Business Networking with Bumble Bizz: A Quick Start Guide
Swipe left or right – it’s strictly business.
Having launched in Fall 2017, Bumble Bizz is starting to generate some real buzz in its infant year. The networking app from the creators of the Bumble dating app, where “women make the first move” by starting a conversation with potential matches, holds the same concept of empowering women, but specifically in the realm of business. If you’re new to the networking game that is professional “dating” in a nutshell, here’s your quick guide to Bumble Bizz and how you can use it to your advantage.
What’s the Business Objective?
Bumble Bizz’s main goal is to help users make professional connections within their respective career fields. This can come in the form of mentors that help guide you towards a desired career path or business partnerships that align with your business goals. While it can indirectly also help you find a job, the major focus of Bumble Bizz is to break the barrier and intimidation that can often come with professional networking.
How It Works
If you’ve ever used a dating app, building your profile on Bumble Bizz works in similar fashion. You’ll be asked to populate a profile with information and photos—but instead of uploading personal info about what you’re looking for in a date, you’re tasked to tell others what you can offer on a professional level or what type of business connections you’re seeking. As for the images, this is where last night’s group pic from the club gets swapped out for a professional headshot, and the shot of you skiing gets traded for samples of your work.
Once you’ve set up your Bumble Bizz profile, you can begin to swipe right and left on others within the Bumble Bizz network. When you match, you have 24 hours to message the other person and they have 24 hours to respond before the match expires. As in business, time is money, and Bumble Bizz works to establish a sense of timeliness and relevancy between people that are ready to connect, with a goal to make it a mutually beneficial connection.
How You Can Leverage Bumble Bizz
There are different approaches you can take when it comes to how you want to use Bumble Bizz. For example, if you’re looking to start a business but can’t do it all by yourself, use your Bumble Bizz profile to seek out a potential partner that can align with your strategic goals and help make your dream a reality. Another way to use the app is to sell your services. If you’re in the creative industry, this is great platform to promote your capabilities and show your work portfolio with the images you upload. Those who need your services can instantly connect with you and once the initial introduction is made, you can close the deal and bring on new business. Last but not least, Bumble Bizz is a way to bridge the gap between those looking to provide mentorship and those seeking mentors. Kris Jenner, business mogul and manager of the Kardashian-Jenner empire, recently hopped on Bumble Bizz to look for a personal assistant. When nearly everything the “momager” touches turns into gold, you know Bumble Bizz is the business.
Whether you’re working on-the-go from a WiFi hotspot or putting in work on the Bumble Bizz app, making connections just became easier. Instead of just bumbling around at the next networking event, gain some control and capitalize on the Bumble Bizz technology that that gives you the power to connect with others and pave the way towards your ultimate career goal.