If you’re looking to form and build relationships with members of your community, a business mixer might be what you’re looking for! Business mixers bring people with common interests and passions together for collaboration opportunities. Keep reading to learn how to plan your own!
Budget, Budget, Budget!
It’s easy to start planning an event and get wrapped up in all of your thoughts and ideas. You want this event to be the best—the one that everyone in the office will be talking about for weeks. As great as you want your mixer to be, it’s important to stick to a realistic budget. Finding one that leaves you room to be creative and plan some of the elements you want to have at the event, but also one that doesn’t break the bank, is always a good idea. It’s always a good idea to reach out to people in your community or people who have hosted previous business mixers to ask questions and gain insight.
Leave Time for Mingling
You might plan out a few games or icebreakers to get the evening started. You might even hire a live band or singer to set the mood. Whatever you choose for your entertainment, be sure to leave time for mingling. Don’t fill up your mixer with endless activities!
Advertise and Invite
A key component of a business mixer is having the right guests. If you’re looking to build connections in multiple areas of business, consider partnering with colleagues, entrepreneurs, and local businesses in your community. This can bring a wide variety of people to your event, which ends up expanding networking opportunities!
Don’t forget to have fun! This is an opportunity for collaboration and expanding your network. Be yourself, meet new people, and create new connections while having fun with the people at your event!