Frequently Asked Questions
What is ARBN?
Alberta Referral Business Network (ARBN)
ARBN is a Referral Business Networking club, specializing in word-of-mouth referral marketing to help build business success through personal referrals.
ARBN Clubs meet bi-weekly to exchange qualified referrals, build solid business relationships, and develop proficient networking skills.
Membership is limited to one business per industry that can join a given club.
What makes ARBN different than any other Referral groups?
ARBN’s goal is to connect business people who understand the importance of personal contacts and relationships through an exclusive club setting in a relaxed yet structured atmosphere utilizing word-of-mouth referral networking.
In addition to the networking aspect to the clubs, we will periodically (as demand dictates) be presenting educational material on effective networking, public speaking, marketing with social media, sales, and a variety of business topics.
Twice a year we will hold mixer events featuring a special guest speaker that will deliver new, exciting, and relevant ideas that relate to our business success, and much, much more!
Every 3 months clubs hold an organizational review where we want to know if you have gotten business from the group, and if you have not, we discuss as a group what we can collectively do to ensure we get you the warm referrals you need to make this group a success for you.
How do I know ARBN will work for me and when will I see financial reward?
The most important reason to join is because this process is tried & true! ARBN will increase your business. Period! It has worked for many business owners. Simply follow the system set out for you.
As for the financial reward, it depends, some have seen it after the first few meetings and others it may take some time depending on your business. Remember it takes time to earn the know, like, trust factor with each member.
If you expect instant reward, ARBN is not for you. If you want to build long-standing business relationships that will earn you qualified referrals for years to come, then ARBN is for you.
How much does it cost to join ARBN?
Annual Membership Dues are $397 CAD/year.
Club Dues are $25 per meeting, which cover the meeting room fees / meal. Meetings are held every two weeks.
*Fees are due beginning of each month even if you are unable to attend, but you are encouraged to send a guest in your place.
How do I join?
Here is how to get started: The Clubs are listed on the website and as new ones are formed they will be put on the website.
Step 1: Visit an ARBN Club meeting
Step 2: Submit an ARBN application form to the Club president or firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Only one person / business per industry is allowed per Club
Step 4: Submit payment to ARBN head office
Step 5: Any questions email email@example.com