How It Works: The Nuts & Bolts
The Bn4es networking group meets every 2 weeks on Wednesday mornings from 8.15 till 10.15am in Ra’anana. The fee for attending is NIS 45 for members and NIS 50 for non-members. The fee includes a breakfast.
Our Bi-weekly Meetings
Meet and Greet
Before we actually sit down, there is an informal gathering of members and Guests with tea and coffee.
Consists of fresh sandwiches (kosher), tuna, eggs, cheese. Seasonal fruit is also offered, as well as tea and coffee.
Introduction of the Members and their Guests
Here each member introduces him/her self as well as mentioning what they are looking to get out of these meetings.
Someone talks…..the subjects vary and there is the option for Questions & Answers.
Recommendations & Events
This is the part were various members get to state why Bn4es networking works. Here they explain the work and / or connections that they have received through the members of Bn4es. This is to essentially reaffirm why we have joined the group.
What’s happening next…
One of Each
The group strives to include only one professional per occupation and specialization (e.g., web designer, life coach, photographer, technical writer etc)
Members and Visitors
Each sign up for each meeting. Once registered for a meeting, the member is obligated to pay the fee (cancelling 36 hours in advance is permissible without paying the fee).
Being a full member of BN4ES has various benefits.
Before joining, Bn4es will check that there are no direct competitors in the group. Members with the same profession are allowed as long as their respective specialties or field of expertise is different.
Members are allowed to post on the group’s blog, including re-posting from their own blog.
The full membership is NIS 600 a year. This fee is non-refundable.
As in most business networking groups there is a requirement that members attend the majority of meetings otherwise this has a direct impact on the group’s effectiveness as well as guest attendance.