What is The Entrepreneur Arena?
A social platform JUST for Business Owners with some amazing benefits for members
Sharing knowledge through organised Forums
If you are used to going to Forums to sort out problems on your computer and getting help from strangers, imagine how useful it will be to connect with other people in business who are either going through the same thing, or have overcome the challenges you are currently facing? If you have been in business for a while, you will know that other business owners are incredibly generous with their knowledge. If you have often thought, ‘If only I had more time to actually meet up and network, it is so valuable’, well now you can come online and connect with others whenever you want.
Collaboration and Networking
You know how all the best business opportunities you have ever had have come from actually meeting other people? Conferences, networking events, the person you sat next to at that training who went on to be your business partner...Hop online and discover your next potential collaborator or alliance partner. If you firmly believe that magic requires in-person meetings, you can even search profiles by location and invite people a fun online or in-person event for locals. We have the technology to help you find and meet-up with others through events.
We know that real referrals come from people who have experienced our products and services and are happy with them. People who refer want to help both you and the other person. As business owners we love supporting other small businesses to succeed, but we also need to know that what we are talking-up is good. That's why we are making it easy to experience each other’s products and services. Through the Member Online Shops, you can search a directory by product/service and location, so you can find and support others near you. You can self-organise a Referral Circle of members locally, or pay a fee to join a facilitated Referral Circle, where we do the work for you.
Save time and money by making networking with other business owners easy!
There is a certain platform that is very easy to get 1,000 plus connections on, you just need to mention you are a business owner and you will be inundated with people selling marketing and lead generation services. Our platform solves this in two ways: firstly, we have a code of conduct where this is not allowed, secondly, your business has it’s own Page and Shop where you are welcome to speak ‘as the business’. We ask all members to keep their Personal Profile authentic and we make that possible with 'User-Names' that do not have to be your real name. We have thought-through how to help people share B2B content that others will find useful, so if you are a B2B based business, please see the FAQs for more information about this.
For some of us, 90% of our connections on Facebook are not really our friends, but people who are interested in what we do. That is great for business, except we are not really getting the real connection-creating social media experience, we are relating to social media like work. We want to create a place where business owners can connect with other people who share their passion for business building, AND make it possible to talk about that authentically. Under your own profile, we encourage you to just be yourself and talk about anything, without worrying about it reflecting on your brand. In the same way that an in-person networking event of business people is not a whole lot of people in the room trying to sell to each other, this online Community needs to be the same. When you join you are offered a chance to create a User-Name. Your real name and connection to your business page and store will only be visible to admins in the background. In this way, your personal profile is about YOU, and you can choose to use a business page/store to trade or barter with other members.
We want YOU to create the community by sharing value and we want to say thanks for that, so we issue Community Credits when you do things that help make this social platform awesome. During the Launch and Community Building phase we will be rewarding you for just turning up and interacting! That's because interaction is what we need to get this party started! Later, people will only earn credits by contributing through things like moderation, or content that members like. By then, you will also be earning credits by selling your own goods and services to other members on your Store...
Let's talk about BARTER. What a great way to get rid of excess stock, or fill empty places on a program you run, or just allow other members who you want to refer to you a way to experience what you do. Premium members will be able to sell to each other in their own online shop. You can sell in both real $ and Community Credits. When you buy things you need you will also be supporting another member at the same time. The Barter is all enabled by online shops, and with a global membership, we think it will be AMAZING!
We believe in saying thanks to people who help make this community work. All members, including Basic Members (who are FREE FOREVER) can sign-up to the Affiliate Scheme. You will then find a Dashboard with your own Affiliate Link to use to invite others straight out of the platform, or via email, or on other socials. If you invite someone with your link and they become a Premium Member, you will earn 20% of their membership fee ongoing. You will also earn 10% of their friends membership fee ongoing. You can track all your earnings and cash out as real money, or use it to cover your own membership, or both!
Connect with people who share your passion and understand your persistence
Meet other business owners
Collaborate & share knowledge
Be yourself, free from having to build your brand
Join or create Groups
Join or offer Events
Find an Accountability Buddy
Earn an affiliate commission for any friends who become Premium Members
When you sign-up today,
all of this will be FREE FOREVER
At the end of 6 months, your membership will default to this Basic Membership if you do not opt-in to continue as a paying member
Barter or sell in real $ to other members through your own online shop
Earn Credits to spend in the shops, just from helping build the community
At the end of 6 months, your membership will default to a Basic Membership if you do not opt-in to continue
We are so glad you asked! If you are looking for the next place to do B2B marketing, find out what the boundaries are. They are different to other platforms.
What you can do as a Premium Member is:
Have a page for your business that connects to your shop and post as that
Purchase adverts that will be shown to Basic Members only
Run an event that offers value and up-sells at the end (you can even sell tickets to those events)
Create a group and talk about a specific thing you are good at and post offers on there
Submit a blog article to us (we vet these) and have a link to your own company page at the end
What you cannot do is:
Invite people to be a connection/friend based on wanting to message them about your services. Unsolicited invites, direct messages, chats for the purpose of B2B sales are not an option.
Create forum topics or posts that are basically about generating traffic to affiliate links, or to your own website for sales. Forums will be a key part of where people connect and help each other by sharing knowledge. If you want to talk to an audience of fans, you will need to create a Group.
We hear you. We also have more than this business. Many people who have been in business for a while have more than one business, so yes, you can have multiple business pages and stores connected to a single membership.
If the vision we have described here speaks to you, and you would like to help make this happen, we have those ways available!
Join as a Premium Member with an annual membership. During the Launch, when you pay your annual membership fee upfront, you will receive the full amount back in credits to help you get the Barter Party started and also to say thanks for helping us out. Sign-up today and you will see more information about this opportunity.
Check out the information on the Community about earning the Founding Member Badge. It is a list of stuff to do to help get things started quickly and everything on the list is awarded Community Credits.
Express an interest in being a Moderator. We need Moderators in different regions and languages all over the world, so come on down!
Become a Super Affiliate. If you have access to many, many business owners who you believe would benefit from the Community, talk to us about how we can help you promote the Community to them with your affiliate link.
The Co-Founders of The Entrepreneur Arena are two Australian Women, Maria and Grace, based in Western Australia. It is possibly not a co-incidence that we are based in one of the most isolated places in the world because we LOVE thinking globally about our businesses!
Between us we have more than 40 years experience being self-employed. We have built multiple businesses from scratch and sold them, and sometimes have just had to close them, so we know all abut the highs and lows of business building. You will find us on the inside with clear profiles and we welcome connections from all members.
And, just to be clear, the Community is not about us being business gurus, it is about recognising that you and all the other members have an immense amount of collective wisdom to share. We are looking forward to both contributing to, and tapping into that Wisdom for our own businesses.
Do you have any other questions? Do you have an idea you want to share?
We welcome emails with questions and ideas. You can also ask these on the Forum topic just for these.
We are holding regular LIVE events online for members to meet each other: Welcome Events and also events for helping think about what is possible on the community together.
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