For those of you who follow my blogs and social networks, you know I’m a huge advocate of business networking. The Cloud Bookkeeping team regularly attend BNI and 4N meetings and we also support Athena and W.I.B.N groups too.
We share best practice around the team so we can all help each other to make the most out of attending the groups, both in terms of what we’re able to contribute as well as take from the meetings.
I have to share a story with you about an event I attended last week. There was the usual mix of interesting business owners but it was the business magician who really wowed me with his ‘business lesson magic trick’. Believe me, it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to this sort of thing but since meeting him my mind has been buzzing with ideas as to how we may be able to weave in some bookkeeping lessons at our Business Development Days!
Networking is also a reminder about what a small world it is. I met our stationery provider who I usually only deal with online or over the ‘phone. He was able to give me further insights into his business which resulted in more business for him and hopefully some interesting opportunities for us.