Networking Opportunities: Why They Matter for Your Business
If you’ve had the opportunity to purchase your custom event tents and gear from SkyLine Canopies, you know that their customer service is amazing. What you might not know is that Sandra partners with other area businesses to help provide you with that great experience. Whether you are looking for advertising and networking opportunities or simply tools to keep your business working smoothly in your city, take the time to check out a few of SkyLine Canopies partners. After all, a good branded event display is important, but not as important as those connections you make with others in your community.
New Braunfels Boss Babes
Empowered Boss Babes is New Braunfels’ local source for empowering women in business through networking opportunities. The group focuses on supporting local businesses through events, assisting small business owners in finding new clientele and introducing members to local establishments that they may not visit otherwise. While they offer events in New Braunfels and surrounding communities, Empowered Boss Babes was initially known for its online Facebook networking group that offers monthly trainings and support for female entrepreneurs.
Business Among Moms (BAM)
As a leader among membership-based communities, Business Among Moms (BAM) is known for serving entrepreneurs that are also moms. Membership in the BAM tribe brings with it networking opportunities — they have more than 35,000 members — and the ability to find or offer employment, gain education and even spotlight your business. If you are a mom entrepreneur, it might be worth checking out BAM to help you skyrocket your business to the next level.
New Braunfels Jaycees
The New Braunfels Jaycees is a young professionals organization for aspiring leaders ages 18 to 40. The organization is known for preparing members to become business and community leaders, while helping them grow their network, engage in the community and increase their professional education. Members participate in various volunteer opportunities in an effort to create a better New Braunfels. Member efforts in 2019 alone allowed the group to donate $10,000 to organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, River City Advocacy, Surviving Life and more. If you are a local New Braunfels leader under 40, we highly recommend getting involved with the Jaycees.
New Braunfels Chamber
The New Braunfels Hispanic Business Alliance is a non-profit organization that works to promote, advocate and educate our Hispanic community with the goal of improving opportunities for success. It was formed in 2013 under the guidance of the New Braunfels Chamber. The Hispanic Business Alliance supports and encourages Hispanic participation in the New Braunfels business community.
The HBA hosts numerous networking opportunities and events throughout the year, including the Dia de los Muertos Festival from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 in Downtown New Braunfels. This year will be the fourth annual event, which is free to the community and celebrates the Hispanic culture with kids activities, food trucks, arts & crafts, vendors, live entertainment, an ofrenda (offering space — a great place to use your branded event display), shopping, contests and more. The HBA launched a Small Business Grants program this year through funds raised from the Dia de los Muertos Festival, providing additional funds to qualifying small businesses who have an immediate need or will use the funds for expansion.
City of Austin
As a resident or business owner in the greater Austin area, the City of Austin provides a wealth of resources. Businesses, small and large, are able to obtain sales and tax permits, learn about classes and events, apply for incentives and grants, and stay up to date on the latest business and area news. Residents have the opportunity to keep up with health and public safety news, learn about upcoming art and leisure events, and connect with neighborhood resources. Check out the City of Austin website and make sure to bookmark it so you can stay apprised of all things related to Austin, Texas.
City of San Antonio
The City of San Antonio provides a wealth of information on their website for residents and businesses alike. Learn about bidding and contracting opportunities, connect with city council and staff, and engage with the city officials through social media. Residents and tourists can learn about cultural events in the area, pay their San Antonio Water System bills, and even obtain garage sale permits on the site. Whether you are living or working (or both) in the City of San Antonio, don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the city and the services it provides.
Get Involved in Your Community
Involvement in the local community is good for any business, but especially for those that are locally owned and operated. By taking the opportunity to get involved, you show your customers that you care and — maybe more importantly — you get to hear what matters most to the people that support your business. The truth is, you can’t meet your customers’ needs if you don’t know what they are.
Community involvement can also come with perks for your business. When you embrace networking opportunities with other business owners, you might find someone with whom you can exchange ideas or partner with to increase business for both companies. Additionally, the more people you meet, the more chances you have to share about your business and increase your brand awareness.
Are you involved in your community? If not, we at SkyLine Canopies urge you to get started by grabbing your branded event display for the next event in your area. Check out our custom event tents, advertisement flags and much more. We look forward to serving you through our business and out in the community.