Steps to

Membership & Website Access

  1. Review Benefits of Members

  2. Review Rules

  3. Print & Complete Registration PDF Form below.  Bring the form to a meeting or email to above.beyondnetworking@gmail.com

  4. You will receive an email confirmation of your membership approval

  5. Sign up & pay your annual dues CLICK HERE

  6. Once your website account is established go to the Members Area tab > Members Info to edit your profile--add your detailed business description & upload your photos: head shot plus 2 business images

Benefits of Membership

  • This is a business network group whose main intent is to bring together business people in a casual atmosphere to network and support business through referrals. Prospective members may visit up to 2 times as a visitor. Prospective members may submit this form along with membership fee to the Treasurer. The Membership Team will review and notify the prospective member of acceptance or non-acceptance before the next meeting. Above and Beyond Networking does NOT discriminate. All members agree to common business etiquette and ethics. Membership is conditional and any misrepresentation or false statements may be grounds for termination. Membership is exclusive, only 1 member per business category is allowed. Attendance is critical, if you can not attend a substitute is expected.

  • Speakers will be limited to members

  • 60 Sec Commercial – Sergeant-At-Arms (time enforcement)

  • The goal is to limit the meetings to 1 hour

  • Meetings are held on Tuesday’s, 8am - 9am.

  • Attendance is required, if you can not attend a substitute is expected.

  • An excused absence is when a substitute is present, unexcused-no representation.

  • The substitute is required to promote the absent member, they can introduce themselves and their business

    • You will be allowed 3 unexcused absences in six months, at that point your membership may be subject to termination. Board approval needed for Medical/Military exemption.

    • Membership is non-refundable

  • All members are expected to act in a professional and ethical manner, and treat each other with dignity, respect, integrity and honesty.

  • All discussions of a political, religious, or sexual nature is inappropriate for this business forum. Repeated violations may result in the termination of your membership.

Rules

1. GENERATION OF REFERRALS/LEADS TO INCREASE YOUR BUSINESS. Usually, referrals through networking are normally of a higher quality then most referrals. Some even come pre-qualified for you. The member takes these referrals, follows up on them, and turns them into new clients. Networking has proven to be very cost effective and provides its members higher quality leads than any other form of marketing. The increase of business from networking is the major benefit, but there are others.


2. OPPORTUNITIES. Potential joint ventures, client leads, partnerships, speaking and writing opportunities, business or asset sales, etc. are just some of them that can come from a motivated group of business owners.


3. CONNECTIONS. “IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, BUT WHO YOU KNOW”. This has never been more true than in business. If you want a truly successful business then you need to have a great source of relevant connections in your network. Networking provides you with a great source of connections, and allows doors to open to be able to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t normally be able to easily talk to or find. It provides, not only the member that you are connecting with, but their network of connections that you may be able to tap into, as well.


4. ADVICE. Having like-minded business owners to talk to provides you the opportunity to ask them all sorts of things that relate to your business or even your personal life and obtaining that important work-life balance. Networking is a great way to tap into advice and expertise that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to get hold of.


5. EXPOSURE. Being visible and being noticed is a huge benefit of networking. This is why attendance each meeting is so important. This will help get your face and your business known throughout your community. This helps build your reputation for being a knowledgeable, reliable, and supportive business owner by offering useful information to people who need it. This will also lead into more referrals.


6. POSITIVE INFLUENCE. The people that you choose to associate with and talk to do influence who you are and what you do. That is why it is important to surround yourself with positive, uplifting people that want you to grow and thrive as a business owner. Networking provides the opportunity to be around such people.


7. INCREASED CONFIDENCE. By regularly networking and pushing yourself to talk to people you don’t know will help to increase your confidence as a business person, and, in turn, increase your business. Learning to make conversations and lasting connections is an added benefit.


8. SATISFACTION FROM HELPING OTHERS. Networking is a great way to help others. Networking is full of business owners with some issues that need solving. Fantastic results come from helping others to resolve their dilemmas or situations they may need help with.


9. FRIENDSHIPS. Although a more personal development than a business development, it is a big benefit to networking. New friendships form from networking that can last a life time.