Here what other networkers say about us.
Our company is a full service employment agency and the Peel Professional City Club provides us with unique leads for our business.
As well it keeps us up new management and strategic thinking as it applies to other business sectors plus we enjoy skillset development through the bi-weekly presentations from different subject matter experts!
We feel that the investment in the chapter is a great investment in our own intellectual capital and constitutes a key reason for our organizations’ growth year over year since joining.
Lorne M Bailen CHRP Candidate
Joining the City Club was a decision that brought our company to new heights.
Being able to learn and associate yourself with other entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals keeps you in the game. It helps give confidence and knowledge: confidence from knowing that there are others who want you to succeed; and knowledge from experienced professionals who can give you business strategy and tactics that are proven.
Thank you City Club!Justin Merced
You’re not at a networking event to sell but to begin to develop a relationship with the people you meet so that, as they get to know you, they will feel comfortable referring you to people in their network. You’ll never be able to meet everybody, so set a goal to have meaningful conversations with 3 or 4 people per event. When meeting new people, ask how you can help them! Start with something like: “What is your business about?” or “How do you help other people or companies?” Then follow up with “Who is your ideal client?” or “How do you find/meet your ideal client?” Be genuinely curious about the person and his/her business and your questions will flow. Make sure that you ask before you tell! Then remember to follow-up on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Those people that you really connect with personally or feel you may be able to help each other, set up a time to have coffee or lunch in the coming week. And remember…it takes a lot of time and effort before you see a return on the energy you put out – so keep coming out to events. It can be as much as 6-12 months, but it’s a wonderful way to meet like-minded people in your community, some who may become your new friends! And…don’t run away from potential “competitors” — turn them into referral partners! You may actually be more complementary to their business than competitive. And maybe they will need extra help as their business grows, or vice versa, and you’ll have each other to rely on.Linda Kern