Business isn’t just about having plenty of ideas and good staff members (though these are of course very important!) It’s also about fitting into your local community, having other businesses that will look out for you and making sure people know you exist. Expanding your network in your local area is always going to be beneficial for you.
If you have a business that is already well established, you’re ready to start networking. Go to organised events, visit conferences, attend seminars… all of these events will be highly educational and informative as well as allowing you to meet other business owners just like you. Forming a strong business community around you means you will always have backup and someone to turn to. Knowing well established business owners is a beneficial business move, giving you someone who is a good example within your circle and network. They can give you advice and support and you can see firsthand how they run their business.