Biznik: A networking group that doesn't suck.

March 2, 2006 in 3 out of 5 stars, A community, Free

What is it?

Biznik: A networking group that doesn't suck.: A business networking group founded in Seattle and slowly going worldwide. Biznik is for folks who think "Power Partners" and "lunch bunches" are lame and want to network without feeling like they are in kindergarten.


Who makes it?

Dan McComb

Why is it the killerest?

1. It's non-exclusive, non-hierarchical and event based (not chapter based)

2. Emphasizes collaboration, not competition

3. It's a community with many ways to participate

4. Biznik is pro-technology AND pro face-to-face. The website rocks

5. It's got members in 12 US states and 6 countries, and is growing rapidly

6. It's free, and basic membership will always be free.

How much does it cost?



Reviewed by Chris Haddad

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I'd rate Biznik a 4-stars. I went and looked at Carson's 4-star ratings, and lets face it, anything that helps you with the things you fear or loath most is going to rate 4. Biznik helps people network and prospect - which is a fear-and-loathing thing for lot of business owners who are introverts. This is much worse than going to the Post Office or visiting a lawyer. With Biznik you can network and prospect online or live. You can get involved and give a seminar on your area of expertise. You can offer members incentives to try your service or product. You can give away a free massage or consultation to people as a birthday gift. You can post testimonials on the behalf of other members who show up and get the job done. The only reason Biznik shouldn't get a 5-star, in my opinion, is it's so new it's only local in Seattle and San Francisco. Watch for Biznik in Charlotte, Las Vegas, and Anchorage soon, same as Craig's List.

Posted by: Howard G | Apr 24, 2006 2:17:52 PM

Biznik relaunched on July 1 with a massive Web 2.0 upgrade to our site, which now features a location-aware network that geo-locations members and shows them relevant connections and events in their city. It's such a big upgrade that we hope you'll take a second look!

Posted by: Dan McComb | Jul 26, 2007 2:34:21 PM

3 stars for Biznik their networking group.

Posted by: Chris Rugh | Nov 20, 2009 9:33:12 PM