Networking is a great way to promote your business and is often free. Meeting up for a chat and a coffee with similar business people can prove vital to making new contacts and drawing in new business. Getting your name out there and making new contacts can provide a good turnover of new business and if you can get your brand name out there people will recommend you if a friend or colleague requires the services that you can offer. For this to work you need to be able to meet and greet people and be confident in talking about what your business can offer and how you have helped other companies or individuals. Make sure that you attend networking business meetings with business cards and flyers etc so you can leave them with people. You never know when they may pass it on or someone sees it on their desk just at the right time.