Those that already network will know it is among the most powerful ways of finding new contacts and business.
So I will not have to sell the concept here to seasoned networkers, only the group. If you have never networked, why not give it a try?
Well, we are looking for professionals that want Manchester business networking at its best for our group Manchester Business Breakfast Club.
We are having an open day on Friday1st July at 7am at our rather nice venue Manchester Tennis & Racquets Club Blackfriars Road Salford M3 7AQ.
Before those that are not early risers turn off I will outline why our group is worth considering.
Firstly we have over 30 members, many of whom are very well connected. We are welcoming and generous in helping other members; we do not operate in cliques or expect you to be a member for months before business is referred.
The atmosphere of the group is light hearted, fun and irreverent although it aims to generate new business.
As an added bonus we have no membership fees, just a small charge for breakfast. Any profits the group makes goes back into social gatherings.
MBBC allows only one member from any profession. So we have only one printer for instance.
However, within a profession there can be a number of disciplines where there is little or no conflict of interest.
So we have a lawyer, Zatmans, and also a family lawyer from Howards Solicitors, as Zatmans does not offer that service. We also have a Wills writer and a probate genealogist – professions that can work alongside or with legal practices. In the past we have had outsourced HR and commercial litigation agents (similar to private investigators) as members.
So who are we looking for?
Generous individuals who are happy to give referrals, possibly offer advice and might use other members’ services, if they feel confident and trust the recipient. It is about know, like and trust. In return, new members can expect to receive the same help.
Despite many professions being accounted for we still have the following openings:
- Art dealers & auctioners
- Burglar alarms/ security systems
- Business travel/ travel Agent
- Care leasing & contract hire
- Commercial gas & electric
- Courier services
- Debt management
- Interior design
- Document storage/ management
- Engineering and manufacturing
- Estate agents/ letting agents
- Executive car hire
- Exhibition companies
- Franchise consultants
- Hotels/ venues
- HR Consultants
- Secretarial/ Virtual PA
- Sports club – we have had Wigan FC as members in the past and Manchester United came as visitors
- Training Services
- Wine merchants
If you don’t see your profession and are interested in joining please ask, as it might be free.
If you are in the following professions please contact Graham Heap on 07725 993 400 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you come you will be welcomed and will be allowed to come for free for two visits, including a hearty breakfast, before deciding if it is for you. So why not try and find out if we can help grow your business?