Your Network consists of businesses that you have connected with and businesses within any imported address book.
Connections are the businesses that you have connected with and added to your Network.
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If you find a business that you know or you would like to get to know you can send them a Connection Request and request to be added to their Network. Connection Requests will require Connection Credits.
On BizHub Central, you can use connection credits to send connection requests to other member businesses. You’ll get more connection credits at the end of your Sales Account billing cycle. You will get more credits on the 27th day of the month when your Sales Account subscription is renewed. Everyone starts with 10 but if you want to earn more, you simply upgrade your Sales Account status to a higher level in order to boost your visibility and allow you to connect with anyone, anywhere in South Africa.
Before you reply to connection requests, they will be categorized as Pending Connections until you reply to them.
If you receive a connection request from someone you wish to connect with you can add them to your network by clicking “Accept”.
If you receive a connection request from someone you would not like to connect with you can ignore their request by clicking “Ignore”.
After you send a connection request to a business but before they accept, this business will be marked as “Following”.
The act of recommending another business to a customer, client, or business.
Core Referral Network
Your Core Referral Network is made up of businesses that you have exchanged recommendations with.
Recommendations are key to your success on BizHub Central. Recommend the businesses you know and trust by clicking “Recommend.”
If you import your address book, we can show you which of your contacts are business owners that are both on and off BizHub Central. If you see someone with the button “Invite” it means that they have yet to join and you should invite them and add them to your referral network.
If you import your address book, we can show you which of your contacts are business owners that are both on and off BizHub Central. Clicking “Add All” adds all of these contacts to your BizHub Central network
BizHub Central Tools and Features
The “My Network” page consists primarily of the “Grow My Network” feed: An endless list of businesses that you can connect with. You can also find the businesses you already know on this page.
Your community page is where you can find all the happenings in your community.
With Messages you can send direct messages to any business you connect with.
By clicking on My Business you can find your BizHub Central profile. Your profile will serve as the hub for all of your referral activity.
The Q&A Forum is a national forum where you can ask other business owners within a specific area or specific category a question. It’s also the place where you can share your expertise with other business owners who need it, helping you drive inbound traffic to your profile.
Each community has a dedicated community manager that is there to help you with any questions you may have about BizHub Central.
BizHub Central has a number of different membership options that will allow you to accelerate your networking.
Your Referral Card is your BizHub Central business card, you’ll use it to send and receive referrals.
Referral Activity is the activity or the actions that you take that can be shared in order to send referrals your way. Eg: Products & Services or Events & Promotions.
Your Community and Local Area
BizHub Central is all about connecting with the businesses that are in your Local Area. Not all local areas will be the same. They are defined by a radius and the density of businesses nearby.
Your Community is the city or town you live in. In less dense local areas, you will be able to connect locally with all the businesses in your Community as well as a radius. Your Community will also be notified of all the updates of your business.
Your radius is how we define your Local Area. You can upgrade to our Primary, Secondary, Supplementary or Retirement Plans to expand your radius.
By clicking on “My Business” you can find your BizHub Central profile. Your profile will serve as the hub for all of your referral activity.
You should describe your Ideal Customer on your BizHub Central profile to help businesses know who to send your way and who to refer you to.
Products & Services
Products & Services can be added to your profile and when you add a new product or service we will notify both your Network and Community.
Events & Promotions
On BizHub Central, we make it easy to share any upcoming events that you have with your entire network.
Staff are members of your team you can add to your BizHub Central profile. Members of staff will be able to log in and manage your BizHub Central profile.
Face of the Business
Every profile will have a Face of the Business which is the primary account owner. The Face of Business will be the only business that will be allowed to deactivate the account.
Tags are keywords that can be used to describe your business and the services your business provides.
The tools tab on your profile is where you can find links and code snippets for BizHub Central badges for your website.
The My Accounts page is where you can sync all of the accounts that will help you find success on BizHub Central.
Forward Referral Card
Your Referral Card is like your digital business card. You can forward both your Referral Card as well as other businesses Referral Cards as a way of exchanging referrals.