Have you ever considered attending a networking group? We have created this website to list some of the most popular city networking groups, national networking groups, and international networking groups. Marketing and advertising are critical for small businesses to grow. Networking is one of the most powerful and cost effective marketing and advertising tools for small businesses. But finding a networking group that meets your needs, products and services and personality can be a challenge.
Do you want a networking group that focuses on leads and referrals? If so, BNI International, LeTip and Gold Star Referral Clubs might be a good fit for you.
Do you want a networking group that enables you to become more familiar with the businesses in your community? Then probably a Chamber of Commerce networking group is the best for your needs.
If you are a woman in business, and desire a more intimate, relationship-oriented networking group, then a networking group like The Heart Link Women’s Network might be the best place for you to find a networking home. It is a much more intimate, informal and safe kind of networking and some women very much prefer a networking group where they do not feel overwhelmed and out of their element.
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The Heart Link Women’s Network – www.TheHeartLinkNetwork.com Women networking for professional businesswomen with over 200 locations world-wide. No upfront membership fee. Intimate, effective, FUN environment built on the female endocrine system. The Heart Link Women’s Network is dedicated to building and strengthening community and the women owned businesses within the community, and helps their leaders get paid for marketing this businesses.
TROVA Business Network - www.Business-business-networking.com Business Networking for both men and women professionals built on a 3 prong marketing strategy, designed by Dawn Billings, founder of the Heart Link Network for women with over 200 locations world-wide. Now for pennies a day you can be a member of a professional networking group that provides you with a professional think-tank, as well as 24/7 online advertising on the TROVA business directories.
Trova Business Directory www.TrovaBusinessDirectory.com Created to support, showcase and optimize small businesses locally and nationally. FREE Business listing, or optimize your business for just pennies a day. Dedicated to building and strengthening community and the women owned businesses within the community.
Trova Women Business Directory www.TrovaWomenBusinessDirectory.com An exciting new, online business directory for women small-business-owners. Created to support, showcase and optimize small women businesses locally and nationally. FREE Business listing, or optimize your business for just pennies a day. Dedicated to building and strengthening community and the women owned businesses within the community.
Business-and-Women.com www.Business-and-Women.com Beautiful flip-box ads for professional women. The terms "business-and-women" are searched over 250,000 times each month and we are at the top of Google's 1st page with over 2 billion 780 million results.
The Heart Grows Business-for-Women.com www.business-for-women.com A success training membership site for professional women. Learn Social Media, Search Engine Optimization and Success Strategies for Super Achievers through this very inexpensive membership site.
Gold Star Referral Clubswww.GoldStarReferralClubs.com Start A Business Networking Group. We'll Help You, Step By Step.
LeTip International www.letip.com LeTip International is the world's largest, privately owned, professional business leads organization. Since 1978, LeTip programs have helped over 50,000 members, throughout the United States and Canada, build business success through personal referrals.
LeTip International's structure set the standard in the word-of-mouth referral industry. Members are known for their professionalism, dedication, and loyalty to one another, and to the LeTip Program.
eWomenNetwork (www.ewomennetwork.com) eWomenNetwork has been around for years. What started out as a small networking group has mushroomed into one of the most far-reaching women’s networks in the United States. The group has hundreds of networking events occurring during any given month.
National Speakers Association (www.nsadc.org) I am a newcomer to NSA, but I attended an event last week, and I know the President of NSA, Susan Trivers. If you have any interest in pursuing a speaking career, or if you are required to give presentations in your line of work (and most business owners are required to do so), you should consider attending a NSA event or explore their membership options. I hope to be spending more time with NSA.
Business to Business Power Networking http://networking-groups.org/
Networking provides you with the opportunity to work smarter. If you utilize the people in your networking group for the purpose of providing immediate quality solutions.
National Association of Women Business Owners – www.nawbo.org
NAWBO’s events provide networking opportunities and educational opportunities for women business owners at all phases of the business lifecycle. It is comprised of both seasoned business owners and newer entrepreneurs, and its dedicated leadership work diligently to build highly valuable, collaborative programs that are directly tied to the wants and needs of its members.
