Life has changed and we are not networking like our parents did, or even the way many of us did years ago. This does not mean that it is a lost art; it simply means that the "how" and "where" networking happens has changed and we must adapt to the changing networking environment!
Networking still has the same focus - building a group of people that you trust and feel confident in supporting, and who are confident in supporting you. It is about trusting that those in your network will produce the best product or outcome for the individual that you referred to them. It is not about the quick sale, it is about the relationship you build through the experience you had with them.
The difference now is simply the added methods and avenues of communication at your disposal, and how you use them to build those vital business relationships. You'll find that the changing scope of networking is increasing the value of networking each day!
That is what Bridged2Connect is about. We are here to connect you to people, places, and businesses in your local area, regionally, and nationally. We are the place where you will learn about business networking strategies, events that are happening online and in person, and other businesses you can work alongside to boost one another. We are your networking partner!
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We were already struggling with the thought of getting out there to make connections prior to the pandemic. There are numerous time commitments, such as family, friends, and the necessary daily duties. It is hard to find the 'Balance'.
When the pandemic hit that struggle became worse. Yet, we had to keep going but with a whole new toolkit for connecting. We have never been more grateful for our 30-plus years of networking experience. The relationships we built many years ago allowed us to continue growing, but we were looking for other growth. We knew there are other ways of "connecting" and knew we had more to share with those that were outside of the traditional local group. We knew that other businesses were struggling similarly and wanted to create opportunities to reduce the struggle that we experienced.
So we asked:
"How do we connect not being in person?
How do you really do a "hybrid" application of building business relationships?
How do we share cool things that we see, or awesome places we visited?"
Not only did we want to connect with others, we wanted to connect people to business, people to great products, people to incredible places.
We asked ourselves what is local?" We noticed "buy local" really didn't mean just in your city, or neighborhood, any longer. It started to mean regionally or, sometimes, nationally. The rising digital market has brought the small, local business to a wider consumer market accessible across the state or nation.
Thus, Bridged2Connect was born! Our goal is to connect people, places, businesses, resources and so much more.
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Your business could be right here, getting lots of exposure! Check out our awesome membership packages and join the Bridged2Connect family today!