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9 Reasons Networking Can Grow Your Fitness Business


9 Reasons Networking Can Grow Your Fitness Business

Who you know matters almost as much as what you know. The people you know can help you increase your business opportunities and career potential in a multitude of ways to ensure an upward growth factor. Networking can help you get to know these important people. Here are 9 reasons networking can grow your fitness business.

 

1. New connections can become incredible referral sources. If your product/services work with their friends and clients, they can refer them your way.

 

2. Become Customers Themselves. When you network, you can meet people who can potentially become clients.

 

3. New Ideas/Innovations. Networking can introduce new products, services, and business models that can enhance your existing practice.

 

4. Additional Connections. New introductions to other people can occur through networking. You may meet one person at an event who recommends you meet one of their colleagues and the connections continue.

 

5. Potential Business Partnerships. Meeting new people can build strong relationships. You may meet someone who you can partner with to help you grow your businesses together.

 

6. When you network, you can meet new people who can offer personal and professional advice which you may not have had the opportunity to get otherwise.

 

7. Certify Your Expertise. The more you network, you let people know what you do and you can become the “go-to” person in your industry. People will think of you first when they think of someone in your field of expertise.

 

8. Help Others. When you give back, you feel good and people remember what you do for them. “Helping” people during a networking event can result in new friends, relationships, and potential loyal clients. Some people will repay the favors and may help you out in the future or tell people what you did for them which could result in business growth.

 

9. Relationship Building. Building strong relationships with people includes building trust, belief, confidence, and friendship. All aspects of potential growth to your personal and professional life. The more people you know, the more potential business you’ll receive.

 

A sustainable business always includes some form of networking to keep building the right business relationships. Enjoy meeting people and keeping in touch with them. Your business will prosper.

 

For additional related articles, check out:

How to use LinkedIn to Network, Get Recruiters to Notice You, and Find a Job

Stop Struggling Paycheck to Paycheck as a Fitness Professional

Grow Your Fitness Business by Building Your Referral Community

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Sarah Koszyk is the founder of Family. Food. Fiesta. A family-based wellness program and recipe blog where she also conducts cooking videos with kids and provides families with healthy living tips. She is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach where she specializes in sports nutrition and adult and pediatric weight management. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, or LinkedIn. Sarah is also in charge of hiring employees and contractors.

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