Want to join a networking group?

My spin: I network quite a bit. Not as much as others, but not as little as others. Ryze, CoF and others are for online networking. There’s many more and I have not even mentioned offline networking groups. As a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, I have the opportunity to attend their events and there are others too.
Joyce Rosenberg, AP Writer writes: Small business owners seeking to join networking groups are likely to find they have dozens, maybe even hundreds, of possibilities in their cities or towns.
But finding a group that’s right for you is a lot like hiring an employee or choosing an accountant ó you want to find one that fits your needs. It’s a business decision to be made carefully.
If you’re not sure where to look for a group, your local chamber of commerce can be a good place to start. And of course, other business owners you know might be in groups that interest you. Many groups allow prospective members to attend a meeting or two to check them out.
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