Women in Technology (www.womenintechnology.org). A women’s organization for women connected with technology. WIT has an exceptional mentor-protégé program which includes one-on-one mentoring sessions and great speaking programs. It also has several special interest groups (SIGs) including Diversity Outreach, Executive Women, Sales & Marketing, Technology, and Women Business Owners. In addition, it has a Girls in Technology Program and a Workforce Development program. Also worth mentioning is its tremendous commitment to philanthropic causes through galas, golf tournaments, and other events. WIT has many committees that offer everyone involvement at some level if they choose to get involved. They include Advocacy, Communications, Membership, Mentorship, Programs, Special Events, Strategic Alliances, Women in Government, and many more.
The Seattle Networking Guide Your guide to Seattle’s most vibrant community groups, events and calendar for professional, civic and social networking and strategic business development. www.iloveseattle.org
Women’s networking groups in the DC area.
Success in the City. (www.successinthecity.org).
Launched by Chief Diva Cynthia deLorenzi, SITC is the place to meet FUN, confident professional women. This is not a place where you will find “speed networking” or get a lecture on time management, marketing, or other typical business topics. Because there is nothing typical about SITC. The events are always informative, progressive, trend-setting, inspiring, and the perfect blend of professional development and personal development. This is an organization that is devoted to the building and strengthening of lasting friendships between professional women and leaders.
National Association of Women Business Owners - Greater DC Chapter.
(www.nawbodc.org). This past year, NAWBO NoVa and NAWBO DC joined forces to create a single DC metropolitan NAWBO Chapter. NAWBO’s events provide exceptional networking opportunities and educational opportunities for women business owners at all phases of the business lifecycle. It is comprised of both seasoned business owners and newer entrepreneurs, and its dedicated leadership work diligently to build highly valuable, collaborative programs that are directly tied to the wants and needs of its members. For women’s entrepreneurial education, NAWBO DC is the place to be.
Women in Technology. (www.womenintechnology.org). An organization for all women connected with technology. WIT has an exceptional mentor-protégé program which includes one-on-one mentoring sessions and great speaking programs. It also has several special interest groups (SIGs) including Diversity Outreach, Executive Women, Sales & Marketing, Technology, and Women Business Owners. In addition, it has a Girls in Technology Program and a Workforce Development program. Also worth mentioning is its tremendous commitment to philanthropic causes through galas, golf tournaments, and other events. WIT has many committees that offer everyone involvement at some level if they choose to get involved. They include Advocacy, Communications, Membership, Mentorship, Programs, Special Events, Strategic Alliances, Women in Government, and many more.
Women Building & Investing in Success – WBIS. (www.wbis.biz). WBIS was started in 2003 by a dynamo named Sheila Dixon. Sheila is so passionately committed to connecting professional women and helping them realize their potential. I am inspired by her every day. The goal of WBIS is to help independent and professional women grow to their next level of success. WBIS holds Networthing Nights in addition to regularly scheduled luncheons and other collaborative events. Sheila’s positive energy and commitment to the success of other women is reason alone to become involved with WBIS. It is people like Sheila that enable all women entrepreneurs to reach their potential.
Sterling Women (www.sterlingwomen.org). Sterling Women is the newest women’s networking group on this list, but don’t let that fact fool you. This group has enjoyed skyrocketing popularity due to the leadership and vision of Kristina Bouweiri, CEO of Reston Limousine. Anyone that has the good fortune of knowing Kristina is aware that she is always looking for ways to connect women with one another, and that she always puts her heart and soul into everything she does. These characteristics are why Reston Limousine is one of the top-rated transportation companies in the country, and why Sterling Women is now recognized as one of the best networking groups for women in the DC area.
YES!Circle. (www.yescircle.org). YES!Circle is the creation of Margarita Rozenfeld, who is an exceptional career coach, and completely committed to both entrepreneurship and helping others. YES!Circle brings together entrepreneurs from all industries, in all phases of the business lifecycle. Many of the YES!Circle events are held in the downtown DC area. The events provide an intimate setting of brainstorming and learning, and are true peer advisory groups for anyone looking to learn the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship. One of YES!Circle’s most popular annual events is a weekend-long visionary retreat.
