Dozens of FREE Events every week (and a couple of low-cost options too!)
Not all of these will appear in our main listings and calendar views, because of how the site works - so I’ve created a special group page here on NiS where I can list the latest no-fee networking opportunities (some of them free for a limited time only) and others at a crazy low price.
Check them out by clicking the NAME LINKS below to take advantage of 'no-fee networking' - it may not go on forever... but it's great while it lasts!
30-Minute LINKEDIN CLINIC... on Wednesday Afternoons from 2-2.30pm Keith Grover is running a FREE drop-in session sharing LinkedIn Tips'n'Tricks - all welcome, from novice to Ninja. It's 'knowledge networking' (not selling networking!) - resuming in January 2022...
BORDON BIZHUB...currently some of the Hub's Virtual BizHub sessions are FREE for first time visitors, offering business training and networking with other local business owners and self-employed people online - look for 'It's my first time, it's free' when you book your ticket.
ENTERPRISE CONNEXIONS... Martin Fowler's ECX are running a promotion for new Guests (who have never attended - or not for over 12 months) to attend for FREE Wednesday, Thursday & Friday breakfast meetings - just click on the link here or in our main listings, and ECX will contact you via email to book you into your chosen meeting.
ENTERPRISE NATION - with NiS Members Becky Upton and Jarmila Yu - FREE 'Lunch and Learn' and teatime webinars Most Weekdays... EN also offers a ton of FREE resources including eBook and eLearning Business Accelerator videos in collaboration with Amazon - details here...
EPSOM BUSINESS CLUB - a breakfast event every third Thursday of the month, FREE during Lockdown. for businesses in and around Epsom and Ewell (the clue's in the name!)
FIRST FRIDAY CAMBERLEY - NiS Member Jamie Morgan of Help Me Grow runs FREE in-person networking events in a pub at lunchtime on the first Friday (no surprises there!) of each month. Other free First Friday events are held in venues in Sussex.
FSB FREE EVENTS... - the Federation of Small Businesses is running Regional events Every Weekday that are currently FREE to FSB Members and non-Members alike. You need to create a free account once only to attend all events, and the website isn't all that user-friendly - but hey, they're free and nationwide, so get in there! The FSB are currently offering FREE Digital Marketing Course Videos here...
HAPPY NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT... and if 'crossing the Pond' appeals, this US-based organisation (the clue's in the spelling! :0) is running FREE events Every Weekday (50 per week, open to all-comers) and extending its reach with new UK & Ireland, India, Canada and Worldwide Groups. Americans do it bigger!
LINKEDIN LOCAL... - these informal Monthly Evening get-togethers have become a global phenomenon and are usually FREE of charge. Before Lockdown we featured evening LI Locals run by NiS Members in Guildford, Farnham and Woking - see our regular listings for these now virtual events - or search Eventbrite and brazenly gatecrash LiLs in Basingstoke, Exeter, Derby (and even Tampa Bay Florida last time we searched! :0)
OMNI LOCAL NETWORKING have introduced FREE Speed Networking hours fortnightly on Wednesday evenings - click the link to see all their meetings listed in calendar format.
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PEPPERCORN NETWORKING... - NiS Member David Harris is offering £10 per month membership to his new weekly Thursday Afternoon SpeedNetworking Club (equivalent to just £2.50 per meeting)! And from July 2021 they are running half-hour Monday morning Power of Four meetings (4-person Breakout Rooms) included in the price...
#GuildfordBuzz... this 2-hour Surrey Monthly Morning event from the BusinessBuzz stable, hosted by NiS Member Jane Tyson costs just £6 including tea/coffee, and is currently back to in-person format in Guildford. Other Buzz events are still online (listed as Virtual) using the Remo platform (makes a change from Zoom!) which allows you to move around at will and join tables of up to 6 fellow attendees. All Buzz events are listed on their website - open to all at £6 per meeting (London @ Befordshire meetings £10).
RH NETWORKING - in parallel with his paid in-person breakfast meetings, Dan Reynolds runs 'Bitesize' coffee-time online networking events with a Member guest speaker sharing their expertise for just £2.99