What is K&M Speed Networking? K&M is a small business growth community in beautiful Wilmington, NC area. We lead a community of powerful entrepreneurs and business professionals who come together for workshops and referrals on a regular basis. We connect, support, and learn together. Our mindset is that anything in life is possible if you want it badly enough. We work hard and we play hard….together 🙂 Our members are truly inspirational and they have become a family.
What’s in it for me? How can you help me grow my business? K&M will help put you in front of the right people to build relationships and strategic alliances with. By doing so, our members become your sales force… and yes, your clients. Want to increase your sales and referrals?! Be the first to give one! It’s that simple. It’s all about paying it forward…. We provide workshops and tools to help you be successful in your business. This year, our mission is to help our members THINK BIGGER and PLAY A BIGGER GAME. So much is possible if you believe in yourself, have the right skills, and are surrounded by like minded and positive people who have your back. This is all available to you if you make K&M a priority. Are you up for it?!
Can K&M help me grow my business if I’m not actively participating? Let me ask you this…What happens if you pay for a gym membership and you never go? It wouldn’t be ideal and you wouldn’t be maximizing your membership. As with anything, the more you put into it, the more you’ll benefit.
Am I a good fit for K&M? What qualities are you looking for in a member? We’re looking for motivated, personable people who love what they do, have a drive to be successful, understand the important of attendance, and want to be part of a team. Our K&M events are known for their positivity, their growth mindset, their professionalism (yet fun loving manner!), and their support of one another. We’re looking for those who want to crush their 2017 business goals and want to help their fellow members do the same. Many of our members, including myself, believe in the Law Of Attraction….. Ask. Believe. Receive. Taking yourself to the next level is very much attributed to your mindset.
How can I make the most of my K&M membership? By showing up regularly and being active at our networking events, our mastermind meetings, and our Business After Hours events! Getting to know our members is crucial. People can’t refer you in they don’t know, like, and trust you. It’s as simple as that! By getting to know one another, you’ll create strategic alliances, start joint ventures, increase your client leads and referrals, and so much more! In the process, you’ll also leverage the other member’s circles of influence, meaning, they can connect you with people they know. By asking, “Who do you know who…..”, that alone will open many doors and opportunities for you! P.S. Growing your business does not ONLY happen during our K&M events. We also encourage one-to-one’s outside of our meetings, so people can get to know one another more. It’s simple…just contact one of our members and meet them for coffee for an hour….or meet them before or after a K&M event since you’re going to be there anyway! Find out more about one another’s products / services, who their target market is, what their business goals are, etc. FYI – The BEST question you can ask someone during a one-to-one is, “How can I help you?!” It’s so powerful and it works wonders!
How important is attendance? Honestly, It’s very important. K&M follows the commitment, rather than the compliance, philosophy. We believe that those who see the value of the group will make it a priority to be there. Historically, our members’ success rate have been related to their attendance record. The more they participated, the stronger their ROI (return on investment). By attending regularly, our members are keeping their pipelines full of potential clients and referrals. If members are absolutely not able to attend, they tend to text or FB Kerry to let her know. No substitutes are needed. We will see you next time!
Can I visit the group before becoming a member? Absolutely!…… We actually encourage it. We do offer a 2 event trial period. Your first event is complementary. The second is only $10. (P.S. If you know at our first meeting that you are definitely joining (which actually tends to happen a lot lol) ….You can officially join before our second event and save the $10! The vibe of the group, and the overall experience, speaks for itself, so we’d love for you to check us out it first hand! Talking about it and being there are two different things. We’ll also want to get to know you, so it’s a win-win!
Are you exclusive? No, since day 1 (which was 7+ years ago) we have not be exclusive. We believe in the power of teamwork and supporting one another. We also believe that no one can do it like you do! Let me clarify…Other people may do WHAT YOU DO but there’s something unique that sets you apart, especially the manner in which you do it, and the results that you deliver to your clients. It is also true that some of our members who would be typically been considered “competition” have actually created strategic alliances and pass sales and referrals to one another.
When are your meetings? At the present time, our meetings occur on three Thursdays per month at different venues in Wilmington. Our meeting time remains constant though….. 11:45 am until 1:30 pm (max) . Please check out the event tab on this website for more specifics. You may also find our events at www.facebook.com/kandmspeednetworking .
Why is there 6 month commitment when I first join K&M? Our goal is for K&M to be a complete win-win. We want our new members to maximize their membership and be very successful. Building trusting and long term relationships takes time to evolve. Have people received leads and referrals at their first K&M event? Yes, they have. We’re looking for those who will make the commitment to support our members and also give us a good opportunity to support you.
