Last night we attended the Your Business Community (YBC) mega networking event at Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street.
Organised and run by, Ted, Mia and Paul - they were excellent hosts that championed getting to know each other in a relax and friendly way.
It helped that this free event offered an open bar of wine, beer, orange juice and water for the evening as well as a selection of hot snacks.
YBC presented us with a platform that had many open doors of possibilities and we spoke to as many as we could over the next three hours. People had travelled from all over London and the Home Counties to participate. Some were veteran members and others were like us, attending for the first time.
We chatted and mingled with some great people and heard some inspiring stories of how businesses had been started and breathed into being. The passion and enthusiasm were infectious and whilst not every chat was a potential lead, the energy and drive of these stories will help feed our own determination to succeed.
Not every networking event will end up with you obtaining a new client. But what it can do, if you make the effort, is recharge your batteries and help keep your mindset positively focused on the limitless opportunities that your business may bring your way.
We have found that whoever we spoke to, they were able to either ignite an idea in our minds, or share a story of common interest. Rarely was a conversation not worth the time spent with that person.
Your business is worth working on, as well as working in. Keep your business fresh and up-to-date by hearing how others are offering their services. Maybe it’s a way that you’d never thought of before that could save you time and make you money.
Don’t let the fear of the unknown hold you back from achieving your goals and dreams. Take a risk, try something new and quash forever the negative power of your imagination. Often the thinking about something is a million times worse than the actual doing and at the YBC events there will always be a friendly face just around the corner...