I am in the process of joining a local networking group. The group meets weekly and is dedicated to helping build each other's businesses. What makes me so excited about this group is there are 57 members who will get to know me. Why is that important, because I have always built my business on introductions I have received by the relationships I have developed. I know in time that this group will be a big part of my referral/introduction tree.
As I read through articles today, I just happened across an article "The Three R's of Networking" that talks about how to best utilize a group like this to get the maximum impact. I thought I would share it because there was some good stuff in there.
Keep tweaking your cookbook and have fun.