Poole Business Networking Groups

Poole Business Networking Groups
Poole Business Networking Groups

Business Networking is a great way to make new friends and business contacts

If you are self employed or run a small firm in Poole, 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 Poole based business networking clubs below, but if you want to learn more about networking, please visit our national Business Networking section.

A Friendly Welcome Awaits!

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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How to Network - Free Factsheet

Poole Free Networking Factsheet

Free guide to successful networking

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.

Latest Networking Articles

If you run your own business in Poole 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.

Poole Business Networking

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Networking Mummies is a dynamic, local business community created to support and encourage entrepreneurs and self-employed people. Our understanding of the challenges involved in juggling family life with starting or building a business mean we are especially focused on offering accessible opportunities for mums (or dads!) who work for themselves to share skills and ideas and get recommendations and endorsements. Membership is free, as are many of our events. We welcome new members at any stage of their business.
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Our aim is to focus entirely on our members, Delivering first class services to help businesses grow and prosper. Our aim is to lead business in Dorset.We offer Business Foundations and Training Tuesday workshops, aiming to develop skills in essential areas Address: Acorn Office Park,Ling Road,Tower Park,Dorset,BH12 4NZ
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Over 100 BNI members attend 5 networking meetings across Dorset every week to work together to find more business for each other. Would you like more business, right now?
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Let’s face it, business networking can be a bit hit and miss. There are a lot of networks, but some suit personalities or sectors better than others. We think our networking Business Club is the best you’ll find, simply because The Boardroom Network is all about decision-makers, an audience comprising business owners, directors, and managers, all of whom can buy and sell, whether an entrepreneurial start-up or established company. Each month we meet for a regional breakfast which blends the best aspects of other networks with an engaging new format.
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We are a not for profit peer and professional network of business owners, managers and professionals across Dorset. We support each other with information, guidance, resources and services within the network and to the wider marketplace, in almost all aspects of funding and finance, business & management support, marketing and networking.
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Business Biscotti is about meeting and forming business relationships with like-minded people. We like to think we provide an antidote to formal networking. Theres no limit on who can attend - all professions and any number of the same - men and women, are all welcome.
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Business Scene Bournemouth & Poole The Cumberland, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AF For further details or to book - contact Debbie Tarrier on 07956 161779 or debbie.tarrier@business-scene.com Must book in advance -
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The Dorset Entrepreneurs Network is a non-profit organisation run by local volunteers, bringing together the fresh ideas and enthusiasm of entrepreneurs across Dorset in a friendly and dynamic meetup group. We get together every month to share our knowledge and experience with each other to better our businesses. We invite local entrepreneurs to visit and speak at our meetings, to run a workshop or presentation that will benefit our members.
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#dorsethour is an informal gathering of Dorset businesses that takes place on Twitter every Monday, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. To join in, get online from 7.30pm on a Monday, search on the #dorsethour hashtag and start joining in the conversation.
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Dorset has a vibrant business networking scene. A large number of groups and events are focused on Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, and there is plenty of networking activity in Dorchester and Weymouth. The smaller towns, such as Blandford, Bridport and Sherborne, also have reasonably active networking groups. This list is to help you discover the networking opportunities in Dorset.
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Designed by local business women for women in business across Dorset and beyond, our events are always fun – and having a good laugh together has proved highly conducive to some brilliant networking opportunities! We run breakfast and lunch events at lovely venues in Wimborne, Bournemouth and Poole with up to 40 ladies attending each one.
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Elite Business Women Clubs in association with The Boardroom Network. EBW is a great place to start your networking journey where you will receive nothing but support and encouragement We feature Introductions, Brief Presentations from our Keynote Speakers and regular Business Training Topics. You will be warmly welcomed.
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As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Local branches for: Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch; Central South Hampshire; Isle Of Wight; New Forest; North Hampshire; Portsmouth and Rural Dorset Contact Neil Eames on 07920 846684
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Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life. It is organized around one simple idea: when we get together and do the things that matter to us, we’re at our best. And that’s what Meetup does. It brings people together to do, explore, teach and learn the things that help them come alive.This link highlights the Meetups that are available in Dorset.
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Rotary is about having fun, meeeting new people and being able, through a range of opportunities, to put something back to the local community - all in the way which best suits your life style. The Business Networking Group meets fortnightly at the Plantation in Canford Cliffs over a light breakfast.
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It is our vision that the voices of your businesses are heard in our local community and we have a platform to deliver your views and thoughts to the Borough of Poole. The Chamber provides a means by which this can be achieved and as membership numbers grow, the Chamber will become even more effective and influential.
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As the name suggests, the event is purely about networking. Every aspect of our events are focused on networking:The events are pay-as-you-go and no membership is required, making them fully accessible.Drinks coupons are included within the ticket price, adding additional value to the ticket and also avoids wasting time paying at the bar. We provide name badges to avoid awkward moments of not remembering someone’s name. We provide attendee lists so our networkers can follow-up with each other. We rarely allow speakers at our events, minimising interruption to networking.
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Trade2Business Forum is a networking group with a clear agenda: to promote its members’ businesses. That’s it ... it really is that simple! Every meeting is full of professionals and traders meeting together to learn more about each other’s businesses so that we can promote each other to our friends, family and customers. Networking has been proven time and again to be the #1 method of growing your business with quality customers quickly and affordably.
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The YEC is an alternative to some of the more traditional marketing events which younger professionals may not find as beneficial, and which are often dominated by those who already have an established reputation and a wide network of contacts.
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