Upcoming Step Ahead Events

In addition to the individual Step Ahead Networking Groups that meet once each month, we offer monthly events that allow our members to meet those in other chapters and the business community at large.

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Time-Saving One Per Industry Networking

There's no need to allow for travel time, traffic or gas with virtual meetings.  Each group meets only once per month and each member is unique within each group, making the referral process simpler.

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Members Choose a Charity

Each quarter the members of each chapter select a charity and we donate 10% of net proceeds.

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Virtual Business Networking with a Twist

Step Ahead Networking brings a new twist to the business networking world in Queens and Long Island. We are a one-per-industry networking group that meets on a regular basis, but we meet once a month, rather than once a week, allowing busy business-people to have more time for getting business done. For the safety of our members, we have moved to a virtual format for the foreseeable future, with all of our meetings on Zoom.

Like the giants in the networking industry, we have multiple chapters, but unlike the giants, there is no fee to apply, our pricing is reasonable and you only have to commit for three months the first time.  Subsequent renewals are annual.

Since we meet once a month, any meeting that falls on a holiday will be rescheduled at another date. All of our meetings have a facilitator, which means that the person running the meeting is not there to promote their own business, but to make sure that every member receives maximum value. Of course, you also have to do your part.

With monthly meetings, attendance is particularly important, so absence and lateness will be tracked, and every member is encouraged to bring value to the group in whatever way they can, which may include:
• giving referrals to other members
• holding individual meetings with other members outside of regular meeting hours
• inviting guests and/or new members to meetings
• making useful introductions, even if it's not direct business
• offering discounts on goods and services to other group members
• bringing relevant articles/education to the attention of the group

We will hold inter-chapter mixers monthly, which will allow all of our members the opportunity to meet members from other chapters as well as visitors who have not yet joined. Sponsorships for these events, which will be held in the evening will be available for those members who wish to call special attention to their business.

Members can also visit other chapters once per quarter at no extra cost, as long as there is no category conflict with someone in that chapter. The facilitators will be keeping an eye on the needs of each member, so if there's someone you should meet in another chapter, we'll point it out.

The format of our meetings is designed to keep it fresh. We're the networking organization for the person who's tired of the same old same old, so our groups will hear from each other as well as outside speakers as is appropriate.

Our Members Get Published

Perhaps the thing that makes Step Ahead Networking most unique is that we offer our members the opportunity to get published at no extra cost as part of our Step Ahead Series.

We Support Local Charities

Charitable giving was built into our business plan.  We offer not for profit organizations discounted memberships and the opportunity to be the beneficiary of our charitable giving program.

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