Join us on the next session of Inner Circle…


Join us on the next session of Inner Circle…

  • 00Days
  • 00Hours
  • 00Minutes
  • 00Seconds

4 Perks of Attending High-Quality Netowrking Events

Inner Circle Members 2023 at SenovvA Studio 1401 in Los Angeles, CA
Inner Circle members gathered at a networking event in Los Angeles, CA.

In the rapidly evolving world of plant medicine, entrepreneurs and business owners face unique challenges regarding compliance, payment processing and advertising. However, one factor remains constant: the power of networking. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore how Inner Circle, a groundbreaking B2B company in the plant medicine industry, is revolutionizing networking through mastermind events that connect high-integrity leaders. 

How do I know? Well, as an entrepreneur myself, I have gained invaluable advice, business ideas and connections through being a member of Inner Circle. While I had attended various networking events in the past, this was the first time I had attended tight-knit mastermind groups packed with industry leaders. 

Here are five things I learned about myself and my business when I started participating in high-quality networking events.

#1. Learning From Peers and Industry Experts

Networking events offer a unique opportunity to meet professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries. Many business owners and entrepreneurs have worked in various industries or multiple sectors of one specific industry. 

It’s important to note that not all networking events will leave you feeling inspired. Trust me, I’ve attended hundreds of virtual and in-person events, and very few have actually left a lasting impact on my life. In fact, some of them have left me feeling more discouraged than when I arrived. 

By choosing a tight-knit networking event, you can spend more 1:1 time with each guest and have more valuable conversations with the people you meet rather than rushing through quick, surface-level engagements.

Listening to firsthand accounts of what worked and what didn’t provides practical insights you can apply to your business. Industry veterans often reveal hidden pitfalls and shortcuts that can save you time and resources on your entrepreneurial journey.

Remember, if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re probably in the wrong room.

#2. Boosting Confidence and Visibility

Everyone at a networking event brings something to the table–including you. Whether you’re a new entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner– your feedback matters. In these dynamic gatherings, professionals of all levels converge, each with unique stories, expertise and perspectives.

For vetted industry experts, engaging with fresh faces can lead to a novel outlook on challenges they’ve long grappled with. On the other hand, emerging entrepreneurs (like myself) eagerly absorb insights from those who have faced and overcome the challenges that arise when starting a business. 

When I first started attending networking events, I was extremely nervous. Many guests already knew each other and seemed far more established than I was. But as time went on, I found that even I, a new business owner in an unfamiliar space, could offer seasoned vets a ton of valuable insight. After just a few networking events, I landed two new clients and made my first business deal. 

By participating in networking events, you will raise your profile within the industry and gain the confidence and skills to contribute your valuable skillsets and create a community fueled by mutual growth.

#3. Gaining Constructive Feedback

Unless you’re surrounded by entrepreneurs and business owners in your day-to-day life, you probably aren’t getting high-quality advice about your business. Attending mastermind sessions, retreats or networking events is a great way to get the direction you’re looking for from people who have faced similar challenges. 

One of the most valuable pieces of information I learned from networking was the importance of investing in your business. If you are investing in your business in the right places, it should be SAVING you time and money, not costing you. The people you hire, the partnerships you build and the resources you spend money on should never decrease the value of your business. If they are– you should reassess the people you do business with. 

Information like this is rarely found on the internet. At least, that was the case for me. It wasn’t until I started attending networking groups and masterclasses that I was enlightened with this kind of advice. 

When I found myself struggling to function as a solopreneur and afraid to invest the little money I had into my business, I was quickly reminded that this was not a sustainable or lucrative headspace to be in. 

Rather than cutting costs, I dove into investments and partnerships. As a result, I cut down on the tasks that I was expending valuable time on, which allowed me to invest my time and skills in the areas of business that generate revenue.

#4. Keeping Up With Industry Trends

The business landscape is constantly in flux, with new trends and technologies emerging regularly–especially in the cannabis industry. Networking events serve as hubs for discussing these trends and engaging with industry experts allows you to stay updated on the latest developments in your field. 

Whether it’s discussing the impact of new regulations, the adoption of cutting-edge technologies, or shifting consumer preferences–these conversations keep you ahead of the curve. 

I like to think of Inner Circle’s mastermind events as intentional networking. Unlike other platforms, Inner Circle goes beyond connections–they offer a comprehensive approach to help navigate compliance, legal advertising, payment processes and more. Thanks to their system, Inner Circle’s masterminds attract people who show up intending to learn and educate, not waste your time. 

Growth Through Networking

In a dynamic industry like plant medicine, networking is a cornerstone of success. Inner Circle’s mastermind events provide a bridge to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from industry experts and position yourself as a leader in the field. As you embrace networking opportunities, you’ll grow your B2B network and contribute to advancing the entire plant medicine industry. 

In closing, remember that every interaction, every shared insight, and every connection made at these events strengthens not only your business but the collective progress of the plant medicine community.

Is Inner Circle Right For You?

Inner Circle members get personal access to the collective network of the people we rely on and do business with daily. At Inner Circle, our network is your network.

More To Explore