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Event description

The Biznik way of networking is a powerful combination of online social networking technology paired with face-to-face events. Join Co-founder's Lara & Dan as they visit Tacoma, and join with Biznik's Tacoma Ambassador, Maura Desimone, to grow your business faster and become more profitable by using the tools at your disposal.

We'll walk you through the five main areas of the site, elaborate on the features as we designed them, and how to use them:

  • Your Profile: self promotion & visibility on the site
  • Events: hosting & attending
  • Membership: using the directory & your Biznik network
  • Biz Talk: online socializing & discussions
  • Articles & Tips: writing, rating & commenting

This workshop will be focused on questions YOU bring to the table - so come prepared to ask a lot of them.

What members say about the event

    Just when you think you have Biznik figured out, they add a few more nuggets. I recommend this to anyone who wants to get the most our of their membership. --Bob Dunn
    I was already excited about Biznik and had been spreading the word, but now I'm even more amped up about it. This is an incredible resource you've created and I have no idea why a small business owner would be part of any other networking service (online or in person). You have them all beat, hands down. Thank you!" --Debbie Lacy
    I attended the tutorial about how to plug into all the benefits of Biznik last nite. I highly recommend everyone go to this event in the future. The site is amazing and continues to get better with all the plans you have in the works. It was a good use of my time and I am going to send my mktg partner to the next one. --Bill Hoffer

Biznik Co-founder/CEO 
Seattle, Washington 
Lara Feltin

Where else will you find other indie business people connecting online & offline, locally & globally, focusing on collaboration over competition? Biznik is business networking that doesn't suck.

Learn more about your host, Lara Feltin.

Seattle, Washington 
Dan McComb

Dan McComb is cofounder of, and a filmmaker in Seattle. Follow my blog at

Learn more about your host, Dan McComb.

Graphic Designer & Illustrator 
Tacoma, Washington 
Maura Desimone

Maura Desimone is the owner of ZenDezignz, a small design studio that works with businesses in creating print, web and branding solutions. Specializing in creating customized imagery for branding businesses and events.

Learn more about your host, Maura Desimone.

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11 Bizniks attended this event

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  • Credit Services 
Milton, Washington 
Bryan Copley
    Posted by Bryan Copley, Milton, Washington | Sep 03, 2008

    Don't forget to bring lots of business cards (10 may not be enough, as I found at another event).

    Look forward to meeting some other Biznik south-siders.

  • Web Designer and Online Communications 
Bonney Lake, Washington 
Kim Pouncy
    Posted by Kim Pouncy, Bonney Lake, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    I've been waiting for Biznik to come down South! Always trying to save on gas!

  • Small Business Consultant 
Seattle, Washington 
Karrie Kohlhaas
    Posted by Karrie Kohlhaas, Seattle, Washington | Sep 10, 2008

    Looking forward to meeting you all and helping to light the biznik fire in Tacoma and the South Side of Seattle. Glad to see this event is filling up.

    If you are not RSVP'd and you are curious, I say jump. Biznik is an amazing community--by far the best small business resource I've found. Come check it out.

    See you there!

  • Small Business Consultant 
Seattle, Washington 
Karrie Kohlhaas
    Posted by Karrie Kohlhaas, Seattle, Washington | Sep 15, 2008

    I may not be able to make it tonight as I haven't been feeling well. If I am up to it I'll make the drive to Tacoma, otherwise have a great night and I'll catch you all another time.

  • Photographer 
Renton, Washington 
Sandra H-M
    Posted by Sandra H-M, Renton, Washington | Sep 16, 2008

    I am very sorry to skip tonight. I had every intention to attend but I am ill and don't think it wise to spread it around. I will be looking forward to this event should it be available again. Sandra

  • President & CEO 
Issaquah, Washington 
Conrad Vernon
    Posted by Conrad Vernon, Issaquah, Washington | Sep 16, 2008

    Okay. I already new that the user interface of the Biznik website is intuitive and not complicated, but what I learned about Google search engine optimization blew my mind! As a Biznik supporting member, I didn't realize that my use of the webiste powerfully taps into Google's search criteria and it will help drive my company website toward the top of search results...just by being an active supporting member. This back end feature; alone, really makes it worth paying the monthly membership fee!

  • Internet Solutions, Search Engine Optimization 
Federal Way, Washington 
Frank Ani
    Posted by Frank Ani, Federal Way, Washington | Sep 16, 2008

    I found the event very informative and nicely done. My apology for leaving early it was unavoidable.

    I look forward to attending future BizNik events.

    Well Done

    Frank K. Ani, Jr.

  • Graphic Designer & Illustrator 
Tacoma, Washington 
Maura Desimone
    Posted by Maura Desimone, Tacoma, Washington | Sep 16, 2008

    Thanks for coming down to Tacoma Dan & Lara! Our turn out was lower than expected, but I met some new & interesting people and learned some things about the Biznik website that I hadn't known before.

  • Self Promotion Expert 
Hoboken, New Jersey 
Ilise Benun
    Posted by Ilise Benun, Hoboken, New Jersey | Sep 16, 2008

    I found out about it at the last minute and caught a ride with Dan and Lara without RSVPing. It was great to learn so much more about how Biznik works (I upgraded my membership!), to meet some new Bizniks and to brainstorm ideas about how we can collaborate. I've got my thinking cap on.

Event Location

Suite 133

703 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, Washington 98402

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