Interview with Business Networker CEO Douglas Vermeeren

Business_Networker_logoCan you tell us about the upcoming launch of Business Networker? The concept seems great, but what would you say sets you apart from Facebook or Linkedin?

Essentially I have been involved in business networking in both live settings and online for more than 2 decades. I have observed how business really happens and have found that the two most popular online tools are really missing quite a bit. They are good resources for social networking and recruiting for jobs. But they really don’t allow for true business relationships to be built. I have tried with Business Networker to correct that and allow for relationships to begin, evolve and turn transactional.

What kind of options will people have to communicate?

Naturally members have an opportunity to message each other in the traditional ways, but we also have a video chat possibility that we’ve added. This tool also allows a person to connect with multiple people at once. This is something people are already talking about using in training groups, creating online networking events in real time and conferencing with groups of customers at once.

I think the idea of enabling a store front for your profile is amazing. It makes online product launches and seminars so much easier. What kind of options will people have to sell their products?

There really are no limits when it comes to utilizing the store. A person can be as creative, if not more so than you can see on many of the popular commerce sites like Amazon or ebay. One of the big benefits that I see to businesses with this tool is also the virtual terminal capability. That means that as long as you have a device connected you can take a payment in person at a trade show or a coffee shop. A lot of business owners have expressed excitement about this.

How does your Lead generation work? For example, if I wanted to sell a weight loss product, could I find customers through your system?

You would definitely be able to find customers and leads through our site for a weight loss product. In fact, you will be able to find people interested in just about anything you can think of. We have exclusive software that allows business owners to identify those most likely to do business with them and then connect. Cold calling or fishing for prospects will be almost entirely eliminated.

Can I even SAVE money by shopping through your customers stores?

Absolutely. There are many of our vendors that have built their offers to be exclusive through our site and I have several that are even given their services or products away to build awareness. I should add that vendors are not just offering Business to Business products. We’ve got everything.

Where can we sign up?”
That’s simple. www.BusinessNetworker.com

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