I have always been a very strong believer in networking, what one person may struggle to do alone, several may be able to do quite effectively. The thing that I notice about members the most here on SaleHoo, most seem to just be interested in doing their own thing, when there should be so many networking opportunities with so many people all of the same mind, in the same place!
Yes, every now and then someone will drop a post in the hope of lining up with others, but they never seem to lead anywhere. There have been a couple of larger ones actually get off the ground in the past, only to crash and burn for various reasons!
Come on people, let's get serious here. SaleHoo has over 50 thousand members world wide, that's 50 thousand opportunities if we could all get our act together. So, and I should point out that I have been painting my car today, and I may have sucked down a few more fumes than I should have lol, but let me throw this idea out there and see what you all think.
SaleHoo Social Groups, and I don't mean online groups. I mean members from different areas around the globe all meeting up with fellow members from their own areas.
Maybe a weekly coffee and the local cafe, bbq once a month to all get together, even tea and scones once a fortnight at Madge's place. It doesn't so much matter where or what you do as a group, it would be all about building trust within each individual group as you got to know each other, and then all work together on a common goal.
Once you have your own little group sorted and you have some solid ideas kicking around , then start looking at hooking up with other chapters from different areas, different countries to see if you can further your ideas together.
Maybe a group in the US wants to import a container load from China, then maybe a group from China could assist in making that happen for them, and so on.
What do we all have to lose, you get to put some faces to id's, make some new friends, create some ideas and have a good feed every now and then. I mean worst case scenario, should be a bit of fun. Best case scenario, opportunities could be flying left right and centre!
OK, now as I said, could just be me effected by paint fumes lol, but I'll throw that one on the table to see what you all think of it, and if we can at least get a couple of social groups up and running.