There are many, many reasons to attend CRT networking events. Our Networking events are open to attendance by anyone who wishes to attend, CRT members as well as non members. Here are just a few reasons why attendance of our events will be beneficial for your business.
1. To increase your visibility.
Establishing top of mind awareness is critical in any marketing campaign, and make no mistake about it, attending business networking events is a key marketing strategy if done properly. One of the most important elements (and one of the most overlooked) to gaining the biggest result for your networking efforts is to make sure your face and your message get in front of the same (and the right) people on an ongoing basis.
2. To start relationships that will lead to strategic alliances, joint ventures, and referrals.
The reality is many people walk away from a few hours spent at a business networking event with a fistful of contracts. Meeting people at the networking function is merely the important first step towards reaching your client attraction goals. It's what you do after the event that is more important. Follow-up is key to deepening the relationships that will increase your bottom line. However the key point to remember here are that first impressions will always have a lasting effect.
3. To stay current on trends in your industry (and those of your target market).
Attending networking events given by the CRT that are focused and related to your target market, allows you to glean information about current and future trends. The information you gather at these functions can easily give you a clear head start on your competition.
4. To become connected to key influential figures in your industry and within your target market.
Focused networking events are highly recommended for many reasons, as you'll have the opportunity to attend key meetings, attended by key figures. The CRT always does extensive research on key invited figures, ensuring that they will be beneficial for all attendees. The CRT is confident to attract the people you want to meet, ensuring that you will get the biggest return on your investment of time, money, and energy.
5. To learn from and to be motivated by powerful speakers.
All CRT business networking events have speakers who are experts in fields that will be of interest to you and to your target market. In addition to imparting important information, many of these speakers can often be the spark that jolts you into action.
6. To find suppliers and solutions to your problems.
Most people think of networking events as a place to pursue business. Equally important though, is the fact that we might be able to give business to other attendees and solve some of our problems at the same time. CRT networking events can be a great place to find not only strategic business partners, but also accountants, printers, salespeople, etc. for yourself and your clients.
7. To hone your marketing message.
Use CRT business networking events to practice and refine your elevator speech. Make sure it conveys in 30 seconds or less what solutions you provide, for whom you provide them, and the benefits of doing business with you. Practice, practice, practice until you feel confident that you are conveying your message in the most powerful and compelling way.
8. To socialize.
Human beings are social animals and need the type of stimulation available when interacting face-to-face with others. Today, as more and more people work out of their attics, basements, or spare bedrooms, it has become increasingly important for us to socialize, recharge our batteries, and preserve our sanity. Our networking events can provide a major opportunity for this allowing you to not only socialize but also benefit your business at the same time.
9. To recruit talent.
If you are looking to expand your business and hire staff, CRT business networking events are a good starting point for your exploration of the marketplace. You will be able to enter into conversations with potential employees and get clear on what your needs are. You may well find what you are looking for right in front of you!
10. To uncover the "hot buttons" of your target market.
To deliver powerful solutions that will make life easier for members of your target market, you've got to know what challenges they face and what they are looking for. Capitalize on the conversations you have at CRT business networking events to uncover what makes prospective clients tick and what ticks them off. Then create products or services that will alleviate their pain and make you a hero in their eyes.
The CRT guarantees
1. Providing you with up-to-the minute business intelligence on current innovations and suppliers in the market place
2. Consulting with you to source and select the most tailored solution for your current needs
3. Closed-door access to the most innovative and reputable suppliers worldwide
4. End-to-End delivery from prospect criteria to contract closure