Q: How do I find
out if my Network Connection
application has been approved?
A : A representative
of Network Connection will contact you and
advise you of the status of your application.
Q: Who looks at the
A: The application is
only seen by authorized representatives of Network
Connection. It is not made available to the
Q: What criteria is
used to approve the application?
A: The first step to
approval is that you meet the basic requirements of
- The business you
are representing is your full time
- If a dispute or
problem arises with a customer, you have the
power or authority to resolve it, or you will
take personal responsibility for making the
- The business you
are representing has separate Voice and Fax
- The business
phone is listed with Directory Assistance
under the business name.
- The business has
access to the internet and has an E-Mail
- The business has
a public mailing or physical address.
- You have
professionally printed business cards showing
both the business name and your name printed
on the cards.
The next step after
your completed application has been reviewed, is to
pass the Network Connection interview. The
main focus of the interview will be to resolve any
questions about you and/or you business. The most
important approval factor will be your professional
appearance or attitude. REMEMBER, its not whether
youre a Fortune 100 company that counts.
Its you as an individual, and your integrity,
along with your ability to satisfy your customers,
that counts. Please View Our Membership
Q: Am I guaranteed
to get work out of Biznet Online Magazines
Networking Group, Network Connection?
A: No. Just because you are a member, there is no
guaranty of obtaining new customers. Getting leads
(potential new customers) has to be earned.
Q: Do I have to use
the other members of the group?
A: No. No one has to do business with anyone
else. Getting or giving leads is earned.
Q: How are leads
A : Leads are earned by members getting to know
each other. When you know someone you know whether or
not you feel comfortable with the way they do
Q: Why do I have to
get known to get work?
A: Think about it, would you trust someone you
just met with referrals to your customers, or would
you wait until you got to know the person and the
quality of their work before you referred them? All
things being equal, people prefer to do business with
a friend, or at least someone they know.
Q: How do I get
A : A big step to getting known is participating
in Networking events on a consistent basis.
Dont be afraid to make yourself known. Talk to
people. Say Hi! to them. Learn about them and they
will learn about you. Set up meetings with them to
learn more about each other. Have lunch with them.
Remember its not just the business youre
getting to know, it is the individual. If youre
good at what you do (care about your customers, and
take care of business), Networking can be great for
you. If youre a flake and do not follow-up, or
do not know how to say thank-you, or leave unhappy
customers in your wake, Networking is not for you.
Word will get out. You and your business will be
"black-balled." Do it right or dont
Q : If I dont
get leads, why should I join any networking group?
A: Networking: it is about more then just getting
or giving leads. A good networking group with people
you know is a valuable resource for your business.
You have a room full of people willing to lend you a
helping hand. To share their knowledge and give
advice if asked, be it their opinion on how your
"new" advertising looks or some basic
advice based on their area of expertise. If a
customer calls you with a problem, and you cant
help them, would you rather just tell your customer
to look in the phone book, or give them the name and
number of someone you know, and someone that can help
them. Networking gives you the resources to look
bigger and more professional to your customers.
Q: How can I find
out more information about networking?
A: More information on networking can be found
monthly in BizNet Online Magazines monthly
networking columns. Dont forget to use the
search function of the magazine to find past
articles. There is golden information just waiting