If we very quickly go into talking only about ourselves and our businesses, we’ve missed out the part that comes first – developing rapport. It’s not a sales pitch, it’s a conversation. And conversations are like tennis, they go backwards and forwards
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“ABN has been central to the expansion of my business in Aberdeen – enabling me to build relationships with other business owners that has resulted in both new business and a great support network”
“ABN has been central to the survival of Moment throughout the current crisis. The power of our network, the connections and referrals it has yielded, combined with the advice and support of Andrew and his team, has meant that we have been able to continue trading, with our full team employed. Several new contracts won directly as a result of ABN connections have set us on a course for continued, sustainable growth in line with our team ambitions”
“I’ve been a member of ABN for around 3 months. As a direct result of being part of the ABN community, I have taken on two new clients and have more in the process of becoming clients. On top of the direct commercial benefits, it also great to be surrounded by enthusiastic, driven individuals. All in all I’m delighted to be part of ABN”
“The value of ABN, from increasing brand awareness to having a series of advocates endorsing your business, has once again paid dividends. Recommendations from fellow ABN Community members led to a substantial PR contract agreement“
“Since starting my business last year, ABN has been instrumental in my success with around £9k of business won this year alone. Most of my clients are on monthly contracts so it is ongoing income. There are also a few enquiries out there and a few referrals from ABN members so it is growing all the time”
“ABN has genuinely had an impact on our sales with regards new clients, repeat business, as well as lasting relationships which we value“
What is ABN Community?
We launched ABN Community in July 2008 as a way for local businesses and organisations to network online for free. 11 years later, ABN Community is used by over 7000 people to raise their profile, make connections and gain new opportunities.
How do I use ABN Community?
Similar to what you probably already do on Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter, ABN Community gives you the chance to share more information about your business/organisation and what you do, add content (discussions, blogs, videos and events), make online connections with new/existing contacts, chat, develop new opportunities and have some fun!
Why should I use ABN Community?
ABN Community links perfectly to all ABN’s offline services too. Giving you a unique method of taking your online activity offline and your offline activity online. Over the last 11 years, our most successful business-winning members have combined both elements to benefit both themselves and their businesses.
ABN Networking events will help you grow the quality and quantity of your contact sphere and develop new opportunities with more north-east business and organisations
ABN Gold events give you the chance to develop relationships with ABN’s best-networked embers, as well as further opportunities at joint events with other networking organisations
Members have won £18m in new business.
Why not get in touch today, and you can find out more about how ABN can help support your business.