The Art of Networking

Come out and join us Sunday, June 9th at the Downtown Metropolitan Library, and learn The Art of Networking! One of the most critical skills in business, networking can help build your company if executed properly. Developing and maintaining relationships with others for the purpose of mutual benefit can help you secure leads, gain access to needed information and resources, and create business partnerships. While crucial to have in your arsenal of talents, many individuals feel uncomfortable with, or unskilled in, networking. Given the importance of networking for business owners, we discuss the benefits and challenges of networking and end with the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned.

Networking represents proactive attempts by individuals to develop and maintain personal and professional relationships with others for the purpose of mutual benefit. Effective networking relationships are built on trust which develops over time as individuals have positive interactions and support one another. One of OBE’s missions is to help African American entrepreneurs start, grow, and expand their business through individual efforts as well as coordinated collaborations.

Parking: All downtown street metered parking is free during this event. Click the link to confirm.

Refreshments: Light refreshments will be served.

Attire: Business casual attire is requested. You want to dress how you want to be addressed.

What to bring: Every opportunity is a networking opportunity. Bring your business cards, flyers, and personality to get the full experience.

Cost: This adult-only event is FREE!

This marks our first official monthly Meetup. We are looking to meet the second Sunday of every month, during this time bracket at convenient locations throughout the state, so mark your calendars, come looking forward to having an awesome time, and be open to giving feedback, as it is always welcomed.

Please feel free to message Charles McDade or Waketa Wilson with any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you there, so RSVP today!