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Powerful Networking Professional Women
It's not just what you know,
but who you know that makes the difference.
And who but another woman really understands
how best to help a "sister" woman in business.
Welcome to freshconnections, a business networking organization for women founded in Mystic, CT in January, 2010.
At freshconnections, we are all about networking - by professional business women, for professional business women.
Our goal is to use the power of women-only-networking to discover, reveal, focus & unleash the amazing strengths hidden within every woman.
Although our charter chapter was started by business women in Mystic, CT, there are now freshconnections networking groups throughout New London County and beyond, including Groton, Old Saybrook and Stonington, Connecticut, and North Kingstown, Wakefield and Warwick, Rhode Island!
Network ~ Learn ~ Grow ~ Prosper
At freshconnections, we are all professional business women. Some of us are business owners; others employees. But we are all women, looking for ways to:
- use networking to expand our business
- be a part of a small networking group for business women only
- improve our personal marketing strategies and skills
- use networking to provide personal as well as professional support
- share and learn new techniques to help us succeed as women in business
According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Business networking is a socioeconomic activity by which groups of like-minded business people recognize, create, or act upon business opportunities. A business network is a type of social network whose reason for existing is business activity. There are several prominent business networking organizations that create models of networking activity that, when followed, allow the business person to build new business relationships and generate business opportunities at the same time. A professional network service is an implementation of information technology in support of business networking.
Many business people contend business networking is a more cost-effective method of generating new business than advertising or public relations efforts. This is because business networking is a low-cost activity that involves more personal commitment than company money.
As an example, a business network may agree to meet weekly or monthly with the purpose of exchanging business leads and referrals with fellow members. To complement this activity, members often meet outside this circle, on their own time, and build their own "one-to-one" relationship with the fellow member.
Business networking can be conducted in a local business community, or on a larger scale via the Internet. Business networking websites have grown over recent years due to the Internet's ability to connect people from all over the world.
Business networking can have a meaning also in the ICT domain, i.e. the provision of operating support to companies / organizations, and related value chains / value networks.