There is an art to successful business networking and this is an area we have focused on, test, measured and improved upon on an ongoing basis to help business get the most from business networking.
We all buy from people, subsequently, there is no greater means of investment for your business than to pay for this privilege. Whilst doing trade with those at the meetings is important, truly successful business networking comes through connecting one another with contacts outside of the meeting and this comes through; trust, knowledge, understanding, discussions and asking questions. With the end in mind, this is why we have designed Nexus Networking to be a structured business networking experience which is proven to be successful for any size business in any industry and we welcome you to put this to the test.
Within the general meetings, members are assigned who they will have a 10-minute 1-1 with that week and this is invaluable as it enables you to get to know other business owners better than ever before. The same applies to other members who are getting to know you too and this helps others refer to you.
There is better opportunity to win customers than through referred business. Such business opportunities are what Nexus Networking is all about, to help one another get in the door with your dream clients. Tell your fellow networkers the industries, companies or contacts you would like to meet as in most instances someone knows who you should contact and help you with an in. Friends, family and clients are also frequent referral opportunities for one another.
Win more new business by giving your prospective customers reason and confidence to do business with you. There is no greater confidence booster for new customers than those who can see testimonials from other customers who have worked with you. Reassurance is always a great conversion tool.
Business coaching is renowned for being highly valuable and reasonably expensive. For established businesses, such costs are less of an issue, however, for smaller companies or traders, such costs can prove a challenge. Nexus is all about working as a team and helping one another to grow and achieve in business, subsequently Nexus invests into quarterly training sessions on key areas of business, free of charge for all members.
Public speaking is a terrifying prospect for most people, even business owners. Most new members do find public speaking rather daunting, however, there is no greater opportunity to practice, prepare and improve than to speak in front of those who support you. It also gives you up to 10 minutes to give all members are greater insight of your experience, the services or products you offer and the types of businesses you really want as customers.
Businesses want to do business with other companies who care, those who look beyond the bottom line and consider other important factors in business and life and those certainly include local charities. No member is obliged to support the local cause, however, Nexus commits to helping any charity it works with to raise attendance at events, offer donations off the back of social events and raise awareness through general meetings too. Charity support is important to Nexus and it should be to you and your business responsibilities.
Extend your online presence with an additional listing within search engines such as Google. Every member of Nexus Networking is entitled to their very own members profile page and within this section of the website, you can list your key contact details, services or products you offer, a link to your website and personal bio to help visitors consider your services.
There is no better way to get to know one another than outside of a general meeting. We do advise members to have extended 1-1s with one another outside of the general meetings, however, attending social events can break the ice quickly and naturally. We all enjoy social occasions, hence the importance to socialise with one another in a social format. At present there are four social events throughout the year.
Every venue is carefully selected to ensure that all members benefit from the perfect business networking environment and this is why any venue selected needs to be well designed for a structured meeting with break out areas for 10-minute one to ones with fellow members.
All meetings offer various food and drink options to suit your preferences. Meetings typically offer a wide selection of both cooked breakfast options as well as continental selections. All meetings offer more than enough food and drinks to ensure all members are refreshed ahead of and during every meeting. Personal dietary requirements can be met provided the venue are informed.