cardiff – June and July

Cardiff might be hotting up for summer, but it’s not quite time to cool it on the networking front. Make the most of these last few opportunities to grow your business network this June and July.

Business networking events in Cardiff this May

From a Spring business conference to a directors’ awards dinner, networking breakfast events to after hours mingling, May has something for everyone looking to grow their professional network in Cardiff. Here’s a round-up of the main events.

‘Network to get work’ this April

Branded the one viewers love to hate, Dan Egan from Veep (my new favourite satire series) has a point when it comes to networking. Making new connections via business networking events is an essential marketing tactic for many businesses – but new contracts or sales aren’t the only benefit.

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Are we resigned to gender inequality at work?

I was privileged to be involved in organising the Bevan Foundation’s event ‘The Feminine Organisation’ this week, an event focused on addressing the prevalence of gender inequality in the workplace. It was refreshing, if at times disheartening, to be in a room with so many women who have experienced the same gender-related challenges at work.

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Visit the great indoors: February networking events in Cardiff

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Cardiff has some amazing venues for event hosts to choose from: the Millennium Centre’s Sony Room with its balcony view of lunchtime concerts, Techniquest with it’s after-hour events for up to 100 sit-down or 500 buffet guests, and the Castle tower rooms which you can hire for a memorable, but I imagine chilly, medieval banquet – though accessibility is limited. Can you tell I’ve been organising quite a few events recently?

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Is your business going places? January networking events in Cardiff

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It’s no secret that personal connection helps secure good business relationships. It’s largely the reason so many business owners give me when they say they need to go to more networking events. I usually agree, but am quick to empathise that allocating time to networking is a challenge.

Luckily, as with many things marketing-related, less is often more when it comes to networking – if you have a strategy for it. Continue reading Is your business going places? January networking events in Cardiff