Danny de HekAs a small to medium sized business owner, you’re probably already plenty aware of the benefits of networking.

THEY SAY… business networking is an effective low-cost marketing method for developing sales opportunities and contacts, based on referrals and introductions – either face-to-face at meetings and gatherings, or by other contact methods such as phone, text, email, and increasingly social and business networking websites.

I SAY… business networking is about building relationships “friendships” with people who get to know you and your business and once this happens they give you support and backing as your business grows. Your potential clients are not the people in your business group but rather the business will come from there freinds, family and associates once they get to know you and this can take time!

QUICK TIP… From my experience making your weekly meeting part of your business routine is so important, I was speaking to one of my members she told me that she when to BNI for 7 years and only missed 3 meetings and one of those times was because she had to give birth this lady gets 5 stars in my book!! However from