4Networking is a joined-up national business network, so if you’re a member you can rock up to any of the meetings anywhere in the UK. You book 10-minute meetings with only the people you’re interested in.
4Networking boasts more than 25,000 members and doubles its revenues year on year, mainly down to the fact founder Brad Burton is a social media and marketing firecracker. He started the business when he was £25,000 deep in personal debt, after a long stretch of unemployment and pizza delivering. Now, he's got more than 1,800 followers on Twitter, and prides himself on being contactable by anyone, any time. The team have worked hard on SEO to ensure they are the number one result on Google for 'business networking' - no mean feat. Brad's written a book to further market his cause and to encourage others to start up, eyecatchingly-titled Get Off Your Arse. He also gives motivational talks around the UK to get his and 4Networking's name out.
- Double revenues year on year
- Uses book, social media and motivational talks to market business rather than splashing out on pricey advertising