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October After Hours Networking

10/10 at the 110

Join the WBA on October 10th at the new 110 Grill on Washington Street in Woburn for great eats, cash bar and raffle prizes at our After Hours Networking.

These events are a fantastic way to expand your network and catch up with old friends. Feel free to grab a friend or stop by on your way home. WBA events have a reputation for being very friendly and welcoming to new people.

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Here are 5 reasons why networking is worth the investment of your time

A strong and active business network has advantages that can make your business grow and flourish.

Below is an excerpt from a discussion on the Succeed Group website of the 5 biggest benefits of business networking. You can read the full article here.

1. Opportunities
It is expected that networking will result in opportunities. You will however not know when or how they will happen. There are always plenty of opportunities that come from networking and in fact this is where the advantages of business networking are huge.

2. Advice
Networking is a wonderful way to tap into advice and knowledge that you would not otherwise be able to get hold of. Having like-minded business owners to talk to also gives you the opportunity to get advice from them on all sorts of things related to your business or even your personal life and obtaining that important work-life balance.

3. New business
This is without a doubt the most obvious benefit and the reason most business owners decide to participate in networking activities and join networking groups. Through networking you will build up a professional relationship with other business owners.  Since they will be networking with others as well, you will in time be connected to hundreds and sometimes even thousands of individuals.

4. Growing your personal profile
Being visible and getting noticed is a massive advantage of networking. By regularly attending business and social events, society will begin to recognize you. You are also more likely to get more leads and referrals as you will be the one that pops into their head when they need what you offer.

5. Friendship
Many friendships form as a result of networking because you are all like-minded business owners that want to grow your businesses. You meet and help each other regularly, so naturally strong friendships tend to form. You need to know someone has your back, that you have people who are there for you.