The 231 Business Network Group
"More Business for Your Business"
Q: Can anyone join 231 BN?
A: We only take one person per professional specialty.
Q: What occupations benefit the most from networking?
A: It is not the occupation, it is the individual. The occupation can be anything. If you're focussed and you have a 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 prescreened, if they're a viable candidate. It's pretty much a closed meeting except for potential members.
Q: Do ethical rules for certain professions prohibit participation in 231 BN?
A: 231 BN understands the importance of the ethical concerns governing certain professions and acknowledges that rules can differ by location. As such, 231 BN therefore requires its members to uphold the rules of its profession so as not to violate the professional’s ethical obligations. In the event that 231 BN’s general rules could potentially violate a professional’s ethical code, 231 BN’s rules are superceded by the dictates of the professional’s ethics’ code. Significantly, a primary objective of 231 BN is to educate its membership in ways to market and grow business. It is 231 BN’s intent to ensure that this is permitted.
Q: If I specialize in a field within my profession, am I expected to be an expert in all aspects of my profession?
A: 231 BN understands that many professions are broad and that people often specialize within their profession. 231 BN does not expect, nor does it encourage, any professional to participate in an area in which the professional does not have expertise. On the contrary, 231 BN prohibits professionals from acting outside of the scope of their abilities.
Q: My profession does not let me directly solicit business. Is 231 BN still right for me?
A: 231 BN 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. 231 BN provides a forum that allows members to meet other business peers who need to know effective and efficient business people.
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