Making the most of business networking from Inspired Business Solutions
Inspired Business Solutions offers advisory services including advice on business networking. The business consultants advise that business networking events do not need to be difficult especially if the participant lays out some ground rules and objectives for what they hope to achieve.
The franchise consultants advise franchisees to set some goals prior to the event. For example making four new contacts and possibly setting targets by conducting some research into the people that will be there.
Avoid the usual boring questions, Inspired Business Solutions advises. Ask questions that are interesting and elicit useful and usable information such as what has been their biggest business achievement this year. Follow up contacts by always offering a business card.
Monopolising someone’s time is not effective. Inspired Business Solutions business consultants advise that quick, meaningful conversations will help franchisees or franchisors achieve their goals faster.
Focus conversations on developing mutually beneficial relationships. This involves the franchisee thinking about what they can do for their contact and following up conversations with a thank you email to ensure a long lasting relationship.
The most important thing to remember is to smile, have fun and focus on achieving the goals set prior to the event.
For further information on advisory services, please contact Inspired Business Solutions.