Q: Is there a membership fee to join the organization?

Yes, however it is optional for events that are open to the community. Referral Groups (or Business Leads Groups) give you exclusivity within your business category and do require membership. Each referral group meets meet twice a month in different areas throughout Broward County and South Palm Beach County. You are entitled to visit once or twice and then are asked to join the membership. Anyone can attend meetings and events, however if you become a member, you receive all of the member benefits. Unique business categories get access to other business referral groups to be a resource to the members of other groups. Member benefits include reduced member prices at events, discounted exhibitor tables at Expos, plus specified after hours networking events throughout the year that will be free or reduced price to members. Members receive a directory listing for one year on our website which will link to their business website at no additional cost. You can host an event. We will also customize an event for our members. Testimonials from people who have done business with our members can get those testimonials posted on our website. For only $360 for a one-year membership, you certainly get a lot of bang for your buck. (That is only $30.00 per month – What a Deal!). There are open networking events that anyone can attend and there are business leads groups (referral groups) that anyone can visit but require a membership after visiting once or twice since exclusivity for their business category is offered. For additional info on the leads groups and available categories do not hesitate to call (561)674-4300 during business hours. 

Q: What is a business leads group?

A Business Leads Group (also called a referral group) is a group of professionals that meets regularly (twice a month) to send qualified referrals or business leads to one another in order to help one another build each other’s business. There are exclusive categories within the group, for example, one printer, one CPA, one banker, etc. so that there is little to no competition between the members. Trusted relationships are developed within the group and members are confident that their valued referrals to one another are going to be handled professionally thereby making them an additional resource to their clients, colleagues, and friends. Meetings last about an hour and 15 minutes and if food is provided at the meeting that is paid for separately.

Q: What is a Senior Service Business Leads Group?

A Senior Services Leads Group is a business leads group (referral group) that specializes in healthcare and senior services for 55+ individuals, families, and caregivers. This group of professionals (including business support services) works together to provide an array of services for their clients and each other (seniors and their families). We currently have 3 groups dedicated to senior service, one in Central Broward (in Fort Lauderdale area), one in South Broward(in Plantation and Hollywood) and one in Palm Beach Co. (in Boca Raton).

Q: How do you get on the website directory?

 Pay your annual membership and then submit your business information on the application page for the directory( under Membership Directory, “Join the Directory”). You then write a short narrative that will connect to your listing on the directory which will have all of your business contact information, the products and services provided, and a link to your own website, if one exists. You include a business category with your listing to help with searches on the directory for someone needing your product or services.

Q: How do I receive e-mails inviting me to the different locations for the Networking Lunch Meetings?

Click on join our e-mail list on the homepage of the website in the upper right-hand corner. You will start receiving event invitations by the next business day. Our e-mails contain daily reminders of upcoming events which include links to the calendar and registrations for each event. To unsubscribe click on “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the e-mails.

Q: What type of businesses come to these meetings?

There is really no limitation on the type or number of businesses that attend our events. Any business that wants to market their product or service in a personalized manner through developing referral relationships is welcome to attend.

Q: How can I get a business leads group started in my area?

Contact Alan, (561)674-4300, and suggest a place in your area that can accommodate a group of 15 to 25 people in a private meeting room, conference room, or restaurant (with a private meeting area). Have a few, four to six, potential people interested in pioneering the group. Alan will meet with you and come and checkout the location. E-mail invitations will go out and we will find professionals interested in joining the group and you will have a leadership role within the group. Businesses that provide complimentary meeting space (excluding restaurants where we are purchasing food) can qualify for a free membership within the group.