"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with". These are Jim Rohn’s words, a successful American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. Surround yourself with people who have already achieved what you’re striving for or want the very same thing you’re working towards.
Think about it! What use is it for you to spend hours of your time hearing people complaining about their jobs and their partners? You need to start engaging in conversations that will inspire you, promote the flourishing of ideas and help you connect the dots that will make your business a success. If you’re based in London, you have no excuse not to start networking with people who will add value to your life. Here’s seven Meetup groups that you should attend immediately.
1. Entrepreneurs in London
With over 14.000 entrepreneurs and a significant influence in Europe, this is the most attended group in London. From parties to seminars and workshops there is a lot to get involved with. Some of their upcoming workshops include "How to become an unstoppable and fearless entrepreneur" and "How to get an explosive start (or restart) in networking marketing".
Join them here.
2. London Entrepreneurs Netowrk
If you would like to improve your pitching skills, then this group could not be more apt. The cool thing is that they allow up to ten members to give a pitch to the audience about their business ideas. A potential investor or partner could be listening to you in the crowd, you never know. They also hold numerous networking events, workshops and seminars.
Check them out here.
3. Developers and Entrepreneurs
These guys focus on internet/mobile startups which is a booming business opportunity. They are quite chilled and fun. Alongside their series of workshops and seminars, they run "Co-founder speed-dating events" to connect developers with entrepreneurs and help them come up with the next killer idea.
Join the fun here.
4. Startups, Entrepreneurs and Investors
These guys don’t mess about. They are serious and determined. This group will suit you well if you are the kind of person that likes to cut out the BS and talk straight about business. Plenty of networking events and "30 second sales pitch" opportunities. I told you they were not messing about.
Join over 3000 entreprenuers here.
5. #1 Entreprenuer Meetup, London
Over 2000 people have joined this group that has a very practical approach. Their philosophy is: "Keep learning, Generate new ideas, ask the community, be sociable, take action". Their events include talks by successful entrepreneurs. Plenty to discuss and be inspired by.
Look them up here.
6. Business Mentoring
Everybody needs a mentor. Even successful people admit they have a coach who helps keep them focused. If you currently don’t have one or are looking for one, this group could not be more suitable for you. They invite Professional Business Support Providers to offer their services at Micro Events. This is a great opportunity to gain access to Professional Business Mentors, Accountants, Lawyers, etc. for nearly no cost. They also have an admirable focus on charities and the voluntary sector.
Join them here.
7. London Creative Entrepreneurs Marketing Meetup
Are you a film-maker, photographer, designer or creative individual? This one’s for you. Business doesn’t have to be about products and apps. You can use your creative talents and still run a successful business. Learn how marketing is extremely important to you by attending their events.
Start networking here.
If you are an entrepreneur who’s just starting up you might want to consider joining one or more of these groups. Surround yourself with like-minded people and you’ll begin to notice a change in your mindset and a more practical approach to your business idea. You’ll start to feel that you need to take actions to impress the people you’ll meet. This will only result in a better and quicker business growth.
Let us know how you get on and feel free to send us further suggestions on what’s happening in London for entrepreneurs.