Executive Women’s Roundtable. (www.execwomensroundtable.org). EWR has evolved into an outstanding group of executive women from all facets of business and government in the DC region. This rapidly growing group meets monthly at Maggianos in Tyson’s Corner, VA. This wonderful setting provides great networking opportunities, and the luncheon speakers are among the best that any networking group has to offer. Speakers include leaders and business owners from all types of businesses, government leaders, political experts, national news correspondents, business coaches, chefs, international authors, women’s rights advocates, health experts, and many more.
Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia. (www.cbponline.org). The Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia is one of the SBA-run women’s business centers around the United States. It is the flagship women’s business center; truly setting the standard for what all women’s business centers should be.Networking groups in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
American Business Women's Association www.aacabwa.org ABWA Mission:To bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.
Contact: Atlanta Area Council www.aacabwa.org
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce www.athenschamber.net Since 1903, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce (AACC) has been helping its members and the community profit and prosper through all the challenges of a changing world. With over 1,000 member companies, the Athens Chamber is a powerful advocate for business, helping our members make a good living and provide good jobs for our neighbors. Contact: 706-549-6800 firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrow Chamber of Commerce www.barrowchamber.com
The Barrow Chamber provides hundreds of direct phone referrals, exposure and networking opportunities to local businesses. Started in 1948, the Chamber works to promote prosperity in Barrow County for and through its business membership. It serves as a crossroads for local employers, bringing together small and large local businesses to identify opportunities and create solutions.
Contact: Michelle Walker (770) 867-9444 email@example.com
Braselton Business Association www.bba-ga.org The Braselton Business Association promotes business growth in the Braselton-Hoschston area. The non-profit organization promotes legislation that benefits the business community in the Braselton area. Contact: Carlos Llorens (706) 965-0760 firstname.lastname@example.org
Buford Business Alliance www.visitbuford.com Group promotes business in the Buford area. Visit their website for meeting times and events. Contact: Tim Koennig, President (678) 889-7945 President@VisitBuford.com
Business 2 Business Exchange Business 2 Business networking and wine tasting. Taste 6 bottles of wine for $8.00 while networking with other business owners, bankers. Contact: Ed Ukaonu (770) 985-8356 email@example.com
Business400 www.business400.com Business400 is dedicated to helping businesses along the Georgia 400 corridor–from Buckhead to Dahlonega–grow and gain market exposure. In addition to networking, the group offers seminars and member to member discounts. Contact: Ron Dinsmore (770) 851-7770 Ron@Business400.com
Career Networking Group Opportunity for networking and to hear keynote speakers on topics of interest for job seekers. Contact: Donna Eastman (770) 963-0774 firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Business Men's Group Meetings focus on integrity in the workplace and at home while taking Christ along with us to work. Contact: John Dillard mailto:email@example.com
Creative Entrepreneur Network At CEN everyone gets a minute to share information about their business with the group. Then, we have a speaker or a discussion about a small business topic. Contact: Kat Altine (770) 962-5050 firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossroads Career Network www.snellvilleumc.org/ministries/crossroads.html Misemployed? Unemployed? Looking for more? Then discover God's calling and seek guidance in finding the right job for you in today's competitive job market. Learn from guest speakers and trained career professionals how you can successfully walk through a crossroads in your career. Contact: Ella Collier (770) 972-9360 Ext. 232 email@example.com
Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce www.cummingforsythchamber.org The Mission of The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce is to be the voice of business, to provide leadership, information and solutions to foster a strong economic environment and a superior quality of life in Cumming-Forsyth County, Georgia. Contact: 770-887-6461
Dacula Business Association www.daculabusinessassociation.com The Dacula Business Association mission is to provide leadership for large and small businesses in making the Dacula area more economically viable. Founded in 2003, the organization supports businesses by helping them grow, gain wealth, and providing more jobs for citizens in the area. Contact: Debbie Kalec (678) 889-4100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dream Makers Christian Women's Business Network Dream Makers Network is a network by and for Christian Business and Professional Women who have the utmost integrity and ethics in what they do. It provides them with an opportunity to network, learn and support each other with their business and professional endeavors. Contact: Zizi Joseph (770) 906-1362 email@example.com
