Business Crews helps you build your network and create lasting business relationships that will enable you to achieve your professional and business goals. We offer a series of weekly meetings over the course of four weeks, during which you will network and have discussions with a small group of professionals, selected based on intelligent matchmaking which pairs participants with others seeking similar business objectives and outcomes.
Business Crews, A Unique Way to Network
You are given the opportunity to exchange successes and insights, find solutions to your challenges and build strategic relationships with other professionals:
- Intelligent matchmaking algorithm to match you with participants that are compatible with your profession
- A meeting weekly over a four-week period with the same group of 14 – 20 people
- Meetings led by a seasoned facilitator to maximize your networking experience
- An atmosphere of collaboration and support where you can learn from the experience of others
Why Should You Register?
- Develop your professional network
- Discuss and share experiences, best practices and successes
- Reflect and find solutions to business challenges and problems
- Obtain references from potential clients
- Promote your products or services
- Discover new tools and resources
75% of past participants successfully created a business deal, even with second, third, or fourth connections.
Meeting Format & Schedule
Format: Speed-dating, small and large group discussions – virtual networking
Cohort Schedule: TBD
The meetings for each Crew always take place on the same day of the week, and at the same time. Please identify your preferred time slot upon registration so that we can find the right crew and timings for you.
Mid-day Sessions (11:00 - 1:00 PM ET)
Afternoon Sessions (1:30 - 3:30 PM ET)
How to Join
Complete these steps to join Business Crews:
- Register online and you'll receive an e-mail with next steps and purchasing information.
- Take our matching questionnaire to identify your profile and objectives.
- Get assigned to your Crew by the networking algorithm.
“Business Crews are a great way to get 10 to 12 entrepreneurial minds around the same table. Vital, especially during a pandemic!"
- Audrey Sylvestre, IntelliMédia Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can make a request to do so. Simply mention it on the profile questionnaire you receive after registering.
We strive to match 100% of the people registered for each cohort. However, due to availability, the number of registrations received, and non-competition requirements among participants in certain fields, we may have to refuse some registrations.
This is not ideal, but you can always have a colleague replace you at a meeting you have to miss.
If you have to miss a meeting and you are unable to find someone to replace you, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can invite a participant from another Crew to come take your place. That way, you will avoid penalizing the other members of your group by decreasing their networking opportunities.
In any case, no refunds will be issued in the event of absences.
Unless otherwise requested, we always try to avoid assigning two competing companies to the same Business Crew. Sometimes, the subtle difference between competition and complementary can be ambiguous for certain participants. For this reason, if there is any doubt, we may contact you by telephone or by email to validate your sector of activity and get your approval before matching you with certain other participants.
The topics discussed are at the discretion of your moderator, based on the profiles and suggestions of the members of each group. The topics are chosen in such a way as to allow the other participants to get to know more about you and, consequently, to better help you.
Also, regardless of the topic selected, at each meeting, you will have time to introduce yourself and to discuss your professional objectives.
That is exactly what we hope for you. At the end of the last series of meetings, more than a third of the participants stated that they had been successful in selling their products and services through their group — either directly to other participants or by getting referrals for potential clients. Several participants also mentioned that although they had not yet made any sales, discussions were still underway.
However, your Business Crew is also meant to help you build and strengthen your professional network, with regard to clientele, as well as in terms of suppliers, partners, and other forms of collaboration. Keep in mind that effective networking goes beyond simple business development. In fact, close to 90% of participants in the recent cohorts reported having engaged in useful exchanges with the other participants, either about business issues affecting them, new professional opportunities for their companies, or best practices relating to their profession. You may also learn about new suppliers and meet experts who can help make you stand out among your current clientele.
The key to success is in the follow-ups you will make between each of your Crew’s meetings. Experience has shown us that participants with the best results are those who have active exchanges with their colleagues outside of the “official” meetings of each group, whether those exchanges are by email, by telephone, or by video conference.
These follow-ups will allow you to further your relationships with each member and to increase opportunities to assist each other, which can help you reach your professional goals.