What to expect from business networking?

Business Networking Perth

There are lots business networking events in Perth for you to choose from, showing that the old fashioned method of doing business, by talking to other business owners, really works!

Business networking is the art of meeting, connecting and building mutually beneficial relationships.  At business networking events people would normally introduce themselves and what they do, explain their value, ask genuine questions, listen and filter new connections in to those that could become customers.  The correct business networking strategy can build your contacts and top up your sales pipeline.  But if you approach a business networking event unorganised, or with the wrong attitude, you risk coming across as too pushy, or just completely wasting your time.

Benefits of Business Networking Groups

With so may free networking events in Perth, it’s a good idea to understand a bit more about the benefits of business networking before booking to attend.  Some might say you can now take your business networking online and to social media, but the important thing to remember is that people want to do business with people.  They need to know, like and trust the individual before making the purchase.  Some of the benefits of business networking are:

  • Expand your network and identify partnerships: Meeting people face to face not only helps you seek out potential customers and add them to your sales pipelane, but it also gives you the chance to identify people you could partner with for referrals or collaboration projects.
  • Increase your visibility and personal brand: By networking consistently, the people you are networking with will be more likely to want to work with you.  People buy from people they know, like and trust, meaning they will be more likely to refer you to people they know. This is why it’s so important to stick with one or two business networking groups so you can build on the contacts, instead of flitting around different groups and always being the ‘newbie’.
  • Listen to market concerns and feedback: In sales, you need to understand exactly what problems you are solving in your market, so you can offer a solution with your products or services.  Business networking gives you the chance to listen to what people are saying, and you may even find solutions for your own business.
  • Establish yourself as an industry expert: By giving your views and advice at networking events, it positions you as an expert in your field, meaning when someone needs your products or services, they are more likely to think of you.  Attending business networking events also gives you the opportunity to meet others, and learn from their exstensive knowledge and experience.
  • Self confidence and belonging: Business networking puts you with like-minded experienced people, allowing you to support eachother and build fellowship.  This is especially helpful if you are just starting out in business, or are facing a challenging time in business.  Being surrounded by others who’ve been there and succeeded, is a great way to boost your morale.

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Business networking groups North of the River

  • Wanneroo Business Association  – The Wanneroo Business Association (WBA), is the leading business association North of the River, with more than 430 members and lots of free networking on offer for guests to try.  With a range of business networking formats, from informal Coffee Catch Ups to Sunrisers, which always include a dedicated networking activity, the networking group is known for being approachable and friendly.  Upcoming Events
  • District32 – A member of Wanneroo Business Association, District32 is a network of Perth business owners and experts who seek to form meaningful relationships with other business leaders.  They offer a jamp packed events calendar for you to access.
  • BNI – Also a member of the Wanneroo Business Association, BNI is an international business networking platform that provides the right environment, training and support to help build trusted local relationships that generate referrals and business growth.
  • The Local Business Network – Another member of the Wanneroo Business Association, The Local Business Network helps improve and support you throughout your journey as a business owner. With Local Directors in the North Coast and Swan area of Perth, they hold fortnightly business group meetings for business owners.
  • Yhub Coworking – Also a member of Wanneroo Business Association, Y.hub Coworking in Yanchep offers flex space, private offices, meeting rooms and event space. On the second Friday of every month, the Yhub Coworking Space in Yanchep opens their doors to host a local business networking event.


Business networking groups South of the River 

  • Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce – The Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce (RKCC) is the peak industry body representing the interests of the business community in Perth’s South-West Metro region, and is a great place to start for business networking in Perth, if you are based South of the River.
  • District32 – A member of Wanneroo Business Association, is a network of Perth business owners and experts who seek to form meaningful relationships with other business leaders.  They offer a jamp packed events calendar for you to access. 
  • BNI – Also a member of the Wanneroo Business Association, BNI is a business networking platform that provides the right environment, training and support to help build trusted relationships that generate referrals and business growth.

Upcoming business networking events in Perth 2020

Don’t miss out on business networking in Perth and click on the below links to view the event calendar for the following organisations:

  • Wanneroo Business Association – click here for Coffee Catch Ups, Sundowners, Sunrisers, Breakfasts, Workshops and more
  • District32 – click here for networking events, education and training
  • BNI – click here to find events in your area just select the appropriate BNI region.
  • Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce – click here to find out whats coming up
  • The Local Business Network – click here for information on events in the North Coast area of Perth
  • Yhub Coworking – click here to stay up to date with all networking and educational events

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