When it comes to networking, there is never a bad time to find motivation. Sometimes you need to take a little step outside of your comfort zone to get started. Consider these outside the box networking opportunities:
Host a Customer Appreciation Event
A great, low pressure way to try your hand at event planning and to change up your networking strategy is a customer appreciation event. Avoid the pressure of building and fostering connections and simply focus on celebrating and appreciating your customers. After all, your business would not be anywhere without them!
Pick out a new client, a loyal customer you haven’t seen in awhile, or a referral partner you’ve recently been in contact with and send them a note of thanks. Make it simple, and most importantly, thoughtful.
Plan a Networking Event
Maybe it’s time you take charge and host your own networking event! As the host of your own event, you are in charge of the guest list, flow and feel of the event, and, of course, the logistics (time, place, etc). BONUS: hosting and sponsoring an event sets you up as a business leader in the community and gives you and your business a huge boost in exposure!
Try Your Hand at Network Marketing
Network marketing is booming. From health and wellness products to fitness groups and meal programs, online-based businesses are popping up everywhere. In a network marketing model, business growth and success relies on a network of distributors, aka individual business owners/sellers. In order to boost sales, network marketing requires lead generation, recruiting, and building and management.
In today’s world, there is more opportunity for networking available at your fingertips than ever before! Facebook and LinkedIn both allow immediate access to an endless group of connections through your phone or computer. Even with these advances, you have to know how to take advantage of this technology. To take your networking strategy to the next level, you need to tap into the digital, online world of connectivity.
Need some help to get to the next level in your networking game? Give us a call at Piccolo Marketing at 615-348-7768, we’d love to help you find success!