The Difference

For over 35 years, if you wanted to network, you were required to commit to a weekly meeting. In fact, the leading networking organization still suggests you spend three to five hours a week networking. At Network In Action, we have developed proprietary state-of-the-art technology that allows members to stay connected 24/7 with their smartphones. With paid professionals leading the group and utilizing their connections and commitment to help you grow your business, we can reduce your monthly obligation to 90 minutes. This proven methodology has provided a home for busy business professionals and decision-makers who had largely vacated the networking space. Welcome back!

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Let's face it when it comes to marketing your business, you have many options. You can recruit a young relative or kid down the street to build a website, run your social media and help out when they have time. Or you can hire a professional, and obviously, the positive outcome for your business will be dramatically different. It's the same for networking. However, before 2014 the only networking groups offered were run by volunteers. And you got a volunteer's effort, some better than others but none professionally trained. Even if the leadership was adequate, they were removed from that position annually and replaced by the philosophy of "next man up." This created what we call the Networking Roller Coaster, where you - as a member - were paying for that uncomfortable ride! Group sizes fluctuated, and many disbanded, wasting the precious time you had invested.

Every group at Network In Action is run by a paid professional. This person has committed significant financial resources to own their franchise and countless hours of training and accreditation. The old adage of "know, like, and trust" is circumvented by NIA leaders who only add members to the group who are likely to be a great fit. These decisions are validated as group leaders monitor monthly member activities and contributions geared toward the group. Most NIA franchise owners have years of experience running their successful businesses and bring these skills along with intense training to help you grow your business, and if they cannot help you, they likely know someone who can.

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For too long, business networking has been completely void of any technology. Over the last 35 years, only very minor changes or tools have been provided to make networking more efficient for the member. In 1985 when networking began, we were all watching TV on less than 4 or 5 channels! In the years that followed, we had access to cable TV and too many channels to count. Today services offer streaming that provides unlimited options, and yet networking didn't change with the times. It was completely void of any technology... until now. 

In 2014 Network In Action changed all of that. Utilizing our proprietary software that mimics several successful social media sites, we can provide members with instant connection 24/7 from their smartphone app. The technology has two components: one makes the passing of referrals real-time and provides a forum where members can get to know each other simply by posting instead of sitting through needless weekly meetings. Additionally, every group leader has a smartphone app that allows them to monitor and measure all member activities to ensure everyone contributes to the group. This technology today is far better than what any other networking organization in the world provides for its members.

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At NIA, we require every member to take a background check before being allowed to join the group. Most organizations have little or no criteria other than the member paying a fee and having a pulse. In today's business climate, it is more important than ever that your referral partners be trustworthy. After all, the equity you have in your relationships matters the most. In addition to agreeing to the background check, members receive a business assessment that helps them determine their strengths and weaknesses. This business assessment is utilized by the community builder in the group to immediately help the new member recognize and bring together other members of the group who may be able to help them right away. We feel like these criteria help ensure all members' safety and the prospects we are connecting with.

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Network With The Nations

As globalization increases, the world seems to have shrunk in size. Even small businesses can often have customers across state lines and potentially other continents. Your network cannot afford only to be local. Monthly members have an opportunity to join a virtual meeting with business owners and decision-makers from across The US and globally. During this virtual meeting, connections are established, and reinforced. Ample time is set aside for everyone to explain exactly what they are looking for to grow their business.

Sales Mastery

No matter your position in your business, we all need to increase our sales skills at some point in time. Network in Action Brings together experts from across the globe to train once a month on a 75-minute virtual Sales Mastery training with a pertinent topic to help you grow your business. This meeting is not only available to members of NIA but also to the employees of every member's company. Many find this one call more valuable than an entire year's worth of membership dues.

Speakers Series

With so much talent amongst our thousands of members, it only makes sense to provide an opportunity for us to learn from each other. Every month NIA brings a group together on a virtual call to hear from an expert in their field. The topics range across a broad spectrum, but quarterly we focus on quality-of-life issues for business owners and their families. These calls allow all our members to step back and work on their business instead of in it. There is never an additional fee for any of these extra opportunities to grow our business and network.

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