Business Seminars As Networking Tools

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How Can I Network at Seminars?

Business Seminars As Networking Tools

Out and out networking events aren't your only resources for potential customers. Most cities have seminars and talks on different elements of business, such as:

  • How to run a small business
  • Effective marketing techniques
  • Closing a sale
  • Getting repeat customers
These topics might be taught at a networking event, continuing education school, or chamber of commerce. Some are free, while others may require a small payment for attendance.

Classes like these will be filled with other entrepreneurs, which, depending on your business, may be great contacts! You may find business owners that need your products or services, know people that do, or who may be able to partner up with you on a joint venture.

On the Other Side of the Podium: Don't think of these opportunities just from the position of an audience member. Giving a seminar or talk is also a great way to get to know people locally, and it sets you apart as an expert in your field.

Your audience will be eager to talk to you after your presentation, to learn more about what you know. Leverage these opportunities to expand your contact list, and you will quickly see your sales grow as a result!



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