Duluth Merchants Association www.duluthmerchants.com DMAs purpose is to promote the general welfare of our members, with fellow members, community and city, county and state governments. To discover better business methods for our members through personal networking and outside guest speakers. Annual fee (per calendar year) is $40 per business based within the city limits of Duluth and $80 per business based outside the city limits of Duluth. Contact: Marion Maloof (770) 923-1111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Business Express Network www.ebengwinnett.com We are the Executive Business Express Network in Gwinnett County, which is affiliated with the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) – one of the nation’s largest and most diverse organizations supporting working women. Contact: Judy Williams (770) 378-0910 email@example.com
Forsyth Network For Business Professionals ww.fnfbp.org The vision of the Forsyth Network for Business Professionals is to provide an environment that promotes personal and business growth through exemplary service and products offered by fellow members. Our professional interaction will demonstrate superior business ethics and loyalty to one another. In all communications and transactions, members will act honestly, forthright and deliver their products and services in an exceptional manner. Business owners, managers, sales people, independent professionals and entrepreneurs are invited to expand their businesses through professional networking. Contact: Wayne Kraska (404) 617-2311 firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom Builders International www.freedombuildersinc.com Freedom Builders is an immediate way to build your business through membership in our daytime networking groups. There is a missing link between meeting a potential client and sitting down with them to do business--our business referral groups help fill that gap. Contact: Ann Preston (770) 452-3324 email@example.com
G.A.I.I.N. Greater Atlanta Associates in Networking (GAAIN), meeting weekly since 1994, is an independent networking group whose sole purpose is to help its members grow their businesses through referrals. We meet every Wednesday for lunch. GAAIN allows only one person per profession. Please email the contact person prior to attending to confirm if there is an opening for your profession. Contact: Nancy Keener firstname.lastname@example.org
GAPS (Gwinnett Area Professional Services) This close-contact networking group is designed to allow members to build lasting relationships and share business opportunities. Contact: John Lowery (770) 331-6361 email@example.com
Grace Networking Group Professional networking group of business owners interested in long term networking relationships and shared knowledge. Contact: Steven Julian (770) 495-3336 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce www.eastsidechamber.com This Chamber is designed to serve as a regionalized community resource for businesses, civic organizations and residents throughout Grayson, Loganville and Snellville. The Greater Eastside Chamber will strive to integrate and unify businesses, commerce affiliates and civic organizations for the purpose of combining strategic initiatives to build an economically strong and viable community in the Gwinnett/Walton region.Contact: Michelle Couch (770) 237-5586 Info@EastsideChamber.com
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce www.eastsidechamber.com The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to improving the business climate for its members' growth. It serves the entire Hall county area, including Gainesville, Flowery Branch, Oakwood, Buford, and Clermont. Contact: Robin Lynch (770) 532-6206 email@example.com www.ghcc.com
Group 85 Networking Group 85 is a free opportunity to network with other Gwinnett area businesses in a casual setting. Meetings feature informal networking, and a 5 minute presentation from a featured business. Contact: Nicholas Vasseghy (678) 313-4260 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gwinnett Association of Business Entrepreneurs Group promotes networking in the Lawrenceville area. Contact: Carmelita Marcia (404) 509-0690 email@example.com
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce www.gwinnettchamber.org The Gwinnett Chamber of commerce promotes the interests of all businesses in Gwinnett County. Each week, the Chamber hosts a number of events dedicated to business building and networking. Learn more at the Gwinnett Chamber Information Page. Contact: Vince De Silva (770) 232-3000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gwinnett Real Estate Investors Group Plan to attend this month and invite a guest. Our Meetings will cover many areas of Real Estate Investing and will offer many opportunities of participation by all attendees. Put this on your calendar for each 3rd Tuesday Night of each month. Great networking opportunities after meeting. Bring your flyers, business cards, brochures, and handouts to pass out and place on flyer table. Contact: John Hitson (678) 642-8290 GwinnettInvestorSubGroup@gmail.com.
