FAQ's about becoming a member

Q - How often do BoB Global groups meet?

A - All BoB clubs meet once every TWO weeks


Q: Can anyone be a member of a chapter?

A: We only take one person per business specialty. So if you are a residential real estate person and we already have one, we can refer you to another Chapter, or we may work with you to open another Chapter. Of course, if you are a commercial real estate person, you could be eligible to participate in this chapter.


Q: How do you know new members are reputable?

A: The application asks for references and each chapter has a Membership Committee that conducts reference checks. There are also interviews. It's referral marketing, so before they even come to a meeting they have to have spoken to someone or been invited by someone in the group. Everyone has to have a sponsor, or one is assigned to them, and they interview them.


Q: What if a member gets a referral and does poor work?

A: We have a Code of Ethics and it's the Membership Committee's job to make sure it's respected. It is imperative that anyone who gives a referral and finds out it was not satisfactorily handled must report that to the Membership Committee, who will investigate in a professional manner.


Q- How much does it cost to become a member?

A - The cost to become a member is the same in each country that we operate in. The current costs to become member :

One-off Registration Fee: €100

Annual Membership Fee:€ 400

Total first year  annual membership: €500


Q - Can I spread the cost of membership?

A - If you are a new/startup business, it is possible to spread the cost of the annual membership after you have paid the one-off registration fee. Then pay your annual membership by 2 post dated cheques - dated +1 month and +2 months. Doing this will not cost you any more than paying in one go. However, this will be at the discretion of the Regional Director


Q - If I can't make a meeting do I have to provide a substitute?No, you don't have to provide a subsitute, but it may be worthwhile getting someone to stand in for you to promote your business if possible



Q - I represent a Charity, if I joined a BoB Group would I get a discount?

A - We would expect you to pay the normal amount but then we would make a generous donation to your charity


FAQ - When you are a member

Q - Do I have to attend every meeting?

A - No, but it is REALLY important to attend as many BoB groups meetings as possible, so as not to miss the opportunity to promote your business, ask for specific referrals and to meet with visitors and members



Q - How do I let you know if I can't make a meeting?

A - 7-10 days before each meeting you will receive and automated email to remind you of the next meeting. All we expect you to do is respond to the email confirming that you will be attending OR to tell us why you can't make that meeting - ie: On holiday, illness etc so that we can confirm final numbers with the venue.


 

Q: What occupations benefit the most from networking?

A: It is not the occupation, it is the individual. The occupation can be anything. If you're focused and you have a dream and you're willing to take action, you are the person we want in the group.


Q: Are members supposed to bring visitors?

A: You're encouraged to bring visitors to help promote the group and the Members.


Q: Do ethical rules for certain professions prohibit participation in BoB?

A: BoB understands the importance of the ethical concerns governing certain professions and acknowledges that rules can differ by location. As such, BOB therefore requires its members to uphold the rules of its profession so as not to violate the professional’s ethical obligations. In the event that BoB general rules could potentially violate a professional’s ethical code.


Q: If I specialize in a field within my industry, am I expected to be an expert in all aspects of my industry?

A: BoB understands that many industries and professions are broad and that people often specialize. BoB does not expect, nor does it encourage, any person to participate in an area outside their expertise.



Q - Do I have to give referrals?

A - NO, we only want members to pass quality referrals so if you don't have any at any meetings that is OK.

 We prefer QUALITY rather than QUANTITY ! But please remember the more referrals you GIVE the more you will  RECEIVE



Q - What else should I do to make sure that BoB groups work for me?

A - One REALLY important thing to do is arrange regular one2one meeting with each member of your BoB club. This will help you both understand what you both do and the sort of people who you are looking for introduction to.

Note: You can easily book one2one meetings with other members through our online system,