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1. What is Business Associated?

Business Associated is an online business networking platform designed to give the power of online social networking to traditional businesses and professionals. The company does this by creating a basic network of online professional networking sites. Using the Business Associated software platform, traditional organizations also have the opportunity to create their own branded online professional social network as a private or publicly viewable community.

2. How is Business Associated different from other websites?

Business Associated offers communities that are easy to find, a network that has liked minded professional, great networking tools, interest groups, and built-in chat.

3. How can Business Associated Benefit Me?

Business Associated can help:

  • Your professional buisness grow
  • Network with other professionals
  • Access over 1000 communities
  • Join interest groups
  • Post Jobs

4. Is Business Associated a Free Service?

Business Associated is a free service to use. We do offer a premiere membership which members can take advantage of our website. To learn more about a Premiere Membership, click here.

5. How do I Learn more about Business Associated?

Business Associated will be sending out weekly newsletters to keep you informed about the new additions and releases of our website.

How do I add my contacts?

There are two ways you can add your contacts:

  1. You can import you contacts through your email server. Click on your email server icon. Then type your email address and email password. All of your contacts will then appear on the screen. You have the option of adding who you want to have as your contacts.
  2. If you only want a few of your friends or co-workers to be added as one of your contacts, then you can manually input them. Adding your contacts only increases your chances of networking with other members.

What are Contacts?

Contacts are people that you know. They can be family, friends, co-workers, or other professionals. It is important that you invite and add your contacts because it will increase your success of being apart of the Business Associated site.

What if I do not have any contacts?

Business Associated is a great way to meet new professionals in or outside of your profession. Try using our search option to find someone to connect with. Or try looking at our interest groups. You can join any public group that strikes your interest.

How I can chat with my contacts?

On your Home page, you will see your connections on the right hand side of your profile. Click c on the picture of the connection you would like to chat with. When their profile comes up, just below the picture of the connection there is a link to send the connection a message. Click on that link, when you do a message window will pop up. Enter your message then click send, to send you message.

Do I have to invite my contacts?

Inviting people that you know, can only increase your network and success when using Business Associated. The benefits of inviting your contacts are:

  1. You can refer each other to other services.
  2. Search your friends contacts for other business oppurtunities.
  3. Have your friends leave recommendations on your page.
  4. A great way for friends and co-workers to connect and be social.

I have received an invite from your site, what do I do?

A person that you know is a Business Associated member. This person has invited you to join Business Associated. You can do this by clicking on the link and starting your profile.

I have already received one invite, why am I getting more than one?

There are many people who invite others to join Business Associated daily. One possibility is that more than one person that you know is a Business Associated member. You would receive an invitation from each of these members that is inviting you to join them.

Why did I receive an email reminding me to accept an invite?

This is a simple reminder for the invitation that you have recently received from someone you know. Please click on the link at the very bottom of the message to accept the invitation. Signing up is free and only takes one step.

How do I find out who I sent invites to?

Something I might suggest, on your home page under the inbox tab, click the My Contacts link and scroll down. The page will show you who you are konnected to and who you are pending connection with.

How do I finish my profile?

To start utilizing Business Associated, it would be beneficial for you to finish your profile. Start with just text and do not upload an image yet. I suggest you fill out the 4 mandatory fields:

  • Keywords to find you
  • Products/Services Offered
  • Industry Experience
  • Affiliated Organizations/ Businesses

What are Leads?

Leads are a tool that Business Associated provides which automates the networking of our members. This is based on the information entered by all users in the “who I am looking for section” of your profile. Our system automatically matches your keywords with other members’ keywords. Business Associated will automatically send you message when a match is found.

How do I change my password?

After you login you are brought to your home page. Under your picture there are three links: View, Edit and Stats. Click on the on the edit link. When you do you will be brought to an Update My Profile page. The picture you have up will appear on the right hand side of your screen. Underneath your picture you will see the Update Login and Password section; here is where you would be able to change your password.

How do I change my email?

When you are on your home page, just below the box for your picture, is an icon for "edit". Click on this. That will bring up your set-up details. In this area you can change your email address.

How do I upload my Resume?

