In today’s “online” business world, it is very important to nurture “offline” contacts with associates and constantly strive to find new ones. This is helped by meetaps that bring together people of similar interests and give them the opportunity to get to know each other, socialize and discuss various topics related to what they do.
Given that there are a large number of such events that take place almost every day, it is very important to determine the sphere of your interest and find individuals or companies whose business ideology you like so that you can connect with them. Only when you start the search given by your criteria, you will be surprised how many such gatherings take place in your immediate vicinity.
Networking also includes going to conferences and other business events such as trade fairs or congresses and meeting other visitors. This is especially important for entrepreneurs and small businesses that are in a constant race with their competitors and are looking for new ways to keep up with market changes.
Approach networking the right way
It is very important that you do not associate networking with sales. While you will strive to present your business, product, or brand in the best light, this is actually a great opportunity to lay a solid foundation in the business world and build reliable partnerships.
Because of all this, it is very important that before going to a networking gathering, you set goals for yourself in order to determine your interest group and make contact with them. With an honest approach to the people you meet, you will build a relationship based on trust, and only in that way will you be able to help each other.
This is actually the goal of such events, to enable entrepreneurs and small businesses to build a network of acquaintances where they will share their experiences, give advice, try out new business ventures and expand their business network by being the best possible advertisement for each other.
Be an example to others
This is one of the best ways to stay in the focus of the people who are the center of your interest. Make an effort to become a relevant source of new information, and this will lead to people coming to you for advice, or to simply exchange ideas and suggestions related to business improvement.
Although difficult to see at first glance, the benefits of this approach can be manifold. You will expand your network of acquaintances and in that way your business will gradually branch out. People will recommend you to others as experts in a particular field, which means that your products and services will also receive more attention.
Meetups as a chance to find reliable employees
If you are looking for new staff, events like this can save you time because during an event like this you can present which positions in your company are currently open. It is very likely that at the end of the evening, there will be a couple of candidates interested in hearing more about what your company has to offer.
You will admit that it is much easier to assess whether someone is a good candidate for the job you offer when you have the opportunity to talk to him live instead of spending hours reading biographies and cover letters.
If this has helped you identify the opportunities that such gatherings provide, you will probably want to start networking and go to a meetup as soon as possible. Whether you are looking for a space that hosts such events as an organizer or a guest, head to Nis. The newly built office space Think Innovative in Bulevar Sveti Cara Konstantina 80-86 is the meeting point of such events.