I am looking into starting a BP meetup in my local market. I'm looking for advice from other members that have experience starting and operating a group. What are some of the challenges you faced starting the group? What tools do you use to market and operate the group? What is your content strategy for the group. Looking back on your experience what would you have done differently? Any other advice or insights are much appreciated.
Hi @Ken Konecny . I help organize an event here in Cincinnati that was put together by my (now) boss. We use BP, eventbrite, meetup.com, as well as having a website for the meetup. We usually have a presenter in the beginning (10-15 minutes) then each person gets a couple minutes to discuss where they are as investors, what their goals were since the last meeting, if they accomplished those goals, and any asks that they have for the group. This is definitely a little different from a typical RE meetup, but our attendees seem to like the accountability that comes along with making a commitment in front of others. Hope this helps!
Hi @Ken Konecny ,
I think it's always a good idea if there's demand for it! There was actually a good thread about this the other day, with a lot of great advice and insight. Having formed a successful networking group myself, I tried to give my two cents there:
Two investors in our area started a meetup of BP users awhile back. Been going for over a year. They moved everything to facebook and group text and that seems to work out great. Facebook page has a way to lock it down so we don't get scammers trying to advertise junk to us. But we can post questions and pics on there including leases, etc.
When someone comes across another investor we'd like to invite, we steer them to the facebook page. if they're not facebook friendly, we ask the leader of the group to add them to the group text.
Text works good to a point but only if you have a smaller group. We probably have about 15 or so people in the group and only about 8 or 9 come regularly. But in my mind, thats a good number because our area is small and because we can all share stories.
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