Coming from a corporate background I have always used networking companies to increase my brand awareness and more than anything increase my potential client base to contacts I wouldn't otherwise make.. I've found that potential customers like to build positive business relationships and draw on these contacts when in need.. I know myself I'd rather ring someone I know for a quote then go and source a new supplier. I think its because it makes me feel more comfortable.. Now with Allies, I'm fortunate enough to work with mostly women (who are so much more logical in getting things done)... and came across a women networking group called Sydney Women's Network..
Just like many of us the founders of SWN, Cindy Steele and Natalie Moutia started from scratch to create a group based on like minded professional business woman all interested in growing their businesses, learning and expanding their business base of contacts. I love their genuine nature and willingness to lend a hand. I've even been to a few of their meetings, lunches and Expo in the last month and really enjoyed meeting with woman in similar business situations to learn how they dealt with problems, mistakes and hear some success stories!
With 11 existing locations, SWN was also asked recently by the Shire council to start up a new group in the Sutherland Shire to help local business woman achieve their goals and will be holding a free networking Launch. I'm going along and would love to meet some fellow shire women in business too!
To attend you'll need to register for this free networking event as tickets are limited.
Date: 10 September 2010
Time: 12:00 PM
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
Register Here if you'd like to come along! Hope to see you there..