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My Experience with 10+ Business Networks in the UK

I visited business networking a bit like carollers, house-to-house or homeless people


Kamila Niewitala

6/1/20242 min read

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Kamila, a passionate and driven entrepreneur, embarked on a quest to find the perfect business networking group. Eager to explore different opportunities and make valuable connections, Kamila delved into the world of business networking with determination and enthusiasm.

With a list of various networking groups in hand, Kamila attended numerous meetings both online and in-person. Each networking group had its own unique dynamics and characteristics, offering Kamila a diverse range of experiences.

Kamila began her journey by visiting popular networking groups like FSB, NBN (Natural Business Network), Kent Business Network, Rebellious Business Network, The Art of Speech, Essex Business Network, MNC, IBN, RIBA South Essex Business Network, Go Business Networking, CIS, and Met @ 4 Network.

As Kamila explored these different groups, she discovered that each had its own distinct atmosphere and approach. Some meetings were serious and focused, while others were more relaxed and informal. Kamila encountered both welcoming and less inviting environments, encountering a mix of supportive and unwelcoming individuals.

Along the way, Kamila encountered networking groups that required membership fees and others that were free to attend. Some groups had specific criteria, catering exclusively to certain industries, genders, or religious affiliations. Kamila couldn't help but wonder if these restrictions limited the potential for collaboration and inclusivity.

Despite encountering a few unpleasant experiences, Kamila persisted in her search for the perfect networking group. She knew that hidden among the diverse range of options lay an invaluable community that could offer support, knowledge sharing, and meaningful connections.

Eventually, Kamila stumbled upon a networking group that stood out from the rest. This group focused on developing effective communication and public speaking skills. It boasted a team of experts who offered feedback on fluency, tone of voice, and the delivery of valuable information during presentations. What made this group even more special was that membership was free, and the meetings took place in a supportive and welcoming environment, such as church rooms.

Kamila was delighted to find a community of like-minded individuals who were genuinely interested in helping each other grow. Through this networking group, Kamila honed her speaking skills, gained valuable insights, and forged meaningful connections that would contribute to her entrepreneurial journey.

Reflecting on her experience, Kamila realized that business networking is not just about attending meetings or collecting business cards. It's about finding a community that aligns with your values, offers support, and fosters genuine connections.

Kamila's journey through various business networking groups taught her the importance of perseverance, open-mindedness, and the willingness to explore different avenues. She realized that the path to finding the perfect networking group may be filled with ups and downs, but the rewards of finding a supportive community are immeasurable.

Inspired by her experience, Kamila continued to actively engage in business networking, both within the group she found and by branching out to other relevant communities. Armed with newfound knowledge, valuable connections, and a resilient spirit, Kamila thrived as an entrepreneur and made a positive impact in her industry.