Why choose us
If you’re connecting with people that can help your business, you’re more than likely to be able to help them in return with theirs. A professional support network of those you trust is behind every truly successful enterprise.
And Opendoorz is all about easing this path to success. We help you build that network of introducers, partners, suppliers, mentors and friends, offering guidance, inspiration and a dose of laughter and fun along the way.
If you’ve been sceptical before about networking, then give the Opendoorz approach a go. You won’t look back!
If you surround yourself with a network made up of the right calibre of professional, then this can only help your business. Which is why we know it’s worth being selective as success lies in quality rather than volume. We don’t believe in the ‘pack ‘em in’ philosophy and so it’s better that you’re the right fit for the group.
Each new member is chosen because of what they can bring to the group, and how they can directly influence the businesses of other members.
Our members are our best form of promotion. And they consistently say that being a member of Opendoorz is the backbone of their sales and marketing activity, sometimes it’s the only marketing they do! And the reason they’re so confident to put all their eggs in one basket? It’s because it brings results.
Many business owners and self-employed professionals feel that they work in isolation. You miss the camaraderie and feedback from being in a team. But being part of an Opendoorz group goes a long way to replacing those connections. We’re a support network, where you can give and receive feedback to further your business. Where success is measured by the quality and not the quantity of the introductions made. And where there’s a transparent system of recording and measuring your contribution, information that’s readily accessible to all members.
A fly on the wall at one of our group meetings would witness a lot of laughter, banter and goodwill. This is not a staid, dull environment where you have to wait your turn to speak!
However, to get the results that benefit the group, the meetings do follow a schedule. This is a tried-and-tested format that relies on new and fresh content provided by the members. You get the opportunity to share your experiences, give updates on your industry, and also highlight the types of introductions you’re looking for.
Groups are headed up by ‘ambassador’ members. These are motivated individuals who know the opportunities and benefits Opendoorz membership can bring. Together, they’re not only great Opendoorz promoters, but provide impetus and enthusiasm within their groups to achieve mutual success.
Your business thrives on building up and maintaining working relationships, those that can introduce you to new clients and where you can offer the same in return. Opendoorz is where you can make those first steps to establishing those valuable connections.
The format of membership ensures that there is a regular stream of new faces that you’ll meet. Each member is responsible for bringing along new connections to the monthly guest events – whether they be clients, suppliers, contacts or friends.
It’s also about linking people up with others that can help them. As a member of an Opendoorz group, you will be the sole representative of your profession within that group. But it’s through meeting others within the industry that you can embrace the benefits of having a wider professional support network.
It’s by consistently learning something new that you keep your professional skills fresh and up to date. Opendoorz is really committed to the ethos of Continuous Professional Development and a little bit of CPD runs throughout all of our meetings. Whether it’s picking up a bit of industry knowledge at a guest event or involving yourself in an interactive exercise in a group meeting – you’ll find it an invaluable key to your business success.
A little bit of structure is a good thing and it’s this which underpins our group meetings. We have a tried-and-tested format that blends great content whilst giving each member equal floorspace. You’ll have a chance to regularly showcase your expertise as well as presenting problems and dilemmas to receive well-informed feedback.
You want to know that you’ll be getting value from membership; all the hard work and energy you put into the group is focused in an effective way, giving you something back.
Imagine being part of a close-knit team focused on supporting and helping you grow your business. As an expert in your field, you relish being able to benefit from personal recommendations. Opendoorz gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge in a community of like-minded professionals.