May Event Round Up 2016

Prize Donor

Thank you to the folks that contributed our monthly door prize give-a-way. Every prize donor receives an opportunity to speak for a few minutes about their business or profession to the group. They also get mentioned here in our monthly roundup post.

Anson Courtright   781-826-8400   2courtright@comcast.net

Connie Spicuzza  617-686-9043  connie.spicuzza@nemoves.com

Helen Harlow  508-230-8441  helenmk1@gmail.com

Matthew Metsch  908-812-8484  mmetsch@maestateplanninglawyers.com

Karen Rich  781-626-1745  karen.rich@benchmark.us

Christopher Fleser 617-875-1282  cfleser@libertybaycu.org

Prize Winners

Congratulations to the folks that won our monthly door prize give-a-way. Every prize winner receives an opportunity to speak for a few minutes about their business or profession to the group.

Meghan O’Hare  508-846-6277  meghan@paydenandcompany.com

Eric Clay  508-685-6715  eclay@embracehomeloans.com

Rob Peters  617-697-8828  robert.b.peters@live.com

Susan Howard  508-361-9421  susanhoward15@gmail.com

Tim Ehlers  781-206-6788  tim.ehlers@cwmofnewengland.com

Mike Halloran  781-248-6954  mike@performanceppp.com

Brett Barker  781-812-7062  brettb@oasisshowerdoors.com

Jennifer Savage  781-334-0020  jsavagelmt@gmail.com

Lois Wood  781-934-9070  lois@lwcreative.com

Caty Starr  617-719-0981  cstarr@jackcomway.com

John Moran  857-500-2158  jmoran@cambridgesavings.com

SSNPG Lanyard Prize Winners

Congratulations to those who won our monthly SSNPG Lanyard prize give-a-way. Every prize winner receives an opportunity to speak for a few minutes about their business or profession to the group. We hand out a few SSNPG Lanyards each month with a business card holder so you can ware it as a name tag while you network. Those who ware it get a ticket for a special drawing just for them. Don’t have one, ask us about it at our next event.

Andy Parker  508-985-3746  andyparker8@comcast.net

 

Networking For Qualified Referrals

The Benefits Of Networking And Building Professional Relationships For Qualified Referrals

Networking has gained popularity in recent years. The benefits of networking include growing contacts, gaining new clients and building long term professional relationships. Every business owner should join a networking group or get involved with networking activities. Networking isn’t about selling. It’s about building long term relationships.

Referral business is the best business. There is nothing better for business than a repeat customer or client.  Building professional relationships for qualified referrals is second to none as a way to build a business. It sends the message that you and your business are trustworthy and on the move.

According to author Larry James and writer Kim Baird of Amazing Business, the benefits of networking include:

Getting connected – The old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” has never been truer. Building a base of connections creates a source of contacts that can help your business. Networking is all about building a network of connections and those connections have people that can also be tapped. Having an interconnected network of like minds opens up the door to a broad source of information.

New ideas – A network offers a source of connections with new ideas and perspectives for your business. It’s a great way to exchange ideas and keep up on the latest trends in your industry or line of business. Being a part of the network puts you in line as a knowledgeable contact that can offer help to others. This can help build your reputation within your circle of contacts as well as in your business line.

Being noticed – Networking raises your business profile. By regularly attending networking events gets you noticed. Your name and face will be the first to pop in your peers’ heads when they need what you offer. There is nothing better than a familiar face when it comes to business dealings.

Qualified referrals – These are people that have been vetted by the person making the referral. A qualified referral has the need for your service or product. The best referrals are generally from people within your network: people referring you to others and vice versa. By building a strong relationship with each person in your network earns their trust for referrals. Don’t be afraid to let people know the type of referral you are looking for-it’s best to have someone on board that will be of mutual benefit. Always keep in mind that referrals are earned by reputation. A person’s reputation is put on the line with each referral. Also, remember, it is better to give then to receive. By giving referrals can increase your value to others in your network. The more referrals you give, the more you will get.

Networking opens up a host of new opportunities for your business such as partnerships, joint ventures and client leads. Often times referrals and leads turn into clients. Nothing beats a base of contacts that can be at the ready to help you. You may be surprised at what new business opportunities await through networking.

 

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Mathew Phillips, 
Digital Marketing Consultant
Metro Annex Interactive

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Event Round Up April 2016

Prize Donor

Thank you to the folks that contributed our monthly door prize give-a-way. Every prize donor receives an opportunity to speak for a few minutes about their business or profession to the group. They also get mentioned here in our monthly roundup post.

Prize Winners

Congratulations to the folks that won our monthly door prize give-a-way. Every prize winner receives an opportunity to speak for a few minutes about their business or profession to the group.

SSNPG Lanyard Prize Winners

Congratulations to those who won our monthly SSNPG Lanyard prize give-a-way. Every prize winner receives an opportunity to speak for a few minutes about their business or profession to the group. We hand out a few SSNPG Lanyards each month with a business card holder so you can ware it as a name tag while you network. Those who ware it get a ticket for a special drawing just for them. Don’t have one, ask us about it at our next event.