In this research paper the role of networking companies for small to medium size businesses (SMEs) in Auckland is investigated using qualitative research. Primary data was collected by a questionnaire distributed to SMEs and analysed using descriptive statistics. This primary data has been compared to similar secondary data (Harris, Rae & Misner 2012). Results from this study indicate that business networking companies can benefit SMEs by using a range of networking methods including social media, face-to-face meetings and informal gatherings. Results from this study are limited by: the size of the sample, which is only 120; convenience sampling; and atypical results when compared to Statistics New Zealand (http://www.stats.govt.nz/) demographics.