Most businesses recognise the benefits of developing their employees' knowledge and understanding of the industry and markets they work in.
Networking with others allows smaller businesses to share their experiences and ideas, learn from other businesses and professionals to improve in-house knowledge. Networking also helps develop your employee's social interaction and communication skills.
Businesses can network with educational establishments, trade organisations and other businesses.
This guide explains the workings and benefits of networking, the forms networking can take and how to make the most of active participation in networks.