How networking effects your business - Atlanta, Georgia.
There are many fears in making a move like this, but mainly there is a lot of positivity around the big move.
Firstly, Marketing Eye is awesome. It's a brand that excels in small business marketing. I can put my hand on my heart and say that we help small businesses grow. I also believe that it is a 'no-brainer' to engage Marketing Eye because of the amount of extra marketing activities and programs that companies get for no additional cost.
We are not just a marketing consulting firm. We are a family where small businesses will be supported in their endeavour to grow and become big businesses.
The biggest trepidation about moving to another country is the fear of building networks. Putting yourself out there on a regular basis is not only exhausting but at times confronting. I also know from experience, the more you put yourself out there, the more likely you are to get criticism. It' human nature after all and everything is a numbers game.
Atlanta is a magnificent city. I have come to love the people in it and what the 'big country town' has to offer. I can't wait to be deeply intrenched in every bit of Atlanta from the arts, to enjoying the local restaurants and people.
I have a good bunch of friends from a global entrepreneurs organisation that I have met around the world, which is a start. I also have a couple of Australians who I know live there which will help on the days I get home sick.
Building networks when you are trying to grow a business aggressively is important. Here's some tips on how an Aussie moving to Australia intends to expand her networks;
1. Contact any groups associated with Australians doing business in Atlanta or the US.
2. Contact Austrade, a government funded body that helps Australian businesses expand into countries throughout the world.
3. Join entrepreneurs groups like EO (Entrepreneurs Organisation) and any others that are around.
4. Contact any women in business groups in the area.
5. Have lots of dinner parties and invite friends and encourage them to invite others.
What are you tips on networking in a new city?