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Investigate groups before you join. Find out about:

  1. Membership and other fees. Low-cost groups may be as effective as high-cost groups.

  2. Attendance rules. Some groups ask members who miss a certain number of meetings to give up their seat to someone else in that business category.

  3. Expectations about how many leads a member must provide. How much pressure is there to produce? Sometimes the quality of the leads diminishes when people are hounded for quantity.

  4. Time commitments. In addition to the scheduled meetings, how much additional time is required?

  5. Leadership responsibilities. Will you be expected to serve on committees?

  6. Entrance requirements. Are there rules about the size of your business or how long you have been in business?

  7. Categories of businesses in the group. Is the group noncompetitive, with only one member per category?

  8. What members say about the group's value. What is the turnover?

  9. The group's reputation in the business community. What do people think of the group?

  10. The group's track record. How long has the group has been in existence? What bottom-line value do members place on their participation?


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