Building Trades Network – Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What makes Building Trades Network different from other network groups?
A. We are professionals who only work in the housing industry. Other network groups often have multiple level marketing businesses that try to sell directly to it’s members. We believe when we grow our relationships though weekly meetings, events, mixers and our non-profit work we are actually building trust and better understanding of each member. We really get to know their business ethics, knowledge, experience and specialties making it far easier to refer to them to other contractors, trades people, clients, family, neighbors and friends.
Q. What is the non-profit side of Building Trades Network?
A. We are a non-profit organization registered as “Building Trades Network Outreach Foundation” and we have worked very closely with different veteran groups for the past several years including “Furnishing Hope” for our returning wounded warriors, we also help at large events that offer care and education to homeless vets, we have given clothing, food, blankets and Christmas gifts to the homeless in our areas, we have contributed thousands of pounds of food tooth Orange County Food Bank and we are now heavily involved with Mercy House who is a wonderful organization helping mothers and children giving them a safe and clean place to live as they transition to permanent housing.
Q. I see there are three chapters, Can I go to all three meeting to meet more members?
A. Yes. We encourage our members to meet every member in the organization to get the maximum value out of their membership. The more people you meet, the more opportunities for long term business relationships that add up big to your bottom line.
Q. What does it cost to join?
A. We have a $500 fee to join BTN and there is a small monthly chapter fee of around $20 a month to pay for the meeting room and coffee. We don’t believe in serving breakfast at our 7am meetings. It costs members more money, it takes more time, and frankly, it detracts from what we are trying to accomplish as a group. Get in and get out and get on with your busy day.
Q. What are the goals of BTN as an organization?
A. The founders had a vision. To bring together professionals in the housing industry who are like minded, licensed and bonded, are character first people who are looking to grow their business through networking with people they like and feel comfortable referring all with giving back to the community as our common passion.
Q. How do I join Building Trades Network?
A. Contact us for an application and attend a meeting, pretty simple. You will be happy you did!