We have answered a number of the most frequently asked questions about business networking and Focus On Networking. If your question is not here, please contact us.
- What is Business Networking?
Where, when, who, why
- How can Focus On Networking help my business?
- What does it cost?
- How do I find out more?
Business Networking is simply getting to know, like and trust other business people. It is about helping them wherever possible and, in return, getting the help you need to grow your business.
Focus On Networking allows business professionals, owners, and entrepreneurs alike to build and maintain these relationships essential to their business success; and to do so in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Why not book in for one of our breakfast meetings and see if it is for you.
Focus On Networking has groups in Liverpool, Wirral and Chester.
All Groups meet every two weeks at 7:00am. (Finish by 9:00am)
Everyone networks, whether you work for an employer or work for yourself. Our Groups consist of many different businesses. You might meet accountants, bankers, solicitors, web designers, will writers, financial advisers, bookkeepers, marketing experts or any one of another 150 different business categories that we have.
All businesses need a steady stream of new customers. Business Referrals and Word of Mouth marketing are the best way to ensure that your sales pipeline remains full.
If you are new to business and provided you deliver on your promises, it can be the fastest way to get your business off the ground.
If you have been trading for some time, your reputation for good quality work will be spread far and wide.
Focus On Networking helps your business in several ways.
As a member, you will be working with a group of like - minded professionals all of whom will be working with you in promoting you and your business. Think of your colleagues as your very own team of sales people!
At almost every breakfast business meeting, there will be guests. Any one of these could be your next new client, or provide an introduction, or maybe the business you are waiting for.
Receiving and giving business to each of the members of the group creates a rapport and a business friend. What would you do for the person who gave you the introduction that earned you thousands of pounds in new business?
All the members or guests alike at your particular Venue or Group will have the chance to carry your business cards, brochures and leaflets and, given the chance will pass it on to potential clients or introductions.
Members will learn about your business and actively look for opportunities to recommend you.
Business Referrals and Word of Mouth marketing are one of the most powerful tools in marketing.
On a more practical level, all members have a full page profile on the website, with images and a link to your website. The Focus On Networking website currently receives over 2,000 unique visitors every month.
Focus On Networking enables you to build strong business relationships with like-minded business people.
The results can be any or all of the following...
Focus On Networking can help to make introductions to new clients and create new strategic alliances with its large network of contacts.
Focus On Networking and our members offer help and advice from professionals who would normally charge hundreds or thousands of pounds for their services.
Workshops and Seminars are all part of the Focus On Networking package.
Adding value for your customers; recommending a fellow member and solving a client's problem make you become invaluable to your clients.
You are the one person who can solve your client's problems!
Focus On Networking is a membership based organisation and to receive the maximum benefit you are advised to join your local group.
Your investment is made up of the Membership and the Breakfast Meeting Fee. This is combined into one Monthly Standing Order.
However, for businesses that prefer to pay in one lump sum there is a discount of 1 months payment.
||Monthly rolling membership with upfront joining fee
||Joining Fee : £95.00
Recurring Monthly Fee : £45.00
|Paid by Standing Order
||Best value membership, including 1 month discount
||£590 less 1 month = £545.00
||Paid by cheque or BACS transfer
||Visitors are welcome to all groups
||Pay online when booking
The best way to find out more is to visit your local group or the group in which you intend to promote your business.
You will be made welcome and can participate fully in the breakfast event ? all with no obligation.
You will have plenty of opportunity to meet and talk to the members and, get all the information you need.
Why not book in for one of our events and see if it is for you.
At Focus On Networking we promise that there will be no pressure to join.
If you enjoy the experience, just talk to any one of the Executive Team members, who will be introduced during the meeting, and say that you are interested.
In most cases they will be able to answer all your questions on the spot.
Nobody will pressure you to join, although you will be invited to visit again.
This FAQ is intended to answer the most common questions people ask about business networking and Focus On Networking.