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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.