The Value of Networking EventsWritten by Joe Hardee
In the mobile cleaning industry there are many network events. While they range in size from a couple of people to humungous having hundreds of people in attendance it can be a challenge to figure out the value in attending these events. On top of that you have to take into consideration things like price point, distance to event, and time frame. Now you add the fact that other contractors are going to say this event or that event is better. It can be a mind boggling experience.
One thing that stands out to me about attending any event is the networking. To me the networking is a major reason to attend an event. I personally have made many of friends and contacts through attending events. You also find that people you normally might not talk to due to fame or cliques are actually normal people and are more than willing to talk shop with you. You also get to be in a room filled with people that understand the struggles you are going through in your daily life’s. It can be difficult to discuss business hurdles with your neighbor who works a 9 to 5 job, while he or she might be sympathetic to your plight sometimes it is hard for them to relate.
The next major reason to attend an event would be the knowledge. Most events are going to be geared towards educating the contractor. The education you get at these events can range from systems to how to classes. You also get to ask questions from teachers and professionals at these events it is hard to ask a YouTube video to explain in more detail a process or a system.
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