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Networking with confidence – top tips

15 March, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Does the thought of networking fill you with dread? It doesn’t have to if you follow some simple steps that will help you along the way

Networking can seem daunting at first but as we all know, practice makes perfect!

In this engaging in-person session at the BIPC in Jubilee Library, Mike Monk, founder of Advantage Business Mentoring will share his 15 top tips for successful networking, to give you the confidence and the tools to make the most of any networking opportunity.

This session will cover:

  • Choosing the right event for you and your business – networking events, trade shows, conferences, etc..
  • Be prepared before you go
  • During the event
  • After the event
  • Follow up
  • Referrals
  • Q&A
  • Networking – let’s put in practice what you’ve learnt

Our speaker

​With more than 30 years’ experience in business, Mike’s expertise is trusted by professionals across the South East. Mike is a specialist in sales strategies, franchising, networking, marketing and much more…

How can I help you?

I am an experienced Business Mentor who understands the problems facing new or small businesses. I will show you how to overcome these and to grow your business.

  • I will help you find more clients and new business
  • Provide solutions that improve your branding and marketing.
  • Show you new routes to market
  • Share my expertise in Sales & Marketing
  • Show you “How to Franchise your Business” I have been both a Franchisor and a Franchisee, so I understand how it works.
  • Train you in how to become a “Great Exhibitor” and Networker and how to get the best ROI from your Exhibitions.
  • How to be a great exhibitor – I run the Brighton & Hove Business Show held in June 2022 at the Amex Stadium.
  • I can show you how to take your business to the next level

I enjoy meeting people, networking and talking about various topics. I have helped many companies achieve great results by working with them to maximise their impact.


Increase your chances of business success

Business & IP Centre Sussex supports people to start, grow and protect their businesses in Sussex. Come and access our free market research and intellectual property databases and take part in our regular programme of workshops, webinars and networking events.

What if I don’t live / have my business in Sussex?

Find your local BIPC here to find out how they can help you: https://www.bl.uk/business-and-ip-centre/national-network



What is your cancellation policy?

The majority of our events are free, but places are often limited – especially for in-person events, therefore please make sure you cancel your place, if you are unable to attend. You can cancel through your Eventbrite booking or emailing bipc@brighton-hove.co.uk.

Can I attend if I’m not a member of the library?

Absolutely! Any Sussex based business/ person with a business idea is welcome. Though we always recommend joining the library as it’s free and will make accessing our databases, books and publications much easier.

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15 March, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


BIPC, Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street
Brighton, England BN1 1GE United Kingdom