As a business owner, it’s important that you are always looking for ways to reach out and connect with more people to build your business relations. Whether you are seeking out new investors, other entrepreneurs to collaborate or you are trying to find new clients, it’s crucial that you continue to forge business relationships, no matter what position your company is currently in. If you fail to network with others in your industry and reach out to new people, you will be quickly be left behind in a business world that is becoming increasingly connected.
Bangkok is an exciting city and has become a thriving location for startups and entrepreneurs to base themselves. With the rising costs of commercial office rents, more people are choosing to operate their businesses from shared office space. The benefits of coworking spaces cannot be understated as they give business owners the opportunity to reduce their business costs, forge new business relationships and enjoy all of the perks that premium coworking spaces can provide. Working from a coworking space allows you the opportunity to meet new people, foster business relationships and build a network of contacts in Bangkok that you can rely on to help your business succeed.
Continue reading to learn how you can improve your business relationships and grow your network from a coworking space in Bangkok.
Coworking spaces are social environments that invite conversation and the opportunity to engage with others. However, this is also a work environment, so it’s important that you are tactful in how you approach people. If you are taking a break and others are too, then strike up a conversation or suggest meeting for a coffee at the end of the day. A simple ‘hello’ is always a great starting point and you never know what kind of a business relationship striking up a conversation could ultimately lead to. At a coworking space in a friendly city like Bangkok, meeting people should not be difficult but you might need to take the first step. The best working spaces have free weekly events that can be anything from community meetups to happy hours and these can be a great way to interact with your coworking colleagues in a more casual environment.
Use the opportunities you have while working alongside others, to suggest collaborating in some small way. You don’t need to start a merger but a simple gesture can go a long way to forging a meaningful relationship. If you think that you could benefit from working with someone you have met at the coworking space, suggest a collaboration that can be beneficial to you both. Premium providers offer free tea, coffee and spring water, so why not take a break and hash out a few ideas with your new potential collaborator.
If you are looking to strengthen your relationship with your investors or clients, it’s crucial that you make a great impression. Premium coworking providers will provide you with a 5-star business address to use on your website, business cards and other materials. With a prestigious address attached to your business, you will gain instant credibility with anyone involved in your business processes. Whether that is suppliers, customers, investors or your business partners, when they see that your business is attached to a prime Bangkok location, it will create an impression of success that will help to strengthen your relationship with them.
In business, it’s often not about what you know but who you know. It’s critical that no matter where in the world you are working form that you build a network of like-minded people who can help you move towards closer to your business goals. In Bangkok, a productive but social environment like a coworking space is a great way to meet other professionals who you can connect with. Forging out new relationships with those in the space could be the first step on the road to success for your business.
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