Here are some great networking sources.
- Professional organisations outside your industry. A caterer, for example, may want to attend corporate event or wedding planner meetings.
- Professional organisations within your industry. Develop friendly relationships with competitors. It's great to have someone to refer business to if you can't help a certain customer. Your customers will trust you more for being honest and helpful.
- Local business organisations. The Chamber of Commerce and other business groups host regular networking events.
- Your personal address book. It's okay to mix business with pleasure. Think about friends and family who may be interested in your business and ask them to make referrals.