Networking can be a life-line for your small business. Choosing the right events and making the right business connections can accelerate company growth. Crain’s offers a great guide for business events in larger cities, organized by industry. However, conferences and expos can be pricey.
Here are some inexpensive alternatives:
- Local Chamber of Commerce
- Industry Associations
- Local Charities
- Minority/Women/Entrepreneurial Associations
- Online Networks like LinkedIn or Ning