What we're about
Now in Bradenton...
In our 10th year as the #1 FREE referral network, FREE to join (If you are willing to make the commitment), FREE to attend!
Our mission is to help all entrepreneurs succeed so they can create jobs, grow economies, offer customers better products and services, realize great personal satisfaction and wealth, and fund programs that make the world a better place without the need to depend upon the government to do it for us.
Like the bridge in our logo, SPAN brings businesses together to support each other and the local community. Join and attend for free! The Successful Professionals Alliance Network, helping local business grow by helping others. Now that is truly SPANtastic!
You must attend a minimum of 3 of our daytime meetings per month and RSVP yes or no for ALL meetings. If you will not be able to meet this commitment, please stop now.
This really sums up SPAN: 'When someone shares something of value with you, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.' -Chinese Proverb
We meet Thursdays at 9 AM in downtown Bradenton. Meetings last approximately 1 hour.
In a separate group we have one after hours event at various venues for everybody on the 3rd Thursday each month. To join the After Hours group please click: SPAN After Hours (http://www.meetup.com/SPAN-After-Hours)
“Help somebody achieve their goals and you will have a client and friend for life.”
-Steven J. Husak, SPAN Founder
SPAN is more than just Totally Free Networking!
IT'S ALL ABOUT QUALITY REFERRALS and supporting local business and charities!
Our Mission is to Rebuild the Vibrant Suncoast Area Economy...One Referral at a Time!
Founded by Steven J. Husak in February 2009 in Sarasota, FL, our first meeting had six attendees. Today we have over 1200 ACTIVE individual members between our SPAN and SPAN After Hours groups!
We are small, mid-size and large business owners, managers, salespeople, entrepreneurs and professionals working together to grow our referral networks. We hold a weekly meeting and you will want to attend on a consistent basis to maximize the benefit to you.
Questions? Please contact us at SPAN@ContinentsApart.com or (941)350-5019
"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." ~Napoleon Hill
When joining please...
[1> Please answer all questions completely and carefully follow all instructions
 Use your full name on your profile (only one person's name, complete first and last name, not a business name, couples should join separately).
 Please include a solo photo of yourself, a head or head and shoulders shot. No logos or advertising in the photo. Remember, this will be the lasting impression to your colleagues.Remember SPAN is FREE, but not without cost. We expect you to reply YES or NO through the site for EVERY MEETING.
That's It! Then just choose the meetings and events that you wish to attend and RSVP!
You must attend a minimum of 3 meetings per month and RSVP for ALL meetings. If you will not be able to meet this commitment, please stop now.
We accept members from all lines of business. We are here to help each other grow our businesses by referrals, not to sell services, products or business opportunities to our fellow members. We learn about the businesses of other members so that when we see an opportunity for them we recognize it and bring the parties together. This is far stronger than a 'leads' group.
You will get a chance to tell everyone who you are, what you do and what is the best referral the group can provide to you.
We are not strict on what time you come or go, but if you arrive after the start of a meeting you may not get to speak in front of the group. This is because we are all about networking and referrals...how can a member do their part if they only tell about their business and their ideal referral but never hear the needs of other members because they weren't there to hear it?
The fastest growing referral group on Florida's Suncoast