How to Conquer the October Blues

How to Conquer the October Blues
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Networking Organisation, Business Junction, Suggests How to Conquer the October Blues

‘I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.’ — Steve Jobs

October. Summer seems a distant memory and the Christmas festivities still far off, and with the nights drawing in, this can be the hardest time of all to get out and about meeting people and networking, especially when the sofa and the television beckon. But the difference between putting yourself out there or staying closeted at home can be huge – after all, it’s long been acknowledged that it’s not ‘what you know, but who you know’, which explains why consistent networking is so crucial to your business. Not to mention the pleasure of making new contacts and cementing existing ones.

So, to tempt its members and guests away from hearth and home, Business Junction has put together a great programme for October, with an array of splendid venues, including the fabulous Inner Temple, in the heart of the City, and the iconic champagne bar at St Pancras. Why not try them out and take advantage of a special offer for City Matters readers (see below): it could be the best (micro)investment you ever make!

With two lunch meetings, a breakfast and an evening event all lined up and filling fast, there’s much to look forward to in October. Not only that, but during October all new members will receive a bottle of Champagne Brugnon on joining.

Venues don’t come much better than the historic Inner Temple, one of the few remaining Georgian- style event halls in the City of London. On 5th October, Business Junction guests will enjoy exclusive use of the Luncheon Room and Parliament Chamber and an Indian-themed hot buffet_. There is also an opportunity to attend a pre-event guided tour and talk in the Temple Church, led by the Master of the Temple, The Reverend Robin Griffith-Jones._ This event is almost sold out. To book one of the remaining places or to find out more, click here:

It’s off to the other side of London on the 11th, to the Hyatt Hotel Stratford, located in the heart of Westfield Stratford’s shopping and entertainment complex and walking distance from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Expect to meet a lot of new businesses from the booming Stratford area. Booking and info here:

The ever-popular monthly champagne breakfast will take place on the 18th at the newly opened Gaucho Restaurant in Covent Garden, situated in an extension of the historic Royal Opera House. At this event you’ll have the opportunity to briefly present your business to other members and guests, which as well as helping others learn more about what you do, will also enable you to identify potentially valuable connections to catch up with after breakfast. More info here:

The month’s programme ends on a high note on the 25th at the iconic St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar by Searcys, a 1920’s Art Deco style restaurant with an innovative restaurant and destination bar up on the Grand Terrace. You won’t fail to be inspired by this fabulous venue, which provides the perfect setting in which to embark upon on new business relationships and renew old ones. Snap up your place now:

Check out our full Q4 calendar

 Please note that all our events cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

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Exclusive Special Offer for City Matters Readers

Enjoy 2 pairs of free tickets for any event in October. First come, first served! Email [email protected]

Networking Tip – It’s as much about the end as the beginning!

People are often afraid of how to get started at a networking event, but it’s easier than you think, especially given that the venue and/or the food provide a ready-made talking point in themselves. What can actually be trickier, though, is how to leave a conversation politely when you feel it’s time to move on. But don’t worry, chances are, the person you’re talking to probably wants to work the room a little as well. So just close gracefully by saying: ‘let’s connect on LinkedIn’ or ‘hope to see you at the next event’, or, simply, ‘It was great meeting you, hope you enjoy the rest of your day/evening.’

About Business Junction

Famously inclusive and informal, our popular events typically host business owners, directors and senior management from a rich mix of sectors. Professional hosts actively facilitate business-to- business connections, helping your company raise its profile and forge valuable new connections. An attendee list is circulated in advance to enable people to better prepare themselves, and making post-event follow-up simple and straightforward.

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