If you are self employed or run a small firm in Beckenham , we would strongly recommend that you consider adding networking to your marketing strategy. Not only does it widen your circle of business contacts, it can keep you in touch with what is going on in the local business world, and potentially bring in more trade!
You will find a list of Beckenham based business networking clubs below, but if you want to learn more about networking, please visit our national Business Networking section.
The idea of business networking can seem terrifying to some people.
Yet it is vitally important to business these days, a great way to make contacts and increase business without a lot of cold calling. It is actually quite easy and painless. All you need to do is attend a networking event and begin making connections for yourself and your business.
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A simple to follow guide to networking written by Stef Thomas, author of 'Networking for Dummies'.
Attending your first networking event can be quite intimidating if you do not know what to expect. This factsheet outlines the most important "dos and don'ts" to ensure that you get the most out of every gathering. Even if you are a seasoned networker, it may serve as a useful reminder of how to get the most out of your networking.
If you run your own business in Beckenham and would like to learn more about business networking, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.
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OMNI Business Networking - Kent
Beckenham Business Association
Beckenham Business Association (BBA) is an independent, non-political voluntary organisation run by local retailers and businesses for the benefit of Beckenham.
BNI Keane (Bromley)
Our Chapter Passed 366,734 GBP in the past 12 months! BNI members, on average, increase their business 20% the first year. Our chapter is a dynamic, committed group of business people who know how to refer business to each other.
Our members are business professionals who help each other grow their businesses through their commitment to our principal core value, Givers Gain®. Each week, in thousands of communities across the globe, members meet with other trusted business leaders to build and nurture lasting relationships and pass qualified business referrals. Membership in BNI® offers access to business training, peer learning and opportunities to network and do business with hundreds of thousands of BNI® members around the world. Last year, BNI members in this area generated over £21 million worth of business for each other. If youd like to find out how, then visit a local chapter meeting and see for yourself what its like. Each chapter has a personality of its own, and finding where you fit best helps you to get connected.
Bromley Creative Community
Are you looking for an advertising agency, experienced graphic designers or website developers? Maybe you need some expert PR or copywriting? Perhaps you want a skilled photographer or printer? Whatever you need, Bromley Creative Community is the easy way to source local creative, arts and media organisations in the London Borough of Bromley.
BUSINESS FOR BREAKFAST
Business for Breakfast is a highly successful and professional business networking organisation with a difference, we understand that a weekly commitment is difficult when trying to juggle a busy business schedule so we only meet every other week. B4B only allows one person per profession to join a group. Thus, once youve joined none of your competitors can participate! We are currently looking to refer business to quality companies. Please contact Nick Starbuck to check that the sector has not already been taken. 0845 373 2576
FSB Kent & Medway
FSB Kent & Medway is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area. Contact: Alison Parmar Development Manager Alison.Parmar@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.
Kent & Medway Growth Hub - Upcoming Events
Keep an eye out for upcoming events if you are thinking about starting a business or are already running your own enterprise.
Kent & Medway Growth Hub Events
Kent & Medway Growth Hubs upcoming events page is a great place to find out what is going on in the area. If you are planning to hold an event, it also gives you the chance to add the details.
Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
Kent Invicta Chamber is the ultimate business support network in Kent. The Chamber provides, Membership services, Business Advice, International Trade services, Representation and much more. Covering the County of Kent the Chamber is perfectly placed to promote, support and facilitate business across the County. Address: Waterbrook Avenue, Sevington, Ashford, TN24 0LH, 01010 01233 503838
Kent Women in Business Luncheons
Our luncheons are held each quarter in locations around Kent. You will hear a wide range of speakers covering all areas of business, who will not only share their stories and experiences, but give an insight into what has worked for them and what didn’t work for them. And more importantly what you can take away and apply in your business. It is guaranteed that you will not only learn things that will make a difference- but you will also HAVE FUN! No-one wants to go to a dull event. We hope to see you at the next Luncheon.
Life in Bromley - Networking
A useyul list of networking groups who meet in the Bromley and Beckenham areas.
NRG runs facilitated business networking events. Members are mainly independent professionals who are either self-employed or work for small or medium sized businesses. Our purpose is to help our members grow their business faster and more successfully. 0845 40 80 639
Prompt Business Networking - Kent
Prompt Business Networking lists events taking place in Kent. You can choose from breakfast meetings, local groups, trade shows, seminars, and conferences.
South East London Business Network
A friendly networking group for business people working in South East London. The main purpose is to get to know one another on a local level. We share news, ideas and local business events.The creation and commenting of discussions is always encouraged to get the most out of our group. Founded and managed by John Coupland, @networkerplus Social Media 7764140383
South East London Business Network
A friendly and interactive regional networking group for business people working in South East London to get to know one another on a local level. No joining fees and on-going membership fees. Over 2000 members. An opportunity to share news, ideas and local business events. Creating and commenting on discussions is always encouraged to get the most out of the group which meets regularly. Details are announced within their LinkedIn group. Contact: John Coupland, Founder and Group Manager
Supply My Business
Supply my Business is a community of small businesses in Kent that want to do more business locally. We are the one place where you can find all the quality local suppliers you require for your everyday business needs and at the same time supply your goods and services to help meet the needs of local businesses just like yours.
The Business Growth Show
The Business Growth Show is a highly effective B2B Exhibition and Networking event. Free to delegates, you will enjoy a full day of Exhibition, Open Networking, Speed Networking and Seminars. We run this event twice a year at each of our Kent locations (currently Royal Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone; at least one more location in Kent to be added soon). Contact email@example.com 020 8300 7584
Women in Business Network - Kent
If you run your own business in Kent, you might like to consider joining Women in Business. You can find local members and forthcoming events on this page.