Networking Events are great for getting yourself and your company known to other local businesses.
Some are like cocktail parties – although sometimes over tea and biscuits – where you go around pressing the flesh and making small talk to build relationships.
Others are more formal with only one business allowed to represent any category or type of industry at that event – these tend to be paid networking opportunities.
Whatever their format, it is always worth attending a few during each working month. You should also make sure that you arrange some one to one meetings with other owners who might provide synergy with your business. You can then explore complementary areas where there might be the possibility of a joint venture.