Matching Members Online
BizConnect matches professionals with similar business and personal interests, sending emails every time there is a match! Build new relations and meet your future clients, members and referral sources.
BizConnect's MATCH breaks the ice and makes a cold call warm. Business development is a lot like social dating. Let BizConnect introduce you to serious business people who like to help serious business people.
New member dashboard provides free advertising space for your business. Log in to our members’ only portal and post your free ads. Update your profile, refer one member to another and meet our newest members.
When You Land The Big Meeting
By Lauren Kahn
One of the greatest feelings for any business professional or networker is the feeling you get right after securing a big meeting with an important potential client or contact. Perhaps you’ve been pursuing the lead for a long time, or maybe you sent a cold email, or only reached out once, but never thought the person would actually respond. Well, congratulations—you landed the meeting!
So, what’s next? Now it’s time to prepare. When you score an amazing opportunity such as this, the onus falls on you to make sure you nail the meeting and come out of it feeling proud of your efforts. But where should you start? Here’s a list of the top four things you should do before the meeting to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward.
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By Ku`ulei Stockman
Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by the over 100 social media sites? I know I am! Different sites offer different advantages for different types of businesses and some businesses probably don’t need social media.
Creating awareness and being positioned as the “Go To” Person in your specialty or craft are the goals and the right social media outlets depend upon your target audience and what they are buying. Choose your outlets based on what works best for your business and make your social media outlets an extension of your marketing plan and consistent with your website messaging and imagery.
Tim Robinson is a Senior Account Executive at Vantage Point Solutions Group (VPSG), an IT services firm that partners with small to midsized businesses to provide customized technology solutions to help them maximize the efficiency of their business and minimize downtime.
Ideal clients of VPSG are professional services firms (law firms, CPAs), property management and construction companies, and non-profits and associations. Generally speaking VPSG clients range between 10 and 100 employees. Through BizConnect networks, Tim hopes to "get in front of prospects that will value our services, and grow our brand in the greater Metro area."
Beyond the workplace, Tim enjoys the outdoors, specifically mountain biking and kayaking. His advice to entrepreneurs and small-business owners includes meeting new people and demonstrating how your services could benefit others.
Business Networking Tip:
After attending a networking event I observed several people utilizing effective strategies and techniques to rekindle relationships that were in need. I overheard discussions that included upcoming vacation plans, a child's graduation, and a mother's 85th birthday celebration. As I moved throughout the crowd I found that conversations, while they often started with the obligatory: "What do you do" or "What kind of business are you in?" The seasoned "networkers" shared a bit of their personal or family life to "seal the deal" in a sort of way.