It’s as true in business as it is in life: relationships are everything. Build the right ones, and your business will flourish. And by the ‘right’ ones, we’re not just talking about customer relationships. As crucial as those are, there are plenty of benefits to networking beyond making sales or picking up new clients.

Build a strong, supportive network of business relationships and you can tap into advice and mentoring opportunities, forge strategic partnerships and marketing collaborations, source talent, find service providers, raise funding… you get the idea!

In short, strong relationships equal stronger businesses. 

To dig a bit further into this idea, we’ve put together 6 statistics about business networking that provide interesting insights into how these relationships work, what their benefits are, and how we can all use them to drive our businesses forward. Let’s take a look.

6 business boosting benefits of networking

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  • Chelsey Taylor has nearly a decade of editorial experience in the fields of health and wellness, productivity, and most recently, small business. She loves words (...maybe a little too much), jumping around at fitness classes in Boston, her beagle pup, Beatnik, and being Managing Editor at Alignable, of course.