How much does it cost to join a business networking group? And does it matter?

Recently I spotted some chat on Facebook about the comparative costs of different business networking groups, and it struck me that was missing the point…

“I implemented one more thing from the Retreat and it has resulted in a new client which gives me a positive ROI within 6 days”
Claire McTernan – Employee to Business Owner

“within two months I went from an average of one client per month from networking, to five clients”
Samantha Rollins, Trinity Accountants