groups are comprised of business persons desiring to grow their business.
Group members can include professionals, large and small business owners,
sales people, executives, managers and non-profit representatives.
groups are also called leads clubs, leads groups, lead generation groups,
leads networks, leads exchange groups, business alliance groups, business
leads clubs, business networks, business networking, breakfast clubs, connection groups, entrepreneur
groups, referral groups, and tip groups. These organizations
are an effective way of improving your personal and professional success.
in your local newspaper or business publication. You should find
several networking groups listed. Most groups are easy to join and
are a great place to network. Finding the right leads group is very
important, though. You can end up in a group that places pressure
on their members, creating an environment that's not business friendly!
You may want to avoid these groups. Many are affiliated with a national
franchise and usually have rules like these:
Below are logos of some international,
national, and local leads organizations. These leads groups have
one or more of the above mentioned rules:
attendance requirements, including tardy or late restrictions.
fees, regular membership dues (monthly fees), plus certain penalty fees.
referrals (providing leads) to members weekly.
a leadership position (sometimes as a board member).
structured meetings, no going over allotted speaking time.
to the club, meaning you can't participate in other networking groups.
to control more than one category.
The Business Network
Alliance takes a sharp turn from the above philosophy. What makes
our groups appealing to the business community is our structure.
monkey around with expensive fee-based groups...
the BNA instead-->