Finding new business opportunities with networking
Networking happens naturally at our friendly, informal monthly meetings. You will have the chance to build strong relationships with other members, key decision makers and the constant stream of visitors. If there’s a business on the Costa del Sol and in Marbella in particular that you want to do business with, there’s every chance one of our members knows them and could help introduce you.
Raising your profile
In addition to promoting your business at our meetings, you also receive an entry on the searchable members section on this Google-friendly website – including a direct link to your business website. This increases your visibility when non-members are searching for the services and products you provide. It also keeps you in the front of the mind of other club members and visitors. As a member you can also add your own news and events to this website, through a secure log-in, giving you valuable promotion and publicity.
Teaming up with like-minded businesses
At our meetings you will have the chance to get to know, and gain the trust of, businesses that complement the services and products you already offer. These strategic alliances will allow you to pitch for business opportunities for which you could not compete alone. Many businesses promote each other to their respective customer databases after meeting through Marbella Networking Club.
Gaining new ideas and inspiration
Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities to learn from fellow members and guest speakers who have tried and tested business ideas that you can adapt within your own company or organisation. Some meetings focus on skills and ideas that will contribute to your personal professional development. As a member you also have the opportunity to take the floor and share your own expertise and experience to inspire others.
Finding new suppliers
Our membership includes professionals who are among the best at what they do. Whatever services you need to run your business, or improve your profitability and efficiency, you are likely to be able to find a recommended supplier within the ranks of the business club. By keeping more business-to-business revenue in the local economy we are all helping our own community.
In addition to these benefits, annual membership is an affordable 200 euros per annum – providing a competitive rate that is hard to beat. The breakfast meeting with guest speaker are 15 Euros and this provides breakfast plus tea or coffee. Bi Monthly e-newsletters are automatically sent out to all members including information about forthcoming events of interest including occasional training courses and workshops.
Lisa Toni Pratt, the founder of the company, has over thirty years of experience of living and working on the Coast.
She has many years of experience in marketing and promoting travel, hotels and events. Promoting weddings, conferences and banqueting is one of her key strengths and exhibitions. She has worked several Hotel Leisure & Travel Trade fairs in the UK, France, Belgium and Spain. She also has retail and fashion experience such as Cosmo show London fashion week in PR. She loves organizing trade fairs and events of all kind and adores attending exhibitions and shows to launch new companies. Excellent at promoting new offers and marketing campaigns. Experienced at writing brochures and literature for hotels, travel agencies, energy companies, retail, spa and leisure businesses.
Having lots of experience in writing web pages and adverts and also radio adverts. Interpreting services is an additional service offereded at exhibitions. Interpreting and public relations is a passion. Being known to be very good at selling and she has a good friendly positive attitude with people. Hard-working, trustworthy, punctual and smart, Lisa is fluent in English, French and Spanish. She types 80 words a minute, has a pleasant manner and telephone voice and has good secretarial skills. She’s a very bubbly person and love connecting people and organizing networking events. She’s the founder of Marbella social events and Marbella Networking Club.