Networker by Nature

I’m a networker by nature. It has always happened so naturally for me. I really enjoy meeting people and helping them out if I can. I like networking, not just because it allows me to talk to people over the age of 4, but also because it feeds my connector personality.

I’ve only been networking my business for about a year now. Whether you are in sales or own your own business there are multiple organizations that allow in-person marketing for little to no cost: chamber meetings, lead groups, and networking events. I’m inevitably inviting people to groups and events to help them get their business or idea “out there.”

There are so many options here in the LA area in the next few weeks that allow women biz owners and entrepreneurs to connect, mingle and in some cases even learn. Just had to share them with you! If you see me at one of these events, please come say hello. I’d love to learn more about you and what you do. I might even have a connection in mind;)

Networking Socials with a learning twist: (I already have my tickets for these 3)

Mid Morning Social – Small Biz owners Top PR Tips (W LA) March 17

http://bagladypromotions.com/blp-westside-mid-morning-social-featuring-elizabeth-rosenberg-top-5-tips-for-reaching-out-to-the-media-for-small-business-owners/

Mid Morning Social – How can PR help me (Sherman Oaks) March 23

http://bagladypromotions.com/we-are-heading-to-the-valley/

The Weave Networking Social – Building your biz in a new economy – March 22

http://ourcommonthread.com/theWeave.html

Heartlink is a national organization with local chapters. Check out this page to find your closest heartlink.

Shelley in Northridge – March 16

http://www.theheartlinknetwork.com/user_info.php?ID=2317

Annette in Corona del Mar – March 22

http://www.theheartlinknetwork.com/user_info.php?ID=2345

Stacie & Dana in Huntington Beach – March 23

http://www.theheartlinknetwork.com/user_info.php?ID=2322

Britta in Santa Monica  – March 24

http://www.theheartlinknetwork.com/user_info.php?ID=2292

Lead Generation Groups

But you’ll find me each and every week (except when the kiddos are sick) at Beach Cities Breakfast Club. This group is my rock. It is a more traditional lead-generation, membership-based group. Over the last 7+ years of the club’s existence they’ve met each week (minus holiday weeks) to share leads, brainstorm and support fellow female entrepreneurs, saleswomen and independent reps. If it weren’t for the support of this group (who even manned a boutique table for me over the Holidays so I could be in two places at once) I would surely NOT still be in business.

Beach Cities Breakfast Club – March 17 & 24 (and every Thursday beyond)

www.facebok.com/bcbcwomen or http://bcbcwomen.ning.com/

Are you a networker by nature or do you have to work at it? How and where do you network?

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