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Networking for Growth

Networking for entrepreneurs and small business owners is happening all over, offering a number of opportunities to plug in to the community. Before you go to that next networking event, consider the following tips:

  1. Be Prepared: Think about who you want to meet at the event. Have a plan, and ask others who will be at the same event to help you meet the people on your list. Think about what you want to say. You'll find tips on how to develop an elevator pitch at Business Know How.
  2. Be Easy to Talk to: Listen to what others have to say. Have a positive, upbeat attitude. Wait for the right opening to enter into others' conversations.
  3. Be Ready to Follow Up: Once you've made a connection, don't lose it. Phone or e-mail promising contacts the following day. If you promise to provide something, do it.
  4. Making the Most of Social Media: Successful social networking demands professionalism as well as a heightened sense of self-awareness and value. Check out Ten Tips for Start-Up Social Media Success.

Check out the Events Calendar for upcoming networking opportunities.

Evening Marketing Workshop

  • Dates: 15 – 15 Nov, 2016
  • <strong>Location:</strong> Baltimore, MD
  • <strong>Address:</strong> 6310 Resiterstown Road
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> Lisa Edwards
  • <strong>Email:</strong> <a href='mailto:ledwards@sbrcbaltimore.com'>ledwards@sbrcbaltimore.com</a>
  • Website: http://www.sbrcbaltimore.com
  • <strong>Phone:</strong> (443) 451-7160

Market planning course helps participants plan businesses that meet the needs of the market place. In this class we will explain the elements of a marketing plan, help participants gain knowledge about their marketplace and market share meaning. We will also discuss the difference between a feature and a benefit. This course will help business owners get a better understanding of their customers, how they decide to buy, when they buy, and how much they spend.

  • What is market planning?
  • What is marketing?
  • What does the successful market plan focus on?
  • Identify your products or services