54 Ideas for Where to Network

WHERE ARE YOU NETWORKING TO GROW YOUR WELLNESS BIZ?

I made this list for you of 54 ideas in less than 5 minutes. What else would you add?

1) JOIN A BOOK CLUB IN YOUR COMMUNITY
2) CONNECT WITH LEADS AT YOUR CHILD’S SOCCER GAME OR SWIM PRACTICE
3) SELECT A LOCAL MEETUP.COM TO ATTEND
4) JOIN ASSOCIATIONS: MIDWIVES, DOULAS, NURSE PRACTITIONERS
5) VOLUNTEER AT AN ANIMAL SHELTER
6) PARTICIPATE OR VOLUNTEER AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL
7) JOIN BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL (BNI)
8) HAND OUT BUSINESS CARDS IN THE GROCERY STORE WHILE WAITING IN LINE
9) SPEAK AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY
10) JOIN ROTARY.COM
11) RUN FOR CITY COUNCIL
12) START YOUR OWN MEETUP.COM GROUP
13) START YOUR OWN BOOK CLUB
14) JOIN YOUR LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
15) ATTEND EVENTS HOSTED BY OTHER BUSINESS OWNERS IN YOUR AREA
16) HOST A GRAND OPENING FOR YOUR BIZ
17) HOST ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS FOR YOUR BIZ
18) LEAVE YOUR BUSINESS CARDS AT LOCAL COFFEE SHOP
19) DROP YOUR BIZ CARD AT THE LOCAL POST OFFICE
20) CONNECT AND CROSS REFER WITH YOUR HAIR STYLIST
21) SPEAK AT A LOCAL ROTARY EVENT
22) VOLUNTEER FOR A BOARD POSITION FOR A CAUSE OR ORGANIZATION YOU LOVE
23) CONNECT AND CROSS REFER WITH A LOCAL ESTHETICIAN
24) HOST NETWORKING EVENT S AT YOUR CLINIC FOR LOCAL BIZ OWNERS
25) DONATE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON BEHALF OF YOUR BIZ TO LOCAL EVENTS
26) PARTICIPATE IN YOUR CITY’S ANNUAL 5K RUN, CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING OR WHATEVER IS BIG IN YOUR AREA
27) INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO ALL PRACTITIONERS IN YOUR AREA
28) HAND OUT BIZ CARDS TO ANYONE IN THE PAIN RELIEF ISLE AT (BIG BOX STORE)
29) SUBMIT ARTICLE TO LOCAL PAPER
30) WHEN HOSTING EVENTS USE LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR FOOD
31) USE LOCAL BUSINESSES WHENEVER POSSIBLE EVEN IF A LITTLE MORE $$ – I GOT LOTS OF BUSINESS FROM MY LOCAL PRINTER
32) TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS
33) HAND OUT AT LEAST FIVE BUSINESS CARDS PER DAY
34) EXCHANGE SERVICES WITH OTHER LOCAL PRACTITIONERS SO THEY CAN GET TO KNOW YOU AND YOUR TREATMENT STYLE
35) OFFER TO POST FLYERS AT YOUR BUSINESS FOR OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES
36) APPROACH YOUR MD, DENTIST, PT OR OTHER MEDICAL PROVIDER TO PROVIDE CROSS REFERRALS
37) GUEST BLOG
38) CO–HOST A HEALTH FAIR WITH OTHER WELLNESS PROVIDERS IN YOUR AREA
39) ATTEND GRAND OPENING EVENTS FOR OTHER BUSINESSES IN YOUR AREA
40) JOIN POLKA DOT POWER HOUSE
41) WHEN MEETING 1:1 WITH OTHER BUSINESSES CHOOSE THE SAME LOCATION AND SELECT A LOCAL INDEPENDENT BIZ LOCATION. LET THE OWNER KNOW YOU ARE USING THEIR BIZ TO NETWORK.
42) ASK FOR REFERRALS FROM YOUR EXISTING CLIENTS
43) LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU ARE WORKING TO GROW YOUR PRACTICE AND ASK THEM TO HAND OUT A COUPLE BUSINESS CARDS
44) ASK YOUR CHILD’S DAYCARE OR PET GROOMER IF YOU CAN POST A FLYER OR LEAVE A FEW BUSINESS CARDS
45) REACH OUT TO OTHER BUSINESS OWNERS YOU ADMIRE AND ASK TO MEET THEM 1:1
46) TAKE THE PRESSURE OF A 1:1 MEETING OFF BY OFFERING A 15 MINUTE SKYPE SPEED DATE TO CONNECT WITH NEW PEOPLE ONLINE
47) JOIN A RUNNING GROUP
48) JOIN A GYM
49) TAKE A COMMUNITY ED CLASS
50) OFFER TO SPEAK TO THE TEACHERS OVER LUNCH AT THE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL
51) TRADE SERVICES WITH THE LOCAL NAIL SALON
52) CONNECT WITH A PSYCHOLOGIST WHO PRACTICES INDEPENDENTLY
53) OFFER A FREE CLASS THROUGH YOUR LOCAL CO-OP
54) PROVIDE A COMMUNITY ED CLASS

Looking for more tips on networking, check out my previous post where I talk about the basics of networking 101!

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