Following are some questions
and answers to many queries regarding MBC. Donít see an answer
to your question? Contact Us to ask your question or inquire
about attending one of our Upcoming Meetings.
What is the Marin Business Club?
The Marin Business Club is a network of professionals
in the greater Marin area who share their expertise and contacts
with each other with an emphasis on business development.
How long has MBC been around?
The Marin Business Club was founded in the late 1980's.
A significant percentage of current Members are long time
members who joined the club many years ago and remain
very active because of its integrity, camaraderie and generation
of quality leads
Who is eligible to join MBC?
MBC is open to any business person who wishes to generate
leads and who believes in the benefits of developing relationships
with other businesses.In order to insure the quality of leads and strengthen the
relationships among our Members, we restrict membership to one
person per business category/area of focus. See our Membership
Roster for a current list of Members and their professions.
If you have any questions about an opening in your business
area, Contact Us.
Will I be required to provide referrals or leads, and do I have
to fill out a lot of lead related forms?
MBC realizes that requiring referrals from Members produces
inferior leads and performance pressures none of us need. Accordingly,
Members are not required
to provide referrals or leads, but their participation in MBC
will be greatly enhanced if they do. Moreover, there is no lead
paperwork; Members simply make the referral or provide the lead
to their fellow MBC Member and tell about it at the next meeting.
How many leads can I expect to get from MBC Members?
While some Members receive more leads than others, all
of our members do receive qualified leads. A recent member received
a qualified lead to his most desired client type after only
his third meeting. That referral has led to an ongoing, lucrative
When and where does the group meet?
MBC meets on the second and fourth Fridays at the TBA to ,we try to get together closer
to to network and often stay after to discuss leads.
Our meetings start with brief
member introductions (30 seconds), followed by club business,
a speaker, and sharing of leads. Announcements and comments
are made at the end of the meeting. Guests are welcome to distribute
business cards and other literature.
How much does membership cost?
There is a one time initiation fee of $30 and a monthly
fee of $30, payable in advance either by month or quarter. These
fees pay for all club operations and your lunch. MBC does not
have any national or regional organization to support, and we
believe that membership costs should not be a deciding factor
in joining a networking group.
How do I become a MBC Member?
Review the Membership Roster to see
if your business area is already filled. If not, or if you think
your focus area may be distinct from an existing Memberís focus,
check out our Meeting Schedule and