Build Your Business Offline Too

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

Great tip last week from Eric Mandel, CEO of Blackmesh, posted on Business Week Online's Tip of the Day about growing your business offline.

Using Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, many small businesses have been able to increase their Internet presence and online footprint. However, when it comes to building meaningful business relationships, face-to-face, personal communication is still unmatched.

Often, businesses think of the large trade shows and conferences as key to meet-and-greets and networking. However, many small businesses should look to the local community as an easy and inexpensive way to introduce your business to new people, build relationships, and put a face to the company.

Looking for great ways to connect with the local business community in Columbus? Check out some upcoming networking opportunities offered by the Columbus Chamber:

Tuesday, Aug. 4; 5:30 p.m.
Business AfterHours

Tuesday, Aug. 4; 11 a.m.
Golf and Spa Day

Friday, Aug. 14; 7:30 a.m.
Member Orientation

Tuesday, Aug. 25; 4 p.m.
Capital Connections with Director Molitoris

Wednesday, Sept. 9; 3 p.m.
Business Insights – Living Your Brand

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009; 8 a.m.
Disney Keys to Excellence

Thursday, Sept. 24; 5 p.m.Columbus Chamber Clambake