What can I expect at a K&M event? First of all, K&M has a very good vibe. Our members are truly awesome and very welcoming. You will definitely notice the family “feel” when you visit. They are professional, fun loving, and knowledgeable. It’s incredible to be surrounded by like-minded people who believe in the same things that you do. At our events, everyone will introduce themselves for 30 – 60 seconds. There is usually a 10 minute presentation by one of our members (selected in advance) so we can find out more about their business so we can best support them. We then mastermind with that member and provide him/her with tips, referrals, recommendations, etc to grow their business. We encourage interaction and the input of ideas /opinions. K&M offers an open door policy. This is “our” group and our goal is continue to evolve as our members do.
What does my membership include? Your membership will include: 1. productive opportunities to build relationships with our awesome members at our networking events, 2. the opportunity to share growth strategies and brainstorm money generating activities at our mastermind meetings, 3. enhancing your exposure by advertising on our website, 4, strengthening your business skills at our workshops, 5. and participating in our private K&M Facebook forum to continue to share ideas with our members outside of our meetings. You will get to know everyone at each networking event.
Who are your current members? Our members range from home-based businesses…to insurance…to mortgage…to health/wellness…to home services….to pretty much everything. We have a wide variety of trades / professions. You can view our current member directory on this website!
What is a K&M mastermind meeting? A mastermind group brings people together for a shared purpose. For K&M, that is to build relationships, support one another, and help you increase your sales and referrals. We started holding mastermind meetings in 2016 and they were a huge success! They’ll continue to be an integral benefit to our members! On a regular basis, a small group of our members get together for lunch and showcase their business. Everyone has the opportunity to be on the “hot seat” where we collaborate marketing strategies, provide resources for strategic alliances, provide referrals, and more!
How can I follow K&M? 1. Visit our website at: www.kandm.me
2. “Like” our business FB page: www.facebook.com/kandmspeednetworking.
3. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (via this website)
Can I pay for K&M on a monthly basis? Yes! K&M accepts monthly credit card drafts for your convenience! For those who wish to pay 6 months or 1 year in advance, they will receive a discounted rate too!
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? CALL ME TO SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY 15 MINUTE “GET ACQUAINTED” CALL to discuss your business struggles, ask key questions, and talk about solutions.
OK…..YOU’VE ANSWERED ALL OF MY QUESTIONS…..THIS IS JUST WHAT I NEED!!! HOW DO I JOIN K&M?! Great to hear! We look forward to helping you grow your business!!!! We will be adding our new K&M application to our website shortly but in the meantime, simply contact me, Kerry Kasotsky, today to receive yours!
Kerry Kasotsky can be reached at 910-338-9770 firstname.lastname@example.org
Try Us Out Before Joining… What a Two Event Trial Period Means….
We offer a two event trial period to all visitors so you can make sure it’s a perfect match.
Depending on our event location, you will be asked to purchase a meal or donate toward the food for each event. (Your second event, will also require $10. ) Our K&M membership is required thereafter.
Monthly credit card drafts and six month membership options are now available.
Your K&M membership is company-based, not member-based, unless if you prefer it that way. Non-profit organizations may attend our events at no cost.
Members and guests are always encouraged to bring guests.
To help us continue to ‘grow” the group, all members are asked to bring at least one guest to a K&M event on a quarterly basis.
How to Maximize Your K&M Membership:
- Contact all our members via phone or email, and introduce yourself as a new K&M member! Find out how you can help one another! (Go to our Members tab for most current members listing.)
- GET INVOLVED and regularly attend our networking events
- Do your one to one’s! Meet with our members individually at a local coffee shop, etc. Get to know them and discuss how you can support one another. Collect one another’s business cards / brochures so you’ll have them on hand if someone needs their service. For time management purposes, book a few one to one’s on the same day.. Allow yourself at least 1.5 hour with each person…you can also meet with them before or after a K&M event.
- Post on our private K&M FB page. You may post your services, your specials, start discussions, ask questions, etc.
- Read the downloadable, “Networking Mastery’ and “Facebook Mastery’ books found at our “Resources” tab. They were written by our very own member, Bruce Brown
- Build a rapport with our other members, Be open, friendly, and helpful….don’t try to sell to them.
- Make sure www.kandm.me is available on your mobile phone. As soon as you have a referral to give, all K&M members’ contact info will be at your fingertips!
- K&M Orientation: Receive some great business tips and hit the ground running with K&M!
- Implement what our business trainers have taught; be accountable
- Follow-up timely on any referrals provided to you by attendees and/or members
- Host a Business After Hours event
- Stay after K&M events to further network with attendees
- Create an effective 1 minute presentation about your business
- Give referrals! Karma is good…It’ll come back to you…
- Create power groups within K&M
- Create email blasts…with an opt-out option
- Connect with one another on FB, Linked In, etc….make sure to “like” each others FB business pages
- Hold home (and/or holiday) parties with other members (skincare, jewelry)
- Give something away as a door prize; offer free samples of your product/services)
- If you can’t attend an event, continue to keep in touch with our members. Our newsletters will inform you of all of our brand new members. Reach out to them!
- Post your specials /upcoming events on our private and public K&M FB pages public: (www.facebook.com/kandmspeednetworking) Contact Kerry for access to our private page.