Indianapolis, Indiana and Networking for Professionals

Indianapolis is home to many diverse small businesses of all kinds. Many business owners find it extremely helpful to attend networking events, especially the owners of startup businesses or potential entrepreneurs who are in the planning stages and looking for advice and contacts. 

Not only are Indianapolis businesses diverse, but so are the people who own them. There are Indianapolis networking groups and business events for Indianapolis women in business, tech professionals, young professionals and those in the GLBTQA community.

Here are some of the business events Indianapolis business owners should know about, regardless of your field or personal demographics:

Fast-Track Professional Networking: This is a “speed networking” event that is affordable ($20 if paid in advance, $25 at the door) and can help you make a lot of new connections quickly. Be prepared to hand out lots of business cards! Along with appetizers and an opportunity for open networking, attendees are also seated in small groups and asked to answer three questions about themselves in three minutes. This event is sponsored by Premier Speed Networking, and you can check their event listings to see when the next Fast-Track Networking event will be.

Rainmakers: This is a pricier option, but one with a great reputation for helping its members form deeper connections and more fruitful contacts. Membership in Rainmakers runs about $499 per year or $49 per month (as of this writing) and includes several benefits, such as networking opportunities, training and the Rainmakers app. A glance at the Rainmakers Events Calendar shows a wealth of roundtable events, networking events and workshops designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs get ahead.

If you need more Indianapolis networking opportunities or are looking for more business events to try, EventBrite has several listings in the area at any given time. You’re sure to find plenty of ways to make new connections and expand your network of colleagues, customers and friends.

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