Networking for business success in Spain

networkingIf you’re renting long term on the Costa del Sol and working for yourself, you are not alone! During the financial crisis, more and more people decided to set up their own business and many have survived and are looking forward to better times. There are definitely green shoots appearing and high tourism and more optimism generally is encouraging spending, but it’s still important to get out there and establish yourself to boost business, increase exposure and, very importantly on the Costa del Sol, generate trust in you and your company.

One very good way to do this, as well as making good business contacts and making friends is networking.

No matter where you live there are groups arranging regular meetings in your area. September is the start of the business season after summer, so there are lots coming up, here are just a few:

Charity Networking Marbella 10/09

A special networking event to promote social entrepreneurship from environmental charity Arboretum Marbella and raise money for their campaign ‘step by step to make a dream come true’. The event will be held in Arboretum’s stunning edible garden on Wednesday 10th September from 18.30-20.30hrs with refreshments, speed networking and group discussions about sustainable business practices and developing a strong local economy.  Cost – 20€ per person (all proceeds go to the construction of the Domo Confianza) RSVP – maria@arboretummarbella.com

Networking Manilva 17/09

A new networking group is being launched on September 17, 2014 from 18.30 to 20.00 in Villa Matilde, Sabinillas in association with Costa Women and supported by the Manilva Town Hall. This monthly networking event will offer the business community on the Western Costa del Sol a friendly and open environment to build their network, find suppliers and make new contacts. The event will cost 5€ to include the networking activities and refreshments and will take place on the third Wednesday of each month. To register please email info@shawmarketingservices.com

Golf Tournament & Networking 25/09

Doing business on the golf course is a well-known side effect of a great game and with this in mind the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain in collaboration with Marbella Golf Country Club is organizing their 5th Annual BCCS Golf Tournament on 25th September, an all-day event including a Golf Tournament followed by an evening dinner and live entertainment, presentation and prizes. Non-member price/person: 85,00 € RSVP andalucia@britchamber.com

Best of luck growing your business and establishing yourself on the Costa del Sol, it’s a great place to live!

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