Uploading your resume is a great way to let other members know what you have accomplished in your professional career. To upload your resume, please go to my profile and click on the upload my resume/portfolio. You will see a big box with a fake resume posted. Erase that content and copy and paste yours into the box. Click on the submit button.

Can anyone see my personal information?

Business Associated takes our member's privacy very seriously. Business Associated will not share your information with 3rd parties for marketing. Business Associated has also taken great measures to ensure your profile does not contain personal contact information. It is entirely up to you to share your personal information with who you wish. If you choose to disclose your private contact information, Business Associated claims no responsibility for how your information is used by the entity to whom you have given your information.

How can I increase my profile visits?

The easiest way to increase visits to your profile is to invite and refer your connections. Each time you invite or refer a connection you are given a "referral point". The member with the most points is always displayed at the top of the page of their business category as the "top networker". The more connections you have in your network the better the chances of new opportunities coming your way. You could be the most networked person in your city.

How do I update my Blog?

In order to update your blog, please go to the Profile section in the top navigation tool bar. Click “update my blog” on the drop down menu. From there, you will be able to write a blog.

How do I upload a photo?

Please go to the “update my profile” section. You will see a browse button. Click on the browse button and your computer will automatically search for your photos/images. Click on the photo that you would like to appear on your profile. Currently there is a size restriction of 128kb for photos. The size of the photo has to do with the kb size not the actual sizing of the picture. We are working on the ability to upload larger pictures. Messages, Leads, Reccommendations, and Referrals FAQ’s | Back To Top

What are Leads?

Leads is a tool that Business Associated provides which automates the networking of our members. This is based on the information entered by all users in the “who I am looking for section” of your profile. Our system automatically matches your keywords with other members’ keywords. Business Associated will automatically send you message when a match is found.

How do I block a User?

To block a user from contacting you click the "block" button located on the left navigation when viewing a profile. This will block further communication from this user.

What are Recommendations?

Recommendations are a way for people to leave a great compliment to you on your profile page. Your personal contacts can leave recommendations about you and you are able to recommend them others as well. It is a great way to sell yourself and your services.

What if I don’t like a recommendation that someone gave me?

If you do not like a recommendation that someone gave or you do not want any recommendations, what is posted on your profile page is entirely up to you. You do have the option of deleting it when a new recommendation that is sent to you.

What are referrals?

Referrals are a tool that members can use to help refer other member.
• For an example, A contact of yours is looking for a person who specializes in event planning. You have a friend that is great in this area. You can refer that event planner, to the person who is looking for How to I adjust the range for where I receive leads from?

The setting for the range of where you receive your leads is located in your profile set up. You can edit this information by clicking on the edit icon that is located directly below your picture on your member home page. Once in the edit profile area click on the “Contact Settings” tab. This is where you can edit the messages and communication you receive. The first section is for the range of where you receive your leads from. Search FAQ’S | Back To Top

How do I search for clients?

Click the Search link in the top Navigation bar. When the page loads you will see Search By: On the left of the page. Under the Search By, there is a keywords field, name field, title field, and company field. Type in a keyword, name, title, or company you are looking for members in. Once you click search, you will be shown a list of Business Associated members that display the information you are looking for. Can I limit my search to a certain area?

Click the Search link in the top Navigation bar. When the page loads you will see Search By: on the left of the page. Under the Search By: Scroll down to Narrow Search by Region field Click on the yes option Once you click search, you will be shown a list of Business Associated members that are in the region you selected. Events FAQ’s | Back To Top

How do I post an Event?

To post an event, roll over your mouse to the Event link at the top navigation tool bar. Click on “post an event” Fill out the appropriate fields and click on Preview the event. I am interested in attending an event posted, what do I do?

Please click on the RSPV NOW link in the top right hand corner. This will let the event organizer know that you are interested in coming. What is an event discussion?

After people have attending an event that was posted on Business Associated, Konnect users are allowed to discuss the event that they have just previously attended. You can simply click on the event that was posted and start talking about the event. It is a great way for the event organizer to receive feedback as well. Jobs FAQ's | Back To Top

How do I post a Job on Business Associated?

Posting a job is a simple process. Click on the jobs section on the top navigation tool bar. Click on the post a job link. From there, please fill out the following:

  1. Job Title
  2. Your company
  3. Country, City, State, and Zip code (if applicable)
  4. Job Des