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Business networks...Business networks...Business networks...Business networks...
What’sthe point?What’sthe point?What’sthe...
This is probably the most obvious benefit and the reason
most business owners decide to participate in networking
activiti...
“It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know”
Networking provides you with a great source of connections,
and really opens th...
With a motivated group of business owners comes an
abundance of opportunities!
Opportunities like joint ventures, client l...
Peer to peer learning
Having like-minded business owners to talk to also gives you
the opportunity to get advice from them...
“The trip to Austria led to a new agency for heating pumps for our
business. We are now selling these throughout the count...
Peer to peer shared learning
Best practice visits
Communal websiteCommunal website
Bespoke training opportunities
External...
Is there an appetite amongst members for the continuance of the
network?
What model will the future group take?
Funding?
W...
PLATO
Self funding
Skillnets (ROI only)
Self funding
Skillnets (ROI only)
BNI
Profit Net
Other
Skillnets- LEO have indicated willingness to lead on this
LEO- New Profit Net group
Leader- funding available at end of 20...
All members (and indeed anyone wishing to join a new
network) are invited to meeting to be held on WednesdayWednesdayWedne...
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Ren Net - A vision for the future - Stephen Friel - Friel Consulting

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  1. 1. 27272727thththth February2015February2015February2015February2015
  2. 2. Business networks...Business networks...Business networks...Business networks... What’sthe point?What’sthe point?What’sthe point?What’sthe point?
  3. 3. This is probably the most obvious benefit and the reason most business owners decide to participate in networking activities and join networking groups The great news is that the referrals that you get throughThe great news is that the referrals that you get through networking are normally high quality and most of the time are even pre-qualified for you
  4. 4. “It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know” Networking provides you with a great source of connections, and really opens the door to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find and really opens the door to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find
  5. 5. With a motivated group of business owners comes an abundance of opportunities! Opportunities like joint ventures, client leads, partnerships, speaking opportunities, … the list goes on Opportunities like joint ventures, client leads, partnerships, speaking opportunities, … the list goes on Business networking is leveraging your business and personal connections to bring you a regular supply of new business
  6. 6. Peer to peer learning Having like-minded business owners to talk to also gives you the opportunity to get advice from them on all sorts of things related to your business or even your personal life and obtaining that important work-life balance related to your business or even your personal life and obtaining that important work-life balance
  7. 7. “The trip to Austria led to a new agency for heating pumps for our business. We are now selling these throughout the country and have hired 2 new people” Christy Lynch EHP “I have got lots of jobs from other members of the network. Our“I have got lots of jobs from other members of the network. Our services complement each other and it makes sense for us to recommend our Ren Net members to customers’” Michael Kavanagh, MK Flooring
  8. 8. Peer to peer shared learning Best practice visits Communal websiteCommunal website Bespoke training opportunities External facilitation Collaborative trade shows
  9. 9. Is there an appetite amongst members for the continuance of the network? What model will the future group take? Funding? Who will participate? What do the group wish to achieve? Funding? Who will participate? What do the group wish to achieve? Can one group continue to exist covering the existing territory or will multiple clusters be formed?
  10. 10. PLATO Self funding Skillnets (ROI only) Self funding Skillnets (ROI only) BNI Profit Net Other
  11. 11. Skillnets- LEO have indicated willingness to lead on this LEO- New Profit Net group Leader- funding available at end of 2015 Self fundingSelf funding EU-COSME programme for Clusters Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme-EU funds already applied for by DCC Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 - Climate Action
  12. 12. All members (and indeed anyone wishing to join a new network) are invited to meeting to be held on WednesdayWednesdayWednesdayWednesday March11March11March11March11thththth at 7pmat 7pmat 7pmat 7pmMarch11March11March11March11 at 7pmat 7pmat 7pmat 7pm This meeting will act as a launch pad for a new network if it is established that one is wanted by members

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