Why should you join or create a network?
Strengthen your professional network.
We make it easier to strengthen your professional networks – from anywhere, anytime. Build and strengthen your professional ties by hosting and joining networks to increase opportunities to build rapport with trusted connections.
Networks help to cultivate and organize partnerships. In each network, you have access to a curated group of people who will facilitate introductions and increase your productivity. A network provides context to its members, and increases both the ease and frequency in which members can communicate.
Give back to the community.
Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit. Engage within a network and pay it forward with thought leadership, connections, and advice. You will be seen as a mentor/leader within the community.
What kind of networks should you create?
Invite your contacts to a private network focused around your role, company, or industry type. Examples:
- You’re a Customer Success Manager and invite your CSM counterparts from other companies. This is a great way for you to facilitate idea generation and offer support where possible. You likely connect over coffee when seeking advice already, and now you can do it more frequently, and on the go.
- You’re part of a professional meet-up group (e.g. Young Professionals in your industry) and want to easily connect with your chapter in between your face-to-face meetings.
- You’re mentoring a group of individuals and want to be able to regularly provide advice, relevant events, and share the VentureApp Office Hours you’d recommend. Your network enables you to facilitate conversations between each of your mentees as well as with each other.
Referral & Community Networks
Invite your contacts to a network where they can communicate one-on-one and refer business to each other. You can create multiple referral networks that focus on different goals. Create context around your network by updating the description and purpose of the network. Examples:
- You’re a member of Know your Neighbor – a round table that includes a local real estate agent, bank, lawyer, and tech founder, etc., in a given neighborhood. This network will allow you to easily stay in touch between meetings and pass introductions between the group.
- You attend a monthly meet-up for co-founders in your city. You’re always looking for trusted advice for companies who can assist with pitch decks, marketing strategy and web development. You can set your chat status and ask your network for their suggestions.
- You host a “women in tech” networking event each year and want to digitalize the pre- and post-event experience to add additional value and combat the following issues where attendees:
- Are unable to speak with all attendees who they initially intended to connect with at the event;
- Had conversations cut short due to time pressures;
- Did not bring business cards which made it difficult for follow-up; or
- Wanted to follow up on a conversation with a panelist.
Create a client network as an easy way to quickly interact with your clients. Add additional value to your service offering by providing introductions to complementary providers where possible. This enables you to facilitate a long-term partnership and enable frictionless communication. Examples:
- You’re a web design firm and your client has indicated that they are looking for web development services. You have a partner who would be the perfect fit and you can now facilitate real-time introductions through VentureApp.
- You want to create a network of evangelists that you can easily organize and draw upon for reference calls and advice for new clients. They will be able to communicate the great value they’ve experienced with your company and you can update them on new opportunities for mutually beneficial promotion of your partnership.
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