An enthusiastic (if slightly nervous!) group of 15 business owners gathered at the Subiaco Arts Centre for our inaugural "Networking as Small Business Strategy" workshop.
This was not your usual networking workshop, where the focus is on collecting a large quantity of business cards from a room full of strangers. We believe that networking is a verb first and a noun second. We busted some myths about canapes and champagne, and shared with the group some ideas to help everyone find the smart way to leverage their network, making it an activity you excel at and enjoy. During a short learning session, we discovered how networking needs to be a key business activity during the course of a working day.
At the end of the session, we shared some refreshments and put our learnings into immediate practice. There was a great energy in the group as nerves were set aside and some genuine connections made. We've learnt subsequently that there has been business conducted between a few of the participants which is very encouraging to see enterprises developing.
DIARY DATE: Networking as a small business strategy - 12 June More info