Strawberries and Fizz
Whether it is coffee and cakes, strawberries and fizz or mince pies and mulled wine, seasonal refreshments make a networking event go with a bang! Hexagon Business Centres holds an informal networking event every few months to get tenants, virtual tenants and friends of Hexagon together.
For sole traders, new start-ups and people running small businesses, the social side of going to work is something that often gets overlooked. From a chat by the water cooler, when taking orders for a round of coffee, making a cup of tea in the kitchen or over lunch in the canteen, when you work alone or just with one or two others, often having that informal chat is something that is missed.
One of the nice things about having an office in a business centre is the opportunity to get together with fellow tenants at regular networking events. For people who work from home but have a business address with Hexagon as a virtual tenant, this provides an opportunity to talk about your business with other like-minded entrepreneurs as well as catching up with the latest sporting events (at todays ‘Strawberries and Fizz’ morning the topic was Wimbledon and the forthcoming World Cup football final…..without England!).
Getting together over a coffee also enables people to get some really useful business discussions going. It’s a good forum in which to ask questions about business, to seek advice and get feedback on ideas or to tap into someone’s contacts and find out who they would recommend for a certain task like book keeping or marketing, insurance or website designers. Maybe you want to see where others buy their stationery from, or who mends their computers and so the list goes on.
It is also a source of local business knowledge about what is going on in the area, who is moving, who is expanding, who has won an award or who has landed a big new contract. You never know, good market knowledge and contacts can sometimes lead to new business opportunities.
To find out more about being a tenant with a serviced office or being a virtual tenant with a business address at Hexagon Business Centres or just about when our next networking event is (or what the theme is!), call 01993 848770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org