TYSB Connect helps you take the “work” out of networking. Based on a series of simple questions, proprietary algorithms work to pair you with a fellow TYSB Connect member that matches the criteria you are looking for in an ideal networking connection.
Design the criteria that best suits your networking needs. Choose how often you want to be introduced to someone new and set location parameters. Each new introduction is specifically arranged to meet both members' needs!
TYSB Connect is constantly adapting to your preferences and aims to deliver introductions that match your requirements. Each one-on-one introduction is a mutual opportunity to expand your network.
"Before TYSB Connect, it was incredibly difficult to connect with the right people and do business development in other countries. Now, since I get introduced to people from all over the world that can directly impact on my company's success right in my mailbox every month, it’s never been easier!"
"I used to use LinkedIn quite a bit for business development, but to be honest, the amount of time and energy it took me to not only find the right people, connect with them and follow-up was never worth it in the end. TYSB Connect is changing the game on how small businesses expand their network. Every connection I’ve received has been right on point! As a result of TYSB Connect, I’ve been able to connect with prospective clients AND incredible partners."
"I am so grateful to have stumbled upon TYSB Connect. As a VIP member, each month I receive 2 personalized connections in my inbox where I am able to directly get in contact with them without having to leave my email. I’ve never seen anything like it before and I am truly thankful that a community like this exist for small businesses."
"I’ve used TYSB Connect for a few months now and have been regularly connected to other Thank You Small Business members on a monthly basis. Some connections I already know, but most are new and have help me leveraged warm introduction to other members in my area. I’ve had the opportunity to be introduced to fantastic new members face-to-face, and reconnect with old colleagues over a simple phone call. Overall – If you’re looking to expand your network, I’ve found TYSB Connect to be a strategic asset when helping me forge new introductions."
"I was included in the TYSB Connect program, which provides connections among Thank You Small Business members based on a user’s profile. Each month I have received a connection to whom I reached out in each instance. As a result of the TYSB Connect, I was able to set up new meetings with prospective clients, of which one materialized to a live engagement with a sizable strategic buyer!"
“I really love the Thank You Small Business concept. Great use of technology and terrific for those of us who always seem to run out of time to make use of our networks! Kudos on the success!”
I find TYSB Connect super useful as a way to connect with new business opportunities throughout the year! Plus, I feel better connected to the Thank You Small Business community."
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To get started, you may opt in by accepting your personalized email invitation or click Get Started at the top of the screen and use any personal email address on file. We look forward to welcoming you to the TYSB Connect and hope you approach each new introduction as a valuable stepping stone!
If the idea of being intelligently introduced to fellow TYSB Connect members in a one-on-one setting sounds intriguing, then you’re definitely in the right place! The goal of this community is to help find and meet the most valuable, mutually beneficial and productive members in our organization. Let’s get started...
By accepting your email invitation (or joining using the Get Started link above) you will need to onboard. Onboarding is where the TYSB Connect community gets to know you a bit better; we need to understand who you are, but also what you need! The onboarding process only takes a few minutes and gives us our first glimpse into your networking needs.
Fantastic, now that you have completed onboarding, your account is live! You will begin receiving introductions shortly, but in the meantime, you have a choice:
Setup your profile: You can venture into the TYSB Connect platform and begin adding information concerning your bio, skills, services and company. You can also explore your Leads Billboard. More on that later!
Once you complete the onboarding process, you will start receiving TYSB Connect introductions! TYSB Connect networking requires NO SEARCHING; our matching algorithm arranges ALL introductions between members.
Helpful hint: Introductions will be made available to you via email and our mobile/web platforms. For a much more in-depth look at introductions, check out this helpful tutorial.
You will have already selected your introduction frequency during onboarding, i.e., once a month, twice a month or once a week. At TYSB Connect we do our best to match you with colleagues who share mutually beneficial values. The intent of every introduction is to provide both members with opportunities to forge real business relationships. Here’s some of the criteria we use to match members.
Once you receive a new introduction, it’s your turn to reach out and get the ball rolling. With each introduction you will receive contact information and the member's summary and company info.
Don’t be shy: Remember, everyone in our community opted in and wants to meet you; why not be the first to reach out and introduce yourself? Here are a few tips on how to chat or meet.
From time to time let us know what you think of your introductions. Feedback is one of our most important means for better understanding what types of TYSB Connect members you prefer meeting. It’s also your opportunity to jot down any notes or important reminders when following up later.
In addition to our tailored one-on-one introductions, we offer the Leads Billboard! This is a community wide bulletin board featuring member Needs, Offers, Questions and Updates. ALL members of the TYSB Connect can view, message and post to this fantastic biz/dev resource!
Posting a new opportunity to the TYSB Connect Leads Billboard is easy! Simply follow these steps:
Helpful hint: Members can ONLY reply to Leads using our private messenger. For a more in-depth look at replying to Leads, check out this helpful tutorial.
Respond to a Lead by clicking the Message button at the bottom of the post you are interested in discussing. This will open the TYSB Connect private messenger where you can submit a response to that particular member. Allow 2-3 days for a response before following up.
Remember: Posting and replying to the Leads Billboard is a privilege. Admins have the right to suspend or remove members for inappropriate and(or) spamming behavior. Please review our code of conduct.
When responding to a Lead, TYSB Connect WILL NOT share personal or professional contact information. It is up to you and the Lead owner to exchange contact information if acceptable. More information on the Leads Billboard can be found under our FAQ section, or by visiting our User Support pages.