There are hundreds of networking groups in Central Indiana. I know because we track them here at IndyAtWork. And that’s why I am begging you, please don’t start your own.
We have a whole section on networking groups in Indianapolis which includes a half-dozen subsections. Plus, some of those subsections have sub-subsections. And, we’re adding more all the time.
There’s already a ton of networking going on. We’ve got groups for young professionals. We’ve got groups for women. We have specific industry groups and groups for minorities. We have groups for specific industries. We even have networking groups that are intended for people in a specific industry that are part of a specific minority group.
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And what if you’re just interested in small business networking? There are over 40 BNI chapters and thousands of Rainmakers members in Central Indiana, and another dozen groups that are a lot like that. And if you’re interested in business networking in general, we have lots of different Indianapolis-area Chambers of Commerce.
So please, please, please, don’t start a new networking group. Just join an existing one. And especially if your idea for a new group has some kind of focus, because there’s probably one already.