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Networking #156759 06/28/05 07:41 PM
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Tiger Offline OP
What groups or organizations do you belong to for networking?


Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:
Re: Networking #156760 06/28/05 08:53 PM
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dougwells Offline
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Thats about it

Re: Networking #156761 06/28/05 09:42 PM
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Tech-Home Offline
I belong to a BNI chapter (Business Networking International). It has worked great for me, met a lot of people and got to know several builders.

Re: Networking #156762 06/28/05 10:14 PM
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Electric Eagle Offline
I'm in a BNI group. It's been pretty good so far.

Re: Networking #156763 06/28/05 11:22 PM
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Jps1006 Offline
Was in ABC. Associated Builders & Contractors. I let my membership lapse because i was too busy to keep up the functios etc. If I had a lot of extra time I would join again, but am too busy right now to justify the expense.

Re: Networking #156764 06/29/05 05:21 PM
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bigventure Offline
I also belong to BNI and it has brought in a lot of work.

Re: Networking #156765 06/30/05 02:17 PM
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Dnkldorf Offline
Not to be the devils advicate here, but when I started out, I jumped on one of those networking groups.

Just to find out that the people there were looking to get something done cheaply,, in return for you needing them for services.

In fact, one builder that I met in one of these groups ended up screwing me out of money. He joined the group because he ran out of contractors who would do work for him, and I was a "greenie".

Advise: Check references on those you meet and who need work done. If possible.


Re: Networking #156766 06/30/05 07:36 PM
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Active 1 Offline
The soup line.

Re: Networking #156767 07/01/05 02:11 PM
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Tiger Offline OP
Anyone care to let me know the approx. expense of membership in BNI and ABC?


Re: Networking #156768 07/01/05 08:49 PM
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Here Dave:

I just noticed it had a low join fee for the emerging contractor of $350. I may join for that.

Other things I got in the mail said ABC NI was about $1500.



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