The Idea

If you somehow haven’t heard of Meetup, well.. you have now. It’s a community where people can meet up for all kinds of things. From fun, to dating to business, there are local events happening every day in major cities and surrounding towns. Anyone can start a meetup and the great thing about starting one yourself is that you get to tailor the community to be for whatever you want it to be. It’s a way to generate leads, talk to clients, meet partners and get out from under the rock.

Be Creative

People meet everywhere, from company offices to coffee shops. It’s a good idea to attend several before you make the move and talk to the organizers about their experiences. This is a long-term strategy and it will take time to build a community. The good part is, as the host, you get to be the center of attention if you choose to be. So, give it a try and see if it’s for you.

Metrics

  • Ease: Doable
  • Cost: $100+
  • Scope: Medium
  • Speed: Normal

  • Reach: City