For those who know me, you’ll know that I love networking. It’s something I stumbled across when I left Joburg, and turned out to be the EXACT thing I was looking for as I journied down this path of self employment.
Networking is one of the many things I love about running my business here in the Mother City. I heard once that Cape Town is the city with the highest number of entrepreneurs and small businesses. And I can understand why – it’s set up to encourage it!
I attribute much of my business growth to attending networking events and am fairly confident that I’ve attended most of those that are available.
Yesterday in fact I attended the DCI Network, one which I haven’t attended in ages, and was met with loads of known and unknown faces. Having been to enough of these types of events to have a fair sense of who the first time networkers are, I made a point of introducing myself to a few of them and told them about the joys of attending these types of meetings. I also promised these newbies, that I’d share a list of networks to try out. Some that I attend regularly, and others that I’ll attend oCafinnate Academysionally.
If there’s any groups that I’ve left off the list and that you think should be added, just leave a comment with details below and I’ll add it.