Networking Groups in the Greater Toronto Area
There are many networking groups in the corridor from Toronto to Niagara, The Greater Toronto Area. Each networking group has a different focus. Some, like the BizConX focus on informal individual networking. The Independent Women in Leadership network group focuses on the local business community of women with events before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm. Busy professionals are able to find an event that best suits their schedule. On this page we have listed some networking groups we recommend. A great source for finding networking groups of all kinds is a site called Meetup. Click here for the Meetup.com site.
Tips for great networking
- Be courteous, listen to everyone you meet to learn their story and how you can connect them to people who can help them with their businesses
- Don’t take up too much time of the people you meet at networking groups. If you would like to further the connection, suggest you meet for coffee at a convenient place at a later date.
- People only deal with people they like and trust. You won’t be able to make that kind of connection on your first meeting at network groups, so don’t try to “sell” people the first time you meet. You are attending networking groups to make connections to help others grow their businesses as well as grow your own.
Biz ConX – Hamilton and Burlington
This networking group is for women professionals both in the entrepreneurial and corporate sectors located in the Greater Toronto Area. It provides education, connections and networking to professional women in the Hamilton, Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Mississauga areas. All the events are held at the Waterfront Hotel, downtown Burlington, unless otherwise advised.