said 1 year, 4 months ago:
Has anyone taken advantage of using Meetup.com to gain exposure to local businesses and business people?
If you aren’t familiar with Meetup, it is the world’s largest network of local groups.
You can find a meetup group in most areas with focuses on just about everything from party groups to specific industries and single mothers to training groups for small business practices.
I’ve joined and attended a number of these in the past year, and have met quite a few very nice people and made some solid contacts.
From their site:
“Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Meetup’s mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.”