Back at the excellent Gringos Tequila Bar the Norwich Kitty Networking Group was again packed to the rafters with fun and relaxed business networkers.
A recent theme has been the number of new businesses in the room and this week didn’t disappoint in that respect. Four new faces joined with a lot more familiar ones to enjoy the networking event at this popular Prince of Wales Road venue.
After Norwich Kitty Networking Group host Paul Rudd had read everyones ‘30 words‘ to introduce each business to the room he moved on to the second half of the meeting known as ‘going to TOWN’ where Testimonials, Offers, Wants and News are featured. As he did so it soon became apparent there was another theme developing, that of discounts – or ‘Kitty Cuts’ as we like to call them. Business owners offering genuine savings on their products and services to fellow Norwich Kitty Networking Group members is a much underrated benefit and we counted at least half a dozen such offers last night. The famous phrase ‘a penny saved is a penny earned’ has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin and first appeared in an edition of the Pall Mall Magazine in September 1899! Well over a century on and this philosophy still holds strong with one new Norwich Kitty networking Group member estimating she’s already saved over £300 in her first six months of networking, very good value when considering her £149 annual membership fee!
A key component of Norwich Kitty Networking Groups success is the ability to keep networkers networking once the main business of the evening has been conducted. The venue itself plays a large part in this by offering complimentary food to all attendees. A simple offering maybe, but one that ensures people stay longer, network for longer and spend more money over the bar of course! Andrew Skalli, the owner of Gringos never disappoints in this respect and we were very appreciative of a delicious hog roast last night. Thanks Andrew and roll on the Golden Star next Thursday…