Maynestreet is elevating traditional business networking to meet today’s culture and business climate. Now, small business owners have both national and local opportunities to network.
— Maynestreet is adding networking and resource opportunities for small businesses on both local and national scales. The Las Vegas-based company is launching its digital business district in 40 cities and with no membership fee. Business owners who use Maynestreet will be able to create quality business connections for the cost of nine dollars per meeting- less than the cost of a single cocktail at traditional networking mixers.
“The goal is to provide value to our business owners who are having to pivot to virtual networking and business events. With COVID-19 a main factor, and the culture of today’s workforce simply moving to a more work-from-home structure, more business owners are challenged with meeting new contacts. The Maynestreet platform is the solution to this challenge,” said Debbie Harris of PIMedia, LLC.
Maynestreet recognized a need that business owners had and created a platform that is affordable, clever, and effective. USA Today and Wired are two of the many news platforms currently covering the challenges associated with digital networking and online meetings. Maynestreet is different because of the thoughtfulness and purpose provided by the platform in the pre-planning stages.
“Engagement is key. We think of the different types of traditional networking events business owners would go to and then what was their ROI from attending those events. Then, we look at the scope of an online event and how we can make it better for the business owner so the first thing we did was remove presentations to focus time on meeting other businesspeople. When we developed Maynestreet, we wanted to be the only national system for small business networking. Now, as this goal comes into fruition, we are confident business owners will see the quality of contacts and value each one of our events provides,” finished Harris.
Maynestreet’s networking meetings are led by Maynestreet’s hosts- who act as guides for the networking experiences. The platform mixers are focused on small groups to help people better connect with impactful introductions. After meeting people in the first small group, the Maynestreet host will then move the business owner into a new virtual room to meet another small group of people. The platform also offers a ‘Zappy Hour’ event, which is a cocktail social hour over Zoom with the capability to bring 300 people together for chat announcements and more.
Members of the media are invited to try out a Maynestreet networking event, as well as interview Debbie Harris about the platform upon qualified request.
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