Do I receive exclusivity within my industry in my chapter?
No. We here at GoMeetGrow believe in an all-inclusive approach to supporting the business growth of its members. Your true opportunity at exclusivity will be a result of the work you put in to building relationships with other members of your group and promoting your online business listing, as well as accessing and implementing the resources available on GroMents.com (coming soon). Although we do not enforce exclusivity within groups, we do enforce a non-competitive environment to optimize referrals passed to all group members, which builds the confidence of each member as they present their business to other professionals in their group.
Are their limits in non-exclusivity?
Yes. The maximum number of members in a chapter from the same industry is 2. This allows for healthy competition without overwhelming a chapter with the same industry.
How do I know if there is already a chapter in my area?
Check out the page of chapter locations. If there is not a chapter in your area, consider being the founding member.
How can I start a chapter?
Being the founding member of a chapter is an excellent way to showcase yourself as a leader in your field and spotlight your business. You have the unique opportunity to build a chapter with the people who you already know and trust from your networking circles. You are the person who sets the tone for your chapter and opens the door to those in your area to strengthen and empower their businesses, which is a huge benefit to any local economy. Anyone can be a founding member, but not just anyone is up for the challenges and rewards it entails. And in appreciation for your hard work, you’ll earn 25% of all memberships for as long as you’re a leader. If you are considering it or would like to know more, click here to send us your information.
How often are chapter meetings?
Meetings are held once per month.
How long are the meetings?
Meetings last from 90 minutes to 2 hours, and are held in the early morning, during lunch, or in the evening. Open networking begins 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. The last 30 minutes of every meeting will be a business coaching and/or training session, and attendance is optional.
Is attendance to meetings required?
Because the foundation of effective networking is built on solid relationships and consistency, attendance is crucial to your success in a group. Talk to a chapter leader about the policies and exceptions they use in their chapter.
Intentionally blocking competition
In general, GoMeetGrow does not tolerate joining a chapter and then not attending. This is considered intentionally blocking your competition. If your Chapter Leader believes you are intentionally blocking your competition, you will lose your membership to GoMeetGrow and will NOT receive a refund. Talk to a Chapter Leader about the policies and exceptions they use in their chapter.
What’s the application fee?
$0 – no fee!
What member opportunities (levels) are available?
There are 3 types of annual membership available:
There is 1 type of monthly membership available.
What are the membership fees?
- $299 per year for a Bronze membership (save 30% vs Monthly membership)
- $399 per year for a Silver membership
- $499 per year for a Gold membership
- $35 per month for a Monthly membership
Please note that meetings held at locations that are not free, such as restaurants that require a meal purchase, are not included with the membership fees.
If you’re not ready for an annual membership, you can list your business for $35 per month. It’s a great start for your business.
What’s included in my membership?
Please visit our Member Benefits page for more information on what’s included with each membership.
What if I want to change my membership level?
If you upgrade your membership, the difference in fees will be applied immediately upon upgrading. Subsequent renewals will be charged at the new, higher membership level.
If you downgrade your membership, the lower amount will be charged beginning on the next billing date.
Why isn’t my business showing up in the directory after I filled out the form and paid for it?
GoMeetGrow is committed to generating business for its members. That’s why every business listing is reviewed by us within 3 business days before it is added to the public directory.