ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: the power of networking
I have covered a few times before that there are many different ways to develop a career and business. But networking is frequently overlooked. Networking is a powerful tool.
We all know the power of social connectedness: the breadth and quality of our work relationships have a positive impact on health, both physically and psychologically, affecting our outcomes and achievements and on businesses’ performance.
When networking with purpose and connecting to people/businesses that you can learn from, and you can add value to and them to you, joining industry groups, attending conferences and participating in forums, you can both find people to connect with, and that can connect you to others in the industry and dramatically develop your business.
The Islington Chamber of Commerce Winter Party is a perfect vehicle to connect with like-minded people develop connections and relationships.
One important thing to remember about networking, though: you don’t just network when you are desperate for business. You plant the seeds in good times and keep in touch. It is all about developing relationships in the long(er) term.
So go on, if you are a business owner, an entrepreneur in London, give it a go. What have you got to lose?