Gwinnett Village Community Alliance www.gwinnettvillagealliance.com The Gwinnett Village Community Alliance is a merchant's association for the business in the Jimmy Carter Boulevard/Singleton Road/Indian Trail Road area that encompasses the Gwinnett Village CID. Contact: Sally Haggard (770) 449-6515 email@example.com
Hoschton Business www.officialhba.com/Home_Page.html Alliance An organization of businessmen and women who are dedicated to protecting Hoschton's history while promoting business in the fast growing area. Contact: Sarina Roth (678) 897-7792 firstname.lastname@example.org
hYPe: Young Professionals of Gwinnett www.hYPeGwinnett.com hYPe, Gwinnett’s leading Young Professionals organization, is a high impact, savvy group of diverse young professionals (ages 21-39) working together to showcase Gwinnett as a unique, fun, and cool place to work and live. hYPe provides its members with opportunities for building relationships with local and regional community and business leaders as well as cultivate an atmosphere for building personal relationships and a sense of purpose within the community.
Contact: Lindsay Myers (678) 957-4944 email@example.com
International Alliance www.meetup.com/international-alliance This group is for entrepreneurs, business professionals, and innovators to meet for the express purpose of learning about each others business and exchanging contacts and referrals. We face unique challenges in launching, growing, and maintaining a business. Our goal is to meet once a month to discuss specific business growth topics. Members will connect with other small business owners, find new business opportunities, exchange new ideas and gain access to resources and events that will support you and your business endeavors. On occasion we'll introduce successful business professionals, advisors, and mentors. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction and bring plenty of business cards. Contact: Mireya Moreno (678) 825-7830 firstname.lastname@example.org
International Association of Administrative Professionals IAAP is the world's largest association for administrative support staff. For nearly 60 years, the Association has provided up-to-date research on office trends, cutting-edge publications, outstanding seminars and conferences, and top-notch resources to help administrative professionals enhance their skills and become more effective contributors to their employers. Contact: Venita Keel email@example.com www.iaap-gwinnett.org
International Business Academies Limited The IBAL Community is a powerful B2B business network dedicated to serving men and women from every area of the business community who are committed growth and recognize the power of balance in life and business. Contact: Kathy Smart 678-793-9463 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ibalnet.com
Jefferson Area Business Association The purpose of the Jefferson Area Business Association (JABA) is to promote the general well-being of the Jefferson area. Membership is open to any person, firm, or organization owning or controlling property or engaging in business in the Jefferson area.
Contact: Bill Frazier (404) 226-7252 www.jaba-ga.org
John's Creek Business Association John's Creek Business Association is a non-profit organization of businesses from the Duluth and Suwanee, Georgia area known as unincorporated John's Creek. Our purpose is the advancement of our community by promoting our members and encouraging new businesses to move to our area. Contact: Diane Lasorda 678-898-4645 email@example.com www.johnscreekba.com
Johns Creek Chamber The mission of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce is to advance the economic, civic, educational, and cultural growth of the Johns Creek community; to enhance the quality of life in the community; address social issues; and to foster continuous improvements of Johns Creek as a place in which to live, work, and enjoy a healthy quality of life. Contact: Linda Pointer (770) 495-0545 lindapointer@JohnsCreekChamber.com www.johnscreekchamber.com
Networking groups in Pittsburgh, PA.
Pittsburgh SEO Group: Learn about search engine optimization and Internet Marketing at a monthly seminar for entrepreneurs, social media enthusiasts, business owners, web designers and developers and search engine marketing professionals. Free.
Pittsburgh Business Calendar: This is an excellent calendar of networking events in the Pittsburgh region. Free listings.
Pittsburgh Nonprofit Calendar: Networking events and happenings for nonprofits. Free listings.
Post-Gazette Business Event Listings: Updated and current listing of networking events.
