A home exclusively for "indie" business
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Those of us running a business share many common challenges. The best source of information on all of these challenges is other knowledgeable independent businesses and entrepreneurs who are going through the same thing. Here's how Biznik can help build your business...
Choose your community
The first thing you'll notice about Biznik is that it's local to you.
Select your city from the top of the page. (If yours isn't in the menu, you can add it.)
Next, select how many miles around you want to cast your net... selecting a short distance will narrow number of events near you, and the number of people appearing search results.
Build Your Profile
Like Facebook, Biznik has member profiles. (Unlike Facebook, we don't ask your relationship status.) Your Biznik profile is a professional representation of you and your business. There a fields for your business name, as well as your job title. With edit-in-place features all over your profile, you can keep this information current.
Biznik Pros can add a logo, a video, an echo of their blog. ProVIPs can extend the reach of that profile by listing up to three locations.
With Action Menus, Biznik makes it easy to send messages, leave a compliment and bookmark. And following someone is just a click away on the drop down menu next to every member's image.
Events bridge the online world with the face-to-face world, where real relationships are formed. From workshops to meet-and-greets, Biznik events are informal, relaxed, and authentic. Pro members can host an event, or list events they're hosting elsewhere.
Articles provide our authors in the community the opportunity to show off your expertise. If it's related to business, it may get picked up for circulation to the entire Biznik community.
For the readers, articles hold a wealth of valuable information and are fantastic conversation starters. A lot of networking occurs between those who met inside an article discussion.
Biznik groups make the Biznik world a little smaller. Find others who share your unique industry, or have an affinity for your personal interests. You can even form your own group! Groups can have events, discussions and articles, just like "big" Biznik.
Build your network
The key to networking is showing up. Following the Bizniks you find interesting makes it easy to show up. You'll received a regular digest of the activity of those you follow, so you can jump into the conversations they're having, and can continue to meet them online.
Search Engine Optimization
Social media sites rank high for search engine optimization because of the number of people who share the affinity of the site, and because the activity of those people is keep the content of the site fresh and relevant in the search engines' eyes.
Biznik has been working hard on it's SEO since 2005, resulting in stellar placement for biznik.com and for all the profiles. When you join Biznik at the Basic level, you get a full profile optimized for search engines.
Trust is real
Biznik is a community of real people glued together by trust. Membership enables Biznik to be ad-free and spam-free. The ethos of trust is strengthened by Biznik's 95/5 Principle; real names - real mugs - real people algorithms; and No MLM Policy.
Three ways to join...
Basic, Pro and ProVIP. Basic members get a full profile optimized for SEO, plus the ability to comment.
When you're ready to participate fully, go Pro. Biznik Pros can message others, publish articles, host events, form groups and start conversations.
Bump it up to ProVIP for gold-star customer service and optimization of all the great content you're creating as a Pro.
Not ready to join? Biznik Lite is free.
Biznik Lite users can RSVP for events and follow other users. A Lite webcard serves as a placeholder until you're ready to start networking.
On your mark. Get set.We can't wait to meet you!