Contributed by MJB Avanti
19/01/2020 - MJB Avanti
If you’re looking to build your professional networks for 2020 to help you achieve your business goals, Avanti Networking is the place for you. With a proven format and excellent track record of business passed, the structured agenda, informal atmosphere and monthly meetings all combine for a productive environment in which you can grow you business, smash your goals and reap the rewards of genuine professional relationships.
Don’t just take it from us though, this week has seen Avanti Networking receive a flurry of testimonials from their members and here’s what they have to say;
Katrina Love, life coach, therapist and Co-founder of Happy People Solutions comments “I have been with Avanti Mixed and Avanti Ladies for several years now. Why do I continue to go? Firstly- I get recommendations-and that can mean work, that’s why we join networking groups after all.
Secondly – to feel part of a community of likeminded businesses owners which is both reassuring and inspiring. Thirdly- to find out about what’s happening, what other services are available and helpful to me, my contacts as well as my coachees and clients. Which leads me on to my fourth reason; I met a fabulous fellow business women Natasha Hodge who is a nutritional adviser and we have formed an alliance which has lead to a new business called Happy People that combines good food and good mental health. The Avanti members rallied together and have given us continuous support. Fifthly; I have made some really good genuine friends.”
Katrina adds, “Any one of those reasons would be enough to join Avanti- but all of them added together as well as the professionalism of the organisers makes Avanti networking one of the best investments that I have ever made.”
If that doesn’t persuade you that these monthly events can add real value to you and your business, Cath Bright, Bright Budgeting and Ipswich Mixed member explains how being a member has contributed to her success and growth, “I’m coming up to my fifth anniversary of being a member of Avanti Networking. I am confident that I would not have had the growth and successes I have had over those years without being a member of this group. It mixes a formal structure with a friendly approach which maximises the networking that happens during the actual session. In addition, we all agree to do a 1-2-1 outside of the meeting which furthers networking and builds relationships.
Networking is about relationships and trust. It’s not a quick win, and it’s certainly not just about referrals. Avanti provides me with help and support in all aspects of my business – and being a sole trader that support is invaluable. Through Avanti, I have found trusted and competent tradesman to work in my business, as well as my home. I now have professional advisors who help and support me to grow my business. Of course, I have received referrals which is fantastic and an important element but to me, Avanti Networking is so much more than that. It provides me with support, advice and a team. That makes it invaluable – and pretty unique for a networking group.”
Victoria Sharp, Director, Avanti Networking adds “For me, I feel a real sense of pride in what we have achieved here, providing a space for business owners to support, refer and collaborate. We’ve seen some great partnerships form within the network, Happy People Solutions being one of them. Seeing the business that is passed, relationships formed, and the success of others is a testament to the format and the networking that it facilitates”
Cherry Beesley, Simply C Photography and Tropic Skincare Ambassador sums up “I would like to thank Avanti for what it stands for, the support, friendship, business connections and business that I have gained because of it. I have no hesitation in recommending Avanti Networking, which you can tell by the number of guests I have brought to meetings.”
You’ve heard from the members, why not now arrange a FREE visit to your local group and see for yourself how this event and the members can help you to move your business forward this year. With a locked category format places fill quickly, contact Avanti for more details on the next event in your area. For further information Sharon.email@example.com or call 01473 558866
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