“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”– Dale Carnegie.
UAE is a country that grew to its present stature through visionary leadership and hard work. People value relationships and appreciate sincerity. There are numerous networking opportunities and groups that help the business community including women entrepreneurs build their network and grow business.
In-person or virtual, networking is a time-tested tool every business owner can reckon. It’s all about spreading the word through the right people at the right time. Read on to discover why attending business networking events makes a difference in your business.
- Meet Key People In Your Industry
- Build Relationships
- Learn New Technology & Trends
- Brand Awareness
- Build Trust
You can meet key influencers in your industry. These are people whom you won’t meet otherwise. The benefit of getting information and inspiration from such events is immense. Make use of the valuable insights in future meetings.
A little interest you show in others opens a world of opportunity. When you attend a networking event, you may shake hands with veterans or budding entrepreneurs. But as you attend regularly, faces get familiar, and relationships get deeper. In the UAE, building your network while socializing would be a tactic that works.
Often networking events have time allotted for presenting the latest trends and technological advancements. Be a good listener and note down the key points. It also gives you an idea of ways to stay on top of trends.
Very often, networking events will have business prospects from your industry. You can educate them about your products, services, and interests in an attractive way. This is where you need all the preparation. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to collaborate, expand and grow your business.
What’s critical in business is trust. The more you attend networking events, the more opportunities you get to build a good rapport with the business community. When you offer to help someone in need without expecting a favour in return, you build trust among your connections. This philosophy of Givers GainⓇ is deep-rooted in BNI. It’s an asset that will generate revenue and goodwill for your business in the long run.