Can I honestly say that I have received business from every networking meeting I have attended? Of course not; time, dedication, patience and persistence is required to acquire business. However, I can say that I have learnt something valuable from every single meeting, and spoken to interesting, helpful people who have become valuable contacts. Networking has connected me with the right people to help me on my journey, and I have won much of my business by delivering my core business message time and time again. Networking works, but how can you ensure you are maximising your opportunities?