PHILLY BUSINESS CONNECT

Meet Your Trusted Business Connections

 

Build Your Business Community

One Business Group

Networking & Beyond

  • Network & Connect

    With a variety of ways to connect to leading business professionals in the group, there's plenty of opportunities to network-- even from behind your desk.

  • Business Collaborations

    We believe each person and business has their own uniqueness. We do not have category restrictions. Instead, this is a place to meet and collaborate with fellow business experts.

  • Engage & Learn

    If you've ever had a question you wish you didn't have to rely on Google for-- we've got you. Our community is a mix of business professionals and includes ways to get feedback from other members so you can lean on the community when you need help (and give your two cents when others need it!)

  • Fun & Friendly Community

    Business doesn't have to be all formal. We believe people do business with people, not brand names. We encourage members to get to know each other in fun ways. We even award points for engagement!

Network & Connect

Because people build trust & business relationships in different ways


The most successful business relationships are built on the "Know > Like > Trust" factors.

 

Over the years of networking, we noticed that everyone builds relationships differently. It takes multiple touchpoints and interactions until we feel comfortable in referring business to others.

 

That's why we include various ways to network. We do host weekly meetings (currently virtual only) However, attending them is not required for membership because our online platform provides connection so you can build rapport outside of weekly meetings. Collectively, all of these ways help build the relationship to get you to the trust factor

  • Exclusive online platform for daily dialogue with other members
  • Directory of members, to reach out directly
  • Curated introductions
  • Facilitated networking events
  • One-on-one connections

Our personalized profiles and member directory give you the options on how you want to network. You can elect to be open to new 1:1 curated introductions from our Founders--or not. You can update your profile if you get busy and need a break. Or you can elect to only make connections on your own. It's up to you!

Business Collaborations

Community... Not Competition.


Networking not only builds business referral relationships, but it also creates the opportunity for collaborations.

 

No, we aren't saying that everyone meets a business partner here... but we are saying people in similar industries have come together to combine content and audiences for a more powerful show of information.

 

We've also seen the magic in our "need help" area... where members are able to ask for advice or suggestions on who can help them with something specific... even a job for their daughter!

 

Collaborations are possible and encouraged:

  • Our community is not category specific. We actually encourage businesses in similar categories to get to know each other.
  • A specific communication channel to ask for help, ideas, or assistance.
  • Social media engagement pods

Engage & Learn

Contribute your expertise and learn about others


We invite our members to contribute their knowledge to the community, to help others understand their expertise.

 

This can be done through our online chat channels, participating in, or facilitating one of our brainstorming sessions. We've actually have had members gain clients as a result of brainstorming together!

  • Facilitated brainstorming events
  • Ability to facilitate your own brainstorm event, around your topic of expertise
  • Recorded member content, saved in our private, password-protected member portal for current members to reference if they need to learn more about a topic.

Fun & Friendly Community

Not everything is serious


Have you ever been to the business meetings where everyone goes around and gives their pitch, and by the time everyone's had their turn the meeting is over? Yeah, we have too. That's why we don't do things that way.

 

We host a variety of networking events, happy hours, and learning sessions.

It's up to you how much you want to engage in. (P.S. All events are currently virtual.. Click here to see our upcoming events).

 

Our networking events are interactive and discussion based. We've even been known to throw in a game of Bingo or "would you rather" every now and then. Members find these an awesome opportunity to connect and learn about each other.

 

Other ways we encourage a fun community include;

  • Win points for attending meetings, having one-on-one connections, and other things! Cash in points for gift cards. Participate enough, and this can pay for your membership!
  • We celebrate birthdays, share in each other's successes, and help each other out.

Our Story

In April of 2019, Erica and Anna met through a networking organization which matched them up as potential strategic partners. Within two weeks their companies were doing business together, and continue to do so today.

 

As active power networkers, they both belonged in dozens of organizations. In the summer of 2020 they decided to take their favorite networking aspects and combine them into one powerful group-- and in August 2020 Philly Business Connect was born.

Erica Quigley

Erica is the founder and managing director of Poka-Yoke Solutions, a boutique business process and efficiency consulting firm.

 

Her favorite parts of networking are passing referrals and brainstorming!

Anna Ehlenberger

Anna is an HR Consultant and Director of Business Development at Converge HR Solutions based out of Malvern, PA.

 

Her favorite parts of networking are happy hours and coffee meet ups!

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Open Networking

Crafted for Beginners

Free

Open Connections

Facilitated Group

Hosted on Facebook

Best for Casual Networking

Premier Membership

Crafted for Professionals

$35

Monthly

Invites to Private Events

Access to Exclusive Community & Platform

Members Only Directory

Best for Business Building

Upon Joining The Premier Community...

1. INFO

You'll receive a link to fill in a few quick questions to learn more about you and your business

 

2. MEET

One of our founders will reach out for an intro to the group

3. CONNECT

You'll receive access to our private online portal, exclusive community of business leaders and invites to our events!

 

Frequently asked questions

Here are a few answers to our most common questions


Who can join Philly Business Connect?

What is the difference between the free Facebook group and the paid membership?

Is this group for B2B (Business to Business) or B2C (Business to Consumer) type businesses?

Can I try an event for free before joining?

Yes!

 

Check out the Events Page, then email us at hello@phillybusinessconnect.com to let us know which event you would like to join.

Is the membership fee worth it?

How are the membership fees billed?

How do I cancel or pause my premier membership?

I have other questions.

Let us know what you have questions about!

 

You can email us at hello@phillybusinessconnect.com

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