(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Barrie, ON (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
(http://www.thenetworkingeffect.com) The Networking Effect, an online platform that helps match and connect local small businesses with purpose, today announced the launch of its "Groups" functionality.
By creating a "Group" on The Networking Effect, all kinds of networking organizations and small businesses will be able to easily build and manage their own online community to promote sharing, communicating, connecting and networking between members, by using a variety of tools.
Any user of The Networking Effect who is a small business owner can easily create their own "Group" from scratch, by using an easy-to-use "Group" admin set-up page, with all the settings and options available, including control over logo's, editing content, privacy settings and inviting new and existing members into the group.
Many small businesses are challenged with setting up a place and process for client communication management. Small businesses on The Networking Effect are now able to use the "Group" functionality as a communications portal for their client base. They are able to communicate with their clients individually and as a group, sharing tips and advice, best practices, and success stories and other content, while encouraging clients to engage in a dialogue with each other via discussion forums and a blog.
Another type of "Group" popular with Networking Effect users are traditional face-to-face small business-networking groups, chambers of commerce or breakfast networking meet-ups, who need to create an online version of their community to encourage online networking in-between face-to-face events. By creating a "Group" on The Networking Effect additional value and benefits can be offered to their membership, such as increasing their level of membership activity and engagement online, which extends their organizations' value. Traditional business networking organizations will be able to leverage networking tools designed for encouraging member-to-member interactions and creating personal networks.
"With this exciting addition to our platform functionality, our goal is to help our members to grow and thrive by allowing small businesses and networking groups to build their own local, engaged and supportive "Groups"," said John Cameron, Co-Founder and CEO of The Networking Effect. "We know there's a growing trend with business people using a wide variety of different social media networks to try and connect with prospects and suppliers many of which have some big disadvantages. Our "Group" functionality is designed to be a one-stop destination for networking groups and small businesses to help them easily share, communicate, connect and network - within their like-minded group communities."
If want to request to build and manage your own "Group" please visit - http://www.thenetworkingeffect.com/group-request.php
About The Networking Effect
The Networking Effect is a rapidly growing online community that helps match and connect local small businesses with purpose. The core of The Networking Effect is about matching small business members so they can build real, long lasting business connections that will help them succeed. The Networking Effect has a unique matching engine that allows members to not only find new prospects, suppliers and get advice quickly, but also to connect with other members and to build a personal, trusted network, using a wide variety of connection tools. Founded in late 2013, The Networking Effect is a Canadian technology start-up and is headquartered in Barrie, Ontario.