What we're about
The San Mateo Professional Alliance is a business strategy and networking leads club. The club provides each small business member with business networking opportunities to promote his or her business or profession in a friendly business referral networking atmosphere.
Our goal is very simple, to expand each member's business by promoting and marketing each other! To do this network marketing we meet every Wednesday for lunch to learn about each other's businesses and to exchange business leads in a professional networking environment. The meetings run for about an hour. Each member and each guest provides a short introduction to his or her business and explains what kinds of business leads, customers and clients the person is looking for. Then, one of the members delivers a 15-30 minute promotional presentation to the group telling all the other members in more depth about his or her business or profession, the types of products or services provided, and what distinguishes the member's business from its competitors.
The club's membership is limited to only one representative from each type of business or profession. As a result, all tax and accounting referrals go to the one CPA in the club, all real estate legal matters go to the one real estate attorney in the club, everyone looking to buy or sell a home or condo are referred to the one Realtor in the club, everyone searching for a home loan is referred to the one real estate lender in the club, and so forth.
At the meetings members may display and distribute business cards, company brochures and other informational materials. A member will exchange a business lead when the member believes he has information about someone who could benefit from another member's services or products. Business referrals are exchanged and the lead may be as simple as the name and phone number of a person the member wants to refer to another member of the club. This exchange is a very powerful tool! Wouldn't you like to have 20-25 other business owners referring you business from their current and future customers and clients, friends, relatives and acquaintances?
Club members are highly motivated to expand the club's membership base because additional members will produce more business leads and general networking opportunities for all members of the club.
Club dues are only $60 per year. Membership in the club gets you an automatic listing in the club's website and in the club's printed brochure (one time fee of $40). Unlike most other business leads clubs, our club is run by and solely for the benefit of the members. We do not pay high dues to some distant central ownership organization.
We are currently involved in a membership drive and are looking for new members in several categories of business. If you would like to increase the opportunities to promote your business or profession, to network with other business owners like yourself, and to increase your client or customer base, call us. Or join us any Wednesday at 12:00 noon for lunch at the Spiedo Ristorante in downtown San Mateo located at 223 E. 4th Avenue. Or call Mike Foor, Realtor at (650) 430-6500. Or contact Mike Foor through his website at http://www.mikefoor.com thanks.
We also have an informal networking session just before our one hour meeting and another informal networking session just after the meeting. So come early if you like or stay late if you have the time and network with other business owners and professionals.
See our video on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tax2_ZvM4ik for more about us.
See us at http://www.sanmateoprofessionalalliance.com for more information.