5/26/2016 Prev Next Email Share × Share On: One of the benefits of attending a Small Business Expo tradeshow is the structured networking sessions we provide for attendees. This gives participants the ability to interact with other local businesses to find ways to work together, support each other, or even help each other out. Building a small business network or at least the start of one, at one of our conferences is a great opportunity to boost your business, be recognized in your community, and to even find opportunities for your business to grow. Networking isn’t something which comes naturally to many people. However, through our activities at a Small Business Expo in your area it is fun, stress-free and designed to be highly productive and supportive. Through these networking sessions, you can expect to achieve a variety of different benefits. Finding Local Expertise The single most important aspect in developing your own small business network is to allow you to have a personal connection with other business professionals in the city or location in which your business operates. Often businesses can find ways to help each other out. For example, if you are great at marketing and another business owner has experience in bookkeeping, perhaps you could exchange services and help each other out with needed services. You may also find a local expert in business law, software or hardware support or other areas where you may need advice or information today or later on as your business grows. Locating Businesses to Work With We always get positive feedback from attendees and those who choose to have a booth at our tradeshows about a great opportunity they discovered with another business. Cross promotions or joint promotional and marketing opportunities are all around, our tradeshows just give you the opportunity to meet and connect with those businesses you can do business with. Finding out about Local Opportunities Through our conferences and small business network development sessions, you may also become aware of local opportunities. Perhaps it is a free marketing opportunity or a local specialty sales event where your product or service would be a perfect match. You really just don’t know all you can achieve with a small business network unless and until you are able to start interacting and networking with other professionals. This is one of the most important things we do at Small Business Expo, and it certainly adds to our focus on supporting all aspects of small business development.