The Business Seekers Group is a group of business owners who value the importance of networking. We meet regularly with a range of meeting styles, from a formal monthly breakfast meeting to more social gatherings. The reason is always the same - to develop knowledge and trust with other like-minded business people so that we can each be there to refer services to others.
Benefits of Joining
Growing our own businesses ( 87% )
Social connections ( 65% )
Why We Are Different
The mandate of the Business Seekers is to provide their members with opportunities to grow their entourage, meet with like minded business people, and exchange ideas, referrals and contacts via planned monthly get-togethers.
We do not limit membership to a single business per category because we firmly believe in healthy competition. Here are some of the key reasons competition is healthy:
Reminds you to focus on keeping your key customers
Provides opportunities for creative thinking
Allows for working together on common industry or market issues
Can motivate you to a higher standard of customer service or innovation
Provides ideas you can adapt for your products or services
Helps identify potential threats to your business
Helps your strengths and weaknesses
Provides an alternative for customers who are not a good fit for your business
Helps you work smarter
We are not a referral group. We do not push referrals for many reasons:
First, and foremost, we believe that by building strong relationship, referrals will come on their own.
Referrals are hard to control; you can't demand that members refer one another
Not all industries can get the same amount of referrals
When not referred, members get offended, frustrated and become hostile to the organization
You can't force members to adhere to a certain standard, which should be sort of required if members are going to vouch for one another.
That being said, we do encourage members to evaluate businesses within the membership first, before selecting a non-member to provide the same product or service that is offered by a member.
Your $95 yearly membership includes the following:
(charity and non-profits $50)
25% Off any ads purchased in the Seeker
25% Off Any trade show booth put up by the Seeker
FREE web hosting for first year and 50% on subsequent years at VersaCore including a "do it yourself" website platform free to use
25% Discounts on Web Design at VersaCore
Complimentary feature in the Seeker during the year of your membership
250 words mini-profile with pictures featuring your business
Access to discounts at other members' businesses
Business Listing on theseeker.ca, which receives more than 3000 visitors a day
Free tags in articles online whenever possible
Promotion on Social Media
Discount on networking events (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Trade Shows and more)
Anybody can join, nobody is excluded, no matter where you are and what line of work you are in. We do not limit businesses by categories because we believe competition is healthy.
To join, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.