Network Pittsburgh: Online and Free!
TSBN: The Small Business Network.
Women’s Business Network, Inc.: Women Business Owners and Professionals
PYP: Pittsburgh Young Professionals. One time fee of $40.00
NAWBO: National Association of Women Business Owners.
Allegheny HYP: Allegheny Harvard, Yale, & Princeton. (You don’t have to be a member or have a degree from an ivy league to attend some events.) Members pay $25-$95 monthly fees.
Pittsburgh Geek Night: Free and monthly events for computer and techie professionals.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council: Events seem to be free. Membership costs $50-$100/ year.
Papen: Pennsylvania Professional Network. Lifetime membership only $10.
Business Referral Network: Contact for fee information
Pittsburgh Chinatown Business Network: Information and forum on setting up a business in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Professional Women: Free list serv. $99 yearly membership.
GreenDrinks.org: Monthly happy hours for those involved in environmentally friendly business. Free.
Last Days Cafe: Monthly Creative Resource Meet and Chat for Pittsburgh’s Creatives. Free.
Build Guild: For web developers. Meets the second Wed of every month at Silky’s Pub in Bloomfield. Free.
Pittsburgh Tweet-ups: Join your fellow “tweeples” for events, parties, and social outings. Free.
SEMPO Pittsburgh: A local working group for SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization) marketing professionals in Pittsburgh. Seminars and presentations. Free.
VisitPittsburgh http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/partners/events/ After Hours Networking events: A mish-mash of events, some of which benefit area nonprofits and food banks.
Networking groups in Northern California
KITlist www.KITlist.org The KIT (Keep In Touch) List is an email job posting service where employers and recruiters advertise permanent or consulting job opportunities to more than 22,000 high-quality professionals.
The Job Forum of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce www.thejobforum.org The Job Forum's purpose is to provide ideas, advice, counsel and encouragement to job seekers (and career changers) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Meets every Wednesday, 6:30 Â– 8:30 pm, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th floor (large conference room) San Francisco.
Forty Plus of Northern California www.fortyplus.org. Forty Plus of Northern California is a nonprofit organization that provides professional job search programs, training, support groups, networking opportunities, and a wide variety of resources to executives, managers, and professionals. Attend a free orientation at 101 W. Atlantic, Alameda any Tuesday morning (except a holiday) at 9:00 a.m.
California Professional Women's Association www.capwa.org California Professional Women's Association was founded for the purpose of providing education on technology and labor trends, professional development and career revitalization. We offer mentoring and coaching to students, entry-level recruits, and mature professionals. We initiate and participate in community service projects related to our core competencies.
WorkIt Networking Events and Resources in the Bay Area. Each week subscribers receive an e-mail announcing high-tech networking events in the Bay Area. (You can subscribe here.) Who Uses WorkIt? Any one involved in startups and high-tech! Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, engineers, marketers, sales professionals, and people with great ideas. These successful people know the power of networking — that's why they use WorkIt for their weekly source of event information
Networking groups in Boise, Idaho
Treasure Valley BizNet: http://www.treasurevalleybiznet.com/
Morning Networks: http://www.morningleads.com/index.html
Treasure Valley Women Entrepreneurs: http://www.meetup.com/TVWomenEntrepreneurs/
Boise Young Professionals: http://www.boiseyp.org/social_networking.html
Mastermind Group of Boise: http://moboi.wordpress.com/about/
Boise Chamber of Commerce T.I.P.’s: http://www.boisechamber.org/programs/TIPS.htm
Power Team Idaho: http://www.powerteamidaho.com/index.html
Platinum Professionals Networking: http://www.platinumnetworking.com/idaho-business-members.php
One Leads Groups: http://www.oneleadsgroup.com/
Bling Networking Group: http://www.boisenetworking.com/
MeetUp Groups: http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/id/boise/groups/?radius=25.0
Downtown Leads: http://www.downtownleads.com/default.asp
Idaho Leads Group: http://www.idaholeadsgroup.com/wp/?page_id=3
Networking groups in Minnesota www.minnesotanetworking.com