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We help savvy entrepreneurs and professional women grow by connecting them with opportunity , resource and choice.

Business in Heels is a global women’s networking organisation driven by the understanding that women do it differently! Locally we run events and develop a support network that inspires women with an entrepreneurial spirit, to connect and find a way of working together. It’s women's business networking at its best.
 

Globally we connect women and enable them to expand their business beyond their locations through our website and social media. We are local and global.


If you are a professional businesswoman, wanting to do it your way or help others do it theirs, then Business in Heels is for you. Whether you work from home, or are an executive business woman, you will find the support you need to access business resources such as business grants and all the professional services you need to achieve your business goals. Professional business networking with like-minded women in business will make sure you are connected with many business opportunities and choices.

 

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At a Business in Heels event, you can learn from a great line up of guest speakers, be in the running for some amazing door prizes and leave with a goody bag packed with value provided by Event Partners who understand the value of giving..... all over a glass of bubbles.
 

Become a member of your local branch and our international network. You can find local branches in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates and Nepal with many more coming soon!


As a woman in business your key tool for success is your network. Join with us and make new connections. By joining free you get a profile page and member priced tickets to our events. If you need to get your business name out then become a diamond member, this puts you go onto our directory and gets your business promoted to our 25,000+ connections.


Oh, and if you are interested in becoming the centre of your own network, then check out our franchise opportunities

 

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Latest Blog

Revering the Referral


At Business in Heels, we love a statistic!  So imagine how we feel when we find three of them in a row!!!


The New York Times found that 65% of new business comes from referrals.


Nielsen found that people are 4 times more likely to purchase when referred by a friend.


Texas Tech found that 83% of consumers are willing to refer after a positive experience.


We mention these because referrals are the main reason people attend networking events.  So it makes sense to be the giver of referrals to build up your store of goodwill.  Imagine the sense of gratitude you will be instilling in others if you refer business to them.  Is this likely to come back in spades?


The Referral Cues


There are a few classic ways people alert you to their needs.  These include…


A complaint,


Confusion,


A success story.


Complaints – if something isn’t going well in your world you want to get it fixed.  Right?  Others are the same so connect the complainant with the solution provider.  Simple.


Confusion – “I don’t know how to…”  This is a golden moment for offering help to someone.  You may not be the solution to the problem but if you can connect the confused to the clarifier you’re lookin’ good!


A success story – The people on cloud 9 because business is going booming may well be looking to expand.  They could be looking at new signage, logos, websites, a commercial lender, business coach.  But you’ll never know unless you ask.  Try, “What will you need to make this growth happen?”


Now, you may not feel like exposing your contacts on a first meeting.  Perfectly acceptable.  However – you might.  It’s up to you.  If you don’t, the people saying these things are great for hooking up with later as they are people you are in a position to help.  So organise a date to learn more about their business!  If you become confident, pass on the names you were holding back previously.


The Bottom Lines


Learning about people’s businesses enables you to listen for particular cues that highlight their needs.


Helping people increases your store of goodwill.  A store of goodwill increases the chance of people wanting to help you. 


Isn’t that what’s it’s all about?


If you have enjoyed this excerpt from "The Heel to Toe of Networking" By Jo Plummer and Lisa Sweeney, then download the book NOW.


 

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