If you are self employed or run a small firm in London-East , 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 London-East 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 London-East 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.
Business Junction is Londons leading independent business network, created and operated by business people for those who own, run, or work for businesses. Business Junction has over 500 company members, with all sizes, sectors and areas of business represented. We hold 50 events per year across central London.
Capital Enterprise is a body of connectors, influencers, investors and policy-makers, collaborating to serve and super-charge London’s start-up scene. Together we are committed to making London the best place in Europe to start and scale a business. Startups We plug you into an ecosystem where your ideas can thrive and your business can grow. Members We unite the major enterprise players to deliver prosperity, share knowledge and influence policy. Stakeholders We leverage the power of London’s enterprise community for the good of the capital.
London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capitals largest independent networking and business support organisation. Representing the interests of thousands of companies, we connect thousands of business people every year and offer our members a wide range of practical and professional services. Address: 33 Queen Street, London, EC4R 1AP 020 7248 4444
London First is a business campaigning group with a mission to make London the best city in the world to do business. We convene and mobilise business leaders to tackle the key challenges facing our capital. We are made up of over 200 leading employers across a wide range of sectors, supported by a small staff of experts, organisers and campaigners, overseen by a non executive board of influential business leaders.
Urbano Network is Londons innovative network and business community, combining quality networking events with unique online networking tools to help London companies make connections, build lasting relationships, develop opportunities, win new business and grow. Urbanos networking philosophy is simple - we facilitate value exchange: Every conversation and every contact is potentially valuable to you and your business. Contacts become connections. Connections develop into relationships and from these relationships spring business opportunities. These opportunities include a chance to sell or more usually be introduced to anothers contacts who may have need of your services. A critical piece of information or advice. A source of investment or a new idea. A chance to share office space or to form an association. The only thing you need is an open attitude and to book an event to find out more! 020 7205 2215
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