B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn is a weekly lunch and learn business networking group in Des Moines Iowa dedicated to helping small business owners start and grow by sharing knowledge, resources and leads. We designed it as a lunch and learn, as well as a lead networking group, because…
Nothing helps incubate a business like a referral, right? Anybody who’s been able to stay in business knows this truth. So, during the weekly meeting, you can expect to briefly share your business idea or give your current venture’s elevator speech. Bring plenty of business cards to pass around and give attendees a reason to refer you to qualified business prospects.
“Nothing happens until a sale is made.” – Red Motley quote from 1946
Sometimes it’s hard to work ON the business when you’re so focused on working IN the business. So, when you’re sharing your business idea or giving your current venture’s elevator speech, feel free to pose your business’ challenges. The rest of the group will be excited to pitch in and assist with their hard-earned experiences with similar issues. Two heads are better than one!
“How can he see he’s got flies in his eyes if he’s got flies in his eyes?” – Orr from Catch-22
In addition to each attendee sharing equally, one participant or guest speaker will hold the floor for a timed presentation to provide either further insight into their business and/or further insight into your business.
After the meeting, feel free to make use of the West Des Moines Business Incubator’s free WIFI and open coworking space to continue the relationships garnered during the meeting time.
Come to our hour-long lunch meeting and let’s help each other grow our businesses through sharing leads and learnings.
***We’ve moved as of June 1, 2016 to***
***318 5th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265***
Q – What is the cost for the Thursday lunch and learn?
A – There is no fee associated with this group, currently. The West Des Moines Business Incubator provides the pizza.
Q – Does your group limit the number of people representing each profession?
A – We do not restrict members of a particular industry. It’s more of a lunch and learn than a lead referral group. More frequent attendance and professional networking skills will keep you top of mind for referrals.
Q – What are your membership requirements?
A – We don’t have an official membership per say, just attendees who visit more regularly than others. For that reason, we don’t have formalized rules. A meeting agenda, as well as generally accepted networking and professional skills serve us well.
Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (BING-IA) organizes the group and events. See About.