If you’ve got kids, getting to know other parents in the playground can be a great way to network. Not only might you find potential customers/clients, for example if you run a mobile hairdressing service, a parent might be interested when they find out what you do. Or perhaps you sell office supplies and another parent works for a company who is looking for a new office supplier.
If you can find other parents who are self-employed, or manage their own business, it can be a great place to network, share ideas and have a chat. If you’ve had a long day attached to the computer, working something through, it can be a light relief to have someone to talk to. You might even be able to swap services and each fill a knowledge gap in the other’s business acumen.