Networking Tips: Business After Hours
While not a new concept, Business After Hours is a phenomenal opportunity to expand your business and make new connections. Here are a couple tips to have a successful BAH:
- Have some snacks and light refreshments (hors d’oeuvres if you will) to bring people in.
- Have games to encourage interaction among your guests. Example: Celebrity ID Game. Have a famous person (musician, actor, public figure) stickered on your back. You have to ask others generic questions to find out who you are.
- Have drawings for prizes (they don’t have to be expensive) using everyone’s business cards as the drawing names.
- Be a host and talk about your story on how the business began or how you arrived at the business. Introduce your coworkers and key members of your business team.