F.A.Q.s – Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can anyone join ?
A: Yes. However there is a bidding advertisning sistem available if you would like to place your listing ahead of your competitors.
Q: How do you know new members are reputable?
A: The application asks for references and we have a membership committee that checks them. It’s word of mouth, so before they even come to a meeting they have to have spoken to someone or been invited by someone in the group. Everyone has to have a sponsor, or one is assigned to them, and they interview them.
Q: What if a member gets a referral and does poor work?
A: We are always checking our referrals and we also ask proof of efficiency and it is imperative that anyone who gives a lead and finds out it was not satisfactorily handled must be report that to our team, so that we can investigate.
Q: What niches benefit the most from networking?
A: It is not the niche that matter, it is the individual. The occupation can be anything. If you’re focused and you follow your dream and you’re willing to make a sacrifice, you are the person we want in the group.
Q: Are members supposed to bring visitors?
A: You’re encouraged to bring visitors for those occupations that are open, after the visitor has been checked and if they’re a viable candidate. It’s pretty much a closed meeting except for potential members.
Q: If I specialize in a field within my profession, am I expected to be an expert in all aspects of my profession?
A: We understands that many professions are broad and that people often specialize within their profession. BSN does not expect, nor does it encourage, any professional to participate in an area in which the professional does not have expertise. .
Q: My profession does not let me directly solicit business. Is BSN still something i should be interested in?
A: Our primary objective is to assist its members in ways to improve their business and to educate them concerning how they can effectively network. Business people get business when their expertise is known and others reach a comfort level with them. BSN provides a forum that allows members to meet other business peers who need to know effective and efficient business people.