West Michigan Business Networking and Beer

West Michigan Business Networking and Beer


welcome to Buy Local Michigan where we are promoting Michigan business community and its people hi I’m Duane from buy local Michigan and I’m here with Frank from the business networking and beers group Frank you’re the Grand Poobah of the business networking and beers group but by day tell me what it is that you do I’m actually a health and life insurance benefit specialist I help you anybody from individual under 65 Medicare beneficiaries over 65 or if they’re disabled and then small groups of employers so you bring a business element to the business networking and beers group which is great can you tell me what’s on the horizon for the business and a working group we are looking at expanding to several other chapters and opening up those but we’ll also be doing including some other additional fun events that include golf outings we’re going to be doing some runs we’re going to include some charity events there as well and just building the community one thing that we’re going to continue to do is build referral partners we just caught up with a business networking and beers member Jake how do you guys go about empowering customers whether they’re a seller or a buyer I try to approach everybody with a consultative approach instead of you know I think people think of a real estate agent as maybe a pushy salesperson and that’s not it’s not what it’s about for us it’s really trying to educate and consult with our clients make them feel comfortable let them know that it’s all about them what is the relationship building that you do it’s really finding out their wants their needs really digging deep to find out what makes them take why are they moving why are they selling what’s the motivation behind that do they need to upsize are their growing family or are they downsizing maybe the kids have moved out and they don’t need the 3000 square-feet anymore maybe they need something like a condo finding out what areas they want to work in in setting up a search for them through the MLS and you know that process of showing them a home and figuring out you know is this going to work for them is this the right areas that maybe as a school district thank you very much for sharing your business with us let’s go see what else we can find out here I like the networking of beers more than the other networking groups just because it’s a little bit more relaxed a little bit more friendly it is social first you get to meet people you get to enjoy them eventually business comes out I found that this group is a great way to make connections more referrals are coming in the door and I always ask where did you hear about me and nine times out of 10 it is someone from this group that has recommended my name I really get to create a relationship with somebody so they feel trusted to recommend me I’ve been to a lot of different networking groups the thing I like about business networking and beers is it simple just come relax you drink Network and you repeat I never would have thought that I would get so many referrals out of a group like this but I’m known as the guy that has answers to your insurance questions so people will connect with me because of that and the big thing about this group is there are experts all around us and it’s non-threatening it’s very social and it’s a lot of fun you can reach out to the business networking and beers group at West Michigan dot beer if you want to look us up it’s a meetup group every week we go to a different location and speaking of locations this past week came across the baby fawn and a doe giving birth and that is on my buy local Michigan Channel come down be part of business networking and beers join us on by local michigan on all our social media networks and remember to buy and shop locally

Author: Kevin Mason

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