Another good thing about attending networking events and making new connections is that you are actually reaching more people than the total number of people in the room….and you never know where that might lead. For example, say you are a plumber and you are talking to me. And actually I have met you several times at business events. When someone is talking to me about a problem they are having with drainage, shall we say in their factory….I will say you might want to speak with Josephine Bloggs as she runs a team of commercial plumbers in Wolverhampton. I’m just making a suggestion…it is totally up to you how you vet your subcontractors. Now Josephine Bloggs Plumbing Ltd has a warm lead to follow up on…. a much better business prospect than a cold call I might add.
And remember it’s not just a one-way street – people will recommend you too.