1 They are safe havens for even the most inexperienced networkers
2 You market yourself to a number of people all at once
3 It helps you with your presentations skills and overall self-confidence
4 When you attend regularly you build trust- leading to people recommending you. Recently my friend Andy Bounds (great presentation skills presenter and trainer) got introduced to 2 companies which have become large clients. This was as a result of being a member of the largest breakfast networking club BNI. The funny thing here is that most people in BNI are involved in small businesses.
But think, “EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY’S SOMEBODY”