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.
A round-up of affordable business networking events in Cardiff this March. Enjoy #connectingtogether.
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.
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
The best business networking events taking place in Cardiff this Autumn – enjoy #connectingtogether
Summer is traditionally thought of as a time when everyone takes a break from ‘business as usual’, but it’s also a time when business owners can benefit from making more connections.
The good news is that, generally, people have more time and energy to invest in making new connections in August and September – especially if they’ve just returned from holiday. So contrary to what you might expect, now can be a really productive time to build your network of business connections.
Here are some events taking place over the next couple of months that are open for bookings now – enjoy #connectingtogether
If you’re looking to build your business connections, there’s a diverse mix of networking events taking place over May and June which offer you a great opportunity to do so. From an evening of wine and cheese with the CIPD to pizza and beer with Zokit, IoD and Cardiff Business Awards dinners to business breakfasts, there’s literally something to suit everyone – even if you’re averse to networking!
“Succeeding in business is all about making connections”.
These are the words of Richard Branson, and most of us would probably agree with them and know that networking plays a really valuable role in making connections.
So now the Easter holidays are coming to an end, this list of business networking events might help. Enjoy #connectingtogether
I first googled ‘business networking events, Cardiff’ over a year ago, while I was setting up Glew. Nowhere could I find a comprehensive list of everything taking place. The more I looked and asked around, the more events I discovered.
It wasn’t easy to keep up or decide between them. And so I began this monthly round-up: to help you and other small business owners in Cardiff looking to build or grow business connections.
Continue reading Updated: Small business networking events in Cardiff this March
Whether your LinkedIn connections are in the 100s or 1,000s, it’s good practice to follow the advice to ‘never stop networking’.
Refreshing your connections regularly will stand you in good stead for unexpected, quieter periods of business. It’ll keep you up-to-date with current business issues, give you opportunities to contribute more widely to the local business community and could even spark some great new ideas. Continue reading Refresh your connections with these Cardiff Networking events