3 Benefits of Joining an Online Business Networking Group
A meaningful network of like-minded business people can play an important role in the future success of any entrepreneurial business owner. And, in today’s digital climate, there is no more efficient way to connect with others than through online business networking.
Benefit 1: Save precious time
Sure, traditional networking is valuable, but it can also be incredibly time-consuming. You’ve got to commute to the meeting place, account for traffic delays, hang around when the meeting runs late, and then drive back to your office.
An online networking group means you can attend from wherever you are using sophisticated meeting tools and business software, so you can make the most of every minute of the working day.
Benefit 2: Generate referrals and boost business
Every successful business person understands the value of referrals. The ROI (return on investment) from a referral network tops any other form of marketing, including digital, social, and print.
Joining an online business network, like The Savvy Think Tanks, provides access to a screened, select pool of passionate, talented business people, each running successful businesses. Members have a well-established client base comprised of people who trust their judgement, and will often ask them for advice or introductions to other professional services they need. As a result, once you’ve got to know your fellow members and they’ve got to know more about you and your business services and ethics, the referrals you may receive will be warm leads, not cold.
Benefit 3: Enjoy flexibility
Like most successful business people, no doubt you often have to attend meetings or events and undertake some travel. With traditional networking groups, this means that from time to time you will miss out on attending meetings.
You don’t have to miss out when you join an online business network. You can still attend scheduled meetings, from anywhere in the world – as long as you have an internet connection. And if you do miss a meeting, you can watch the video replay at a time which suits you. This is what 21st Century networking is all about.