5 Things You Can Learn by Networking Outside Your Industry

At More Floods, we believe that networking is a best practice of a business owner who is doing business well. This is why our business isn’t just about providing business owners with proven operational resources and marketing strategies, it’s about connecting with you with entrepreneurs who are just like you. We’re not just a business, we’re a network, and through a membership with more floods you have the opportunity to connect with other water damage restoration specialists online.

If we’re being honest, connecting with other water damage restoration specialists isn’t enough. We believe you can learn important business lessons from professionals in other industries and that you should be networking locally on a regular basis. Here are a few ideas of questions you should be asking at your next networking event.

How do you find new employees?

Whether it’s a cleaning company, electrician, or construction company, the local businesses you connect with may be able to offer helpful insight on finding talent in your area. Find out how they advertise their job openings and what has and hasn’t worked in the past.

How do you train your employees?

Good training programs should be adapted when something isn’t working well or when you find new ideas. Ask fellow small business owners how they tackle employee orientation and continued education throughout their career and adapt their ideas to fit your business.

How do you keep expenses low?

It never hurts to hear an outside perspective on avoiding unnecessary costs. Find out how businesses in other industries are staying on budget and keeping their expenses low.

How are teaching employees customer service skills?

Any business that works within the community should be training their employees to have excellent customer service skills. Use networking events as an opportunity to find out the best practices for encouraging employees’ customer service skills.

What kind of goals have you set for your business?

Seeing other small businesses reach their goals is inspiring and motivating. Take a few minutes to congratulate others on reaching their goals and take note of what you can learn from their hard work.

At More Floods, we help business owners in the water damage restoration industry streamline their operations so they have more time to grow their business. To learn more about our proven systems and becoming a More Floods member click here or call 1-866-667-3356.

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