Recently, I had an opportunity to connect with three other local business professionals for the purpose of developing a new networking group. The owner of a consulting firm, a banker, a business software advisor and I sat together at a local coffee shop and discussed ways we could help ourselves to grow our businesses and provide referrals to one another. We discussed an organizational structure and developed our vision for future work together. I made the initial contact with our business consultant partner through a connection via a local chamber of commerce activity.
Small business owners are incredibly busy with the daily grind of keeping the wheels turning and the doors open. Very seldom do the majority of business owners take time to reach out and connect with other business owners. Serving your community, connecting with colleagues in your field and networking with other business owners can be very important to generating new leads and expanding your business horizons.
At the Business Brokers, Inc. our agents and brokers are members of multiple chambers, service organizations and informal networking groups. These connections have led to multiple referrals and ultimate business sales. If you are a business owner looking to expand your territory or increase your sales, these connections and contacts are critical. In addition, serving your communities through boards, chambers and service groups just makes you feel good by paying it forward.