For entrepreneurs, connecting with other like-minded individuals is important and often put on the back burner. After all, entrepreneurs wear many hats and will often forego things that are not screaming for attention. Networking is a big part of brand awareness. When cultivating relationships, it becomes second nature for people to want to refer you to others. Networking within your community will not only grow your overall social network, but it will also promote your business, and help you find strategic partners. Working in a coworking space is a great start to help you connect with other entrepreneurs and small businesses. Members within a coworking space thrive on connecting people they know to each other. Coworking community members come from many different types of industry. One of the exciting things about meeting members of a coworking community is, you just never know who you might meet.
1. Sharing Knowlege
Swapping ideas and sharing resources with others is key in cultivating long lasting relationships. You will be able to access different ideas, perspectives, and gain insight from people outside of your industry.
Bonus: Making new friends!
2. New Opportunities
As you build your network, opportunities naturally result in more opportunities. As people get to know you and feel comfortable with you, they will refer you.
3. More Resources
As many entrepreneurs and small business owners know, sometimes you will need outside help! Through networking he will have a higher chance finding individuals that can help you solve problems in your business that may arise. Help is always beneficial!
If you live or work in the greater Spokane area here are some great networking groups, you may want to try. All these organizations have either in-person or virtual meetings. Some of them have both!
Business Networking International
BNI members, on average, increase their business 20% the first year. Our chapter is a dynamic, committed group of businesspeople who know how to refer business to each other.
Greater Spokane Incorporated
Joining Greater Spokane Inc. will put you in touch with new potential customers and clients, drive down business costs, provide practical business training for you and your staff and increase your visibility in the community.
The Hayden Chamber of Commerce is part the Business and Professional Associations Industry. It was formed in 2001 with the sole mission to preserve and promote trade, commerce, community well-being, tourism and a strong economy for individuals, businesses and organizations in the Greater Hayden/Hayden Lake Region. https://www.haydenchamber.org/
Polka Dot Powerhouse
Polka Dot Powerhouse welcomes the participation of women of all ages, races, abilities, backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientations. We seek and value a diverse and inclusive membership, and all women are encouraged to join. Membership is open to women in both professional and traditional roles, and you do not need to own a business to join. https://www.polkadotpowerhouse.com/chapters/northern-idaho-id
Post Falls Chamber
The Post Falls Chamber is a strong organization, with a vibrant membership, a Board of Directors, and a vision for the community. It provides the structure, volunteer leadership, professional staff and full-time office operation to implement an effective program to meet the needs of a growing and changing business community. The Chamber encourages activities and events that promote commerce and provides a forum for member communication and education. https://www.postfallschamber.com/
Spokane Ladies Network
Our community is a place for female business owners to connect and build genuine relationships. We help women grow past their expectations in business and inner greatness. In doing so, we can inspire others and make a positive impact on the community.
Spokane Valley Chamber
The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven and professionally staffed nonprofit association of business people committed to improving the economic climate and the quality of life in the Spokane Valley and the surrounding region.
West Plains Chamber
Our core purpose is to be the strategic partner in the advancement of the West Plains, and the advancement of your business. Since 1942, the Chamber has helped prepare the communities of Airway Heights, Cheney, Medical Lake, Fairchild AFB, and West Spokane County for growth, and today we are one of the fastest-growing areas in the state and an essential asset in the Greater Spokane Region.
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