Grow your business with our connections!
How we Do It!
DCBE members grow their business using the oldest and most productive form of business development: personal contact, networking, and word-of-mouth, in addition to the newest Web 2.0 technology, which includes, LinkedIn, Facebook, Webinars and Chats. All our members have the same goal – to create and increase business success. By working with other like-minded entrepreneurs, you will uncover prospects, clients and ultimately more revenue. New business connections, friends and contacts are yours for an investment of less than 2 hours a month!
Make DCBE a strategic part of your marketing.
Members of Durham Contact Business Exchange Club:
- Expand their network of contacts.
- Exchange leads, which turns into increased revenue.
- Gain valuable personal and professional development ideas and experience.
- Develop skills and tools to grow their businesses.
Durham Contact Business Exchange Club is a commitment with high return:
- We meet once a month.
- Our group consists of a maximum of forty members.
- Group participants are selected by industry with a maximum of 3 representatives per industry
What is a typical Durham Contact Business Exchange Club meeting like?
A typical meeting is approximately 90 minutes long. The first portion is spent networking with other participants and presenting your “60 second promotion.” One member business is showcased in a 5 minute business spotlight. Time is then allotted to exchange leads and discuss closed business and success stories and to review upcoming activities. Members are encouraged to visit other member’s businesses and report to the group what they learned.
What is a “60 second promotion” ?
60 second promotion is an introduction of yourself and the company, the benefits you provide your clients, iteration of your tagline or memorable descriptor, and a statement of the optimum leads and lead sources you are currently seeking. This is sometimes referred to as your elevator speech–what would you tell someone about your business while riding on an elevator.
What types of people participate in Durham Contact Business Exchange Club?
We are individuals looking to establish or widen our network of contacts that will translate into revenue for our business. We are also interested in developing strategic business alliances in the Durham Region and beyond.
I want to join the Durham Contact Business Exchange Club – now what?
If you are interested in the possibilities, you are encouraged to attend a breakfast meeting and get to know our members. You will have a chance to introduce yourself to the group and have an opportunity to evaluate how useful the Durham Contact Business Exchange Club will be for you.
Breakfast Networking Meetings are held in the Durham Region at 8:00 a.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.