The SBAC, Moraine Valley College and area business associations including small business owners will provide an educational discussion including networking and a luncheon. This Moraine Valley lunch will be held on Tuesday, January 21st, from 10:30am to 1pm in Building M Room 3 at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 College Parkway in Palos Hills. The event will cost $16 if you (registration now closed or it will be $20 at the door.
This month’s speakers will be Dwayne Hirsch and Jean MacDonald on “How to Network Properly in the Real World.”
As an entrepreneur, networking is a key activity that is not only fun, but critical to your personal growth and business development. Small business is all about networking, building relationships and taking action.
Building a successful business takes a lot of time and drive, so itâ€™s good to have a network of friends and associates to draw energy from and keep you going. By surrounding yourself with people who share a similar drive and ambition, you are more likely to move forward as a group. But thatâ€™s not the only benefit of networking. In fact thatâ€™s only the beginning.
1. Shared Knowledge
Networking is great for sharing ideas and knowledge.
Itâ€™s natural that networking will result in opportunities.
Remember you are not just gaining exposure to the people in the room, you are building connections with their network too.
4. Increased confidence
By regularly networking, and pushing yourself to talk to people you donâ€™t know, it will help increase your confidence.
5. Raising your profile
Being visible and getting noticed is a big benefit of networking.
Join a fantastic crowd of business owners to celebrate the amazing entrepreneurs that make this event an awesome place to grow your business.