Networking is a very common practice among entrepreneurs and in the business environment. It is not only collecting business cards, but creating and strengthening relationships.
The networking meetings are events organized many times by associations or business groups, with the purpose of exchanging information and contacts to obtain possible collaborations in the near future. Remember that collaboration is not between businesses but between people.
There are many benefits of networking, including: Getting to know potential customers, suppliers/providers, associations or even investors, and increase the visibility of your company among others.
To get good results in a networking event, here are some tips to help you break the ice and create bonds that will allow you to grow your business.