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Can you think back to the last time that you networked?
Whether it was a quick chat by the water cooler, a catch-up with another resident in the lounge, or an organised networking event, it all counts towards developing strong connections with other professionals.
We get it - networking can seem like a scary prospect, with one in four professionals reporting that they don’t network at all. But, it’s critical to understand the overwhelming benefits that you and your business can gain from networking.
Networking is such a valuable tool in the business world and by creating a professional network you’ll be presented with many opportunities and a competitive edge throughout every stage of your career.
With70% of people finding work through networking, there’s no surprise that when searching for an office space to rent businesses look for networking opportunities and events offered by the complex.
To find out more about HUB26 offices
In this edition of our office space to rent series, we explore 4 reasons why searching for a workspace with networking opportunities could be hugely beneficial to your business.
New business opportunities are crucial for the growth of your business, so we’ll start here…
1. New business opportunities
Exposure to other professionals and organisations through networking creates endless opportunities and a gateway to new business. Opportunities vary from ventures, client leads, partnerships, speaking and writing opportunities, business or asset sales.
Having a closely formed network can help to provide your business with potential customers, advise you on your next significant business investment, or refer you to an exceptional candidate when you’re hiring.
So, finding an office space to rent with opportunities to network can be the difference between seizing a new business venture or missing out on it completely.
2. Long-lasting relationships
Networking is critical for establishing effective relationships across multiple industries that you can rely on if needed. Finding influential people to connect with can be very difficult without networking, this is critical in order to cement relationships with authoritative figures.
Creating a reputable business profile can be a lengthy procedure, however, networking can help you with this. Offering useful information and resources to others will help you to become visible and will build your reputation as a knowledgeable and reputable business expert in your profession.
4. Career development
Finding an office space to rent with networking opportunities can help to develop your career. Networking with highly qualified individuals can improve your professional performance and can be useful regarding career development.
Having a broad professional network is a great way to expand your current knowledge base. You can seek advice and support from experienced individuals, and some may even act as a mentor in your journey to a successful career. Learning about current business techniques, best practice information and staying informed on fresh industry developments will help you to develop professionally.
In addition, 85% of jobs are filled through networking, so this might just be the move you need to take your career to the next level.
Final note from HUB26
When you’re a resident of a business lifestyle centre like HUB26 you’re presented with various daily networking opportunities. With a community of other like-minded people, we have our own organic resident network where many of our resident companies provide services and businesses for each other. HUB26 members are also given many opportunities to attend free networking events throughout the year.
Looking for an office space to rent in a business centre tailored for you?