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What is Biznik?
Biznik is an award-winning networking site for independent business people and entrepreneurs. Founded 2005, Biznik was one of the first online communities that blended online interaction with real world face-to-face events.
How are people using Biznik?
"Bizniks" are freelancers, independent contractors and small business owners; entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and micropreneurs; students of business, and corporate employees with dreams of working for themselves. Bizniks are united by an independent spirit and a common belief that collaboration beats competition.
What is unique about Biznik?
In the era of social media, promotion happens through conversations. This is not a community to collect friends to broadcast to; it's a place where peers are building relationships, increasing their visibility, strengthening their reputation, and exchanging support.
Permeating all public interaction, is the 95/5 Principle that limits blatant self promotion and sales to 5% of the content on the site and inside events. This is not a place to find customers, it's a place to pass referrals, and be a source of opportunities, new ideas and support.
Who founded Biznik?
Frustrated with the selection of business networking opportunities out there, the Biznik community was founded by two independent business owners, Dan McComb & Lara Feltin, in an effort to create "business networking that doesn't suck."
Fast forward to today, Facebook dominates the social networking game, and professionals equate networking with "linking" to others on LinkedIn. Where does that leave Biznik? As the only online community exclusively for independent business people.
Latest press releases
February 22, 2012 (PDF 245k)
Business networking service, Biznik pivots - enhancing environment for independent business owners by discontinuing "freemium" model.
February 18, 2011 (PDF 69k)
Biznik releases SHINE: the Entrepreneur's Journey, a short film shot in Seattle. Screenings occur through a unique networking event.
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