When we began BLOK our main intention was to bring people together and create strong connections which supported as many businesses as possible big or small. We’ve now got nearly 50 members and we’d really like to make sure you are getting as much as possible from the group.
What we would like to know is what you would like from the BLOK website? Would you like a social network where you can share ideas and chat with other business owners? Or would you like a more formal forum where you can pose questions and hear others viewpoints? These are questions we need answers to so we can create the best space possible for you to use.
Another aspect of the website which we are working on is a list only available to members with other member’s details. How much you chose to share would be completely up to you, the intention would be if you met someone at a meeting and didn’t get their business card but wanted to keep in touch their details would be on the website. Or if you wanted to recommend somebody then you would just be able to copy and paste. Again, we’d love to hear what you think.
Face to Face Networking
We appreciate that everyone has different commitments and can’t always make our evening meetings. However, you still want the opportunity to network and meet people or to ensure that you do make that date with the fellow member who sounds like they might really be able to help you, or you them. With this in mind we would like to encourage networking afternoons, these will be held at different venues around Knaresborough and you can arrange to meet another member there or just turn up and see who else is available to speak to. At the same time you’ll be supporting another local business, even if you just buy a cup of tea.
These meetings should allow for making stronger connections with your fellow members and give you more opportunity to see the links between your businesses. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to make new friends too! We’ll keep you updated as to when and where these are, if you have a venue which might be suitable, please feel free to give us a shout too. You’d be amazed what you learn about people whilst having a cup of tea and a cake and what a difference it could make to your lives!
We’d like BLOK to be a networking group that really works for you, please do get in touch and tell us what you’d like. We have some fabulous members and some great events coming up, we hope to see you there!