As National Business Network, 4Networking, prepares to celebrate its 10th birthday in the New Year, the North East teams have launched two new networking groups in the region, both drawing record numbers.
After a period of consolidation and the closure of some outlying groups, the leadership team have just launched a Lunch Meeting at the Ravensworth Arms in Lamesley, and a Breakfast Meeting at The Keelman in Newburn.
Regional Leader, Jo Davidson, said, “The decision to launch a lunch group in the area, was spurred on by the fact that many entrepreneurs also do the school run, and so can’t make an 8am meet time. It was really intended as a bit of a trial but we’ve had fantastic high attendance since the first meeting, and last week we were maxed out at twenty five members and visitors”.
The Newburn launch also got off to a successful start with 22 attending the very first meeting, and is poised to go from strength to strength, with a highly dedicated team and a super venue. Attendees at the launch were thrilled with the fun and informal atmosphere, that was balanced with just enough 4N structure to make sure everyone got the opportunity to listen, and be heard, so that they could easily identify the people in the room that they most wanted to connect with.
The 4N membership format is unique amongst networking organisations, enabling members to “passport” freely to any and every group they choose, be it locally, regionally, or even nationally, up to 5 days a week, with no forced attendance or referrals.
4Networking MD, the outspoken author and motivational Speaker Brad Burton, who can also be seen on Dave TVs Money Pit, regularly reminds networkers that forced referrals are not the best way to do business but that, in fact, people do business with, and pass referrals to, those that they know, like and trust; and this is the ethos upon which 4Networking has been successfully built.
To foster those all-important know, like and trust relationships, every meeting includes three individual one-on-one business meetings, where networkers get to learn more about those people they choose to meet with, and discover how they can support one another’s businesses. While, for those wanting to increase their credibility and/or develop their speaking skills, there’s also ample opportunities to take to the floor with a “4Sight”, which is an insight into a specialist business or personal area, designed to entertain and educate attendees, while raising the speaker’s profile within the network.
With national in person and online networking options, available 24/7, together with 4Development training designed to help members get the most out of their networking, 4NTV to help increase business exposure, member discounts on services ranging from marketing to answering services and accounting, and the invite a friend scheme, designed to keep your membership costs to a minimum, 4Networking provides a comprehensive package for businesses looking to take their networking to the next level.
If you’d like to know more about 4Networking events near you, or how 4Networking can support you to grow your business, then email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.