I recently attended a few BNI meetings and after thinking about forking over the $350 plus per year fee I felt the same concept could be accomplished through a meet up networking group. I would like to get various fields of business together in one room and have each of us work towards helping each other build our respectful businesses. Let's share what we do, offer advice, and most especially refer one another. It is through our referrals (word of mouth) that we can grow and it is through our respect for one another that our businesses can get that added push or needed addition (or subtraction). We will meet in NE Raleigh at a local coffee shop. The owner has offered us the space in exchange for our business at his establishment. As for the specifics well that will change as we grow. Please let us know what you do, what you have to offer, and please be willing to give as well as receive business from your colleagues.