A major marketing challenge for most small business start up is getting the word out. Word-of-mouth marketing is one typically low-cost marketing method you can use to network your start up into greater visibility within a targeted community of potential clients.
According to PowerCore - Build Your Business Naturally, there are 21 types of business networking associations you could use to develop awareness of your business. The 21 Association Types chart published by PowerCore includes the Association Type, Frequency, Examples and Purpose of each networking association.
To take advantage of one or more of the association types listed print out the web page and check off which types of business networking associations are available to you. Also, note which types would most likely include people or businesses within your small business start up target markets.
You're going to spend your time some place promoting your start up. You might as well pick the best places to network your small business start up.