Networking is a huge part of starting and running a small business. The more people you know, the better it will be for your business. From finding potential business partners to making deals that will put your business on the fast track to success, networking is key.
So, what’s the easiest way to network in San Diego? For small businesses, that would be the Small Business Referral Group (SBRG).
Founded in May 2014 by Chris Williams, the SBRG offers small business owners an informal environment to meet with their peers and form lasting relationships through breakfast meetings, lunch and learns, and mixers.
Members aren’t pressured to give referrals like some networking groups. Rather, they are simply given the opportunities for networking and left to do what comes natural: meet people, build trust and — if they deem it to be appropriate — give a referral to a fellow member.
The SBRG costs $295 per year to join, plus there is a one-time $75 application fee.
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