If you are self employed or run a small firm in Wiltshire , 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 Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire 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.
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.
A comprehensive list of networking opportunities across Wiltshire.
Eventbrite - Wiltshire Networking
If you are looking to attend a networking get together in Wiltshire, Eventbrite is a great resource. it has a page dedicated to the latest meetings and other business related events.
MSB Network - Wiltshire
Exclusive network breakfast for mid-tier companies with a turnover above £5m, aimed at helping them to grow their business through key insights from industry experts and shared peer-to-peer learning.
Somerset and Wiltshire Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses website, for the latest business news and policy, and legal and financial advice
Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership
The Swindon & Wiltshire LEP has been formed to develop the economy of the sub-region. Its primary focus is to create wealth, jobs and new business opportunities by forging a meaningful partnership between the private and public sectors. Their initiatives will be driven by business through their engagement in the partnership.
Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce
Wessex Chambers represents 18 Chambers of Commerce from the Wessex region and provides business information and advice, details of training courses, lobbying services and information on local trading and networking.
Wiltshire Networks is part of a national business to business, event marketing and professional social network. WiltshireNetworks.co.uk is here to represent you, your business and any business events you organise throughout Swindon, Wiltshire, Salisbury and the wider area FREE for charge
Wiltshire Rural Business Club
During the past 20 years, our members - from almost every type of business, trade, profession and organisation - have met to eat, drink, talk, learn, network....and yes - do business. You’d be surprised at how businesslike our relaxed meetings are: new friends made - and new business won. No wonder we’ve outlasted so many other business networking groups.
Welcome to the directory website of the #WiltsHour - a free weekly networking event for Wiltshire businesses held on Twitter every Monday evening from 8-9pm. Bulldog Websites founded and sponsor the #WiltsHour and WiltsHour.co.uk to offer local free marketing to local businesses, helping you to promote your Wiltshire business and gain new followers and friends. This is a great new networking event - take part from the comfort of your sofa after a hard days work. Come along and join us - simply tweet about your business, new products, offers, or just say hi! using the hashtag #WiltsHour and well do the rest!