The Just Networking group meets for breakfast fortnightly at the White Rabbit, Lyndhurst SO43 7AR.
Why fortnightly? Well, it’s simple – weekly seemed too often but monthly seemed too infrequent. Fortnightly seems just right.
Some of our members are seasoned networkers but we also aim to attract some businesses who might not normally be part of the networking circuit.
Dates of next meetings
Arrive from 07.00am for an 07.15 start.
|19 February||Mike Cross||Southern Cross IT||Update on phone systems and other business developments|
|4 March||Peter Johnson||Homes of Hampshire||Launch of mortgage consultancy|
|18 March||Robert Ellis||Robert Ellis Insurance||Member introduction|
|1 April||Rob Dewing||Northerwood||Improve your speaking skills|
|23 December?||TBC whether we are meeting on this date|
Our meetings are friendly but structured. Each person has a two minute slot to introduce themselves and their services and outline the type of clients/customers they are looking for, followed by questions and discussion around the table. We encourage people to exchange business cards so make sure you bring plenty.
At most meetings there is also a speaker who gives a 10 minute informative talk rather than a straight sales pitch. There’s also plenty of time before and after the meeting and over breakfast for people to talk informally.
The aim is for local business people to meet each other at a time (7.00am – 9.00am) that will not interfere with the working day and at a price (£10) will not break the bank. Members range from one-man bands through to a representive of a large law firm.
Our aim is for the group to have around 25-35 members, big enough to generate a reasonable flow of referrals but small enough to remain personal. You will have exclusivity in your business area so that there will not be another business similar to yours in the group. In return, we expect members to attend every meeting, within reason – holidays and illness excepted, and you can send somebody else along as a substitute. This can be pretty much anyone you like and they’ll be welcome to talk about their own business as well as yours, as long as it doesn’t conflict with another member.
To encourage attendance and cut down admin membership subs are paid by monthly standing order. We welcome pretty much any type of business, but existing members have the power of veto if a business type or an individual’s personality seem unsuited to the group.
If you’d like to get more business, meet new people and have a bit of fun, then please come along and take a look. You can find a list of our current members on the Members page, and if you would like to visit us, then please contact us.