Networking is a vital component for marketing yourself and your business. Being part of a networking group gives you the potential to expand your contacts and make important referrals.
Here are five professional Austin networking groups, with a little bit about the way each one functions.
This organization functions around the philosophy that by giving business to others you will get business in return. The mission is to help members increase their business through “structured, positive and professional word of mouth” that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
The website provides information on BNI international news as well as a database of BNI’s worldwide chapters and listings of directors and information on how to join. Alex, our founder & creative director, is a member of the ATX Powergroup chapter, and it’s had a huge, positive impact on our business.
The Austin Young Chamber of Commerce is the fastest growing young professional’s organization in Central Texas. Since its founding in 2009, it’s mission has been to develop and connect young professionals in Austin.
AYC provides valuable networking opportunities through events and guest speaker sessions that aim to generate business, community, and individual success.
Whether you’re looking to grow professionally, develop personally, expand your business network, make new friends or just learn about what’s happening in our city, the Austin Young Chamber is a great option!
With over 200 members and various events monthly, Texas Women in Business is an organization to watch out for! As a non-profit, TWIB has volunteered and given grants to other community organizations that make a difference in lives of women all over the Austin area.
Each month their luncheon offers a wonderful speaker, fantastic food, and great networking opportunities. They also offer free events such as coffee meetups and happy hours, so be sure to visit sometime! Our own Sarah Murphy is active in both the Marketing and Ambassador committees.
Networking Austin is a professional organization dedicated to providing valuable relationships and referral opportunities to professional Austinites. It attracts highly focused and driven people from various fields and careers.
There are two weekly meeting lead by professionals with years of experience providing valuable tips and techniques for generating sales within networking Austin. At each meeting, there’s assigned seating to encourage new connections and expand the networks of members.
Networking Austin creates a virtual sales team made up of Austin’s finest professionals that will help your business grow.
Network After Work provides monthly networking opportunities in over forty different cities. Their Austin events cater to face to face interaction among business professionals while exploring new venues such as clubs and meeting rooms.
These events attract professionals from many different industries and from all career levels. Every event happens after work hours and is organized to help people network effectively.
We hope that these local networking groups can help grow your business and connect you with many contacts and ventures in the future!