SHE Leads Group FAQ's
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SHE Leads Group difference FAQs
There are many different leads group organizations out there. You have to find the right one for you. SHE Leads Group is not like other typical leads groups. Our founder was a part of other organizations’ leads groups and everything she didn’t like about them, she tried doing the opposite. We only have twice a month meetings to honor women’s especially busy schedules, we have low-cost, high-value memberships, we do not have eating meetings in restaurants, we limit each chapter to no more than 20 women so that you can have enough commercial time and be in and out of your meeting in 1-hour, 15-minutes, we offer valuable business and professional development training by experts – training that will benefit members in their business, we don’t allow network marketing/MLM’s or start-ups in our leads groups, we vet every member based on the person and business they represent, not on if they can simply pay the dues, we allow members to occupy more than one business category, and there are many other ways we are different. You can learn more here.
Absolutely! We don’t just talk the talk of being an organization of women supporting women, we actually back our words up with action. On any given day in Denver there are on average 1200 women who are homeless or displaced because of domestic violence. The annual SHE Leads Purse Project collects 500+ gently used purses filled with personal care and hygiene items and delivers them to homeless shelters in Denver metro. In addition to this project, SHE Leads Group supports non-profits in other ways. You can learn more about our community involvement here.
SHE is a trademarked acronym for Supporting Heart & Enterprise™. Heart is our families, or anything near and dear and personal to us. Enterprise is our business or career. Our mission is to empower women in business to be more successful by supporting them in any way possible and equipping them with knowledge to grow their business and making quality connections that develop into long-term, lasting referral relationships. Our culture is women supporting women in any way possible. You can read more about our mission and culture here.
We do this in a variety of ways. To our members, we are committed to a culture that is supportive by having a no-gossip policy, no cliques, and being inviting and welcoming to all. SHE is a trademarked acronym for Supporting Heart & Enterprise™. Heart is our families, or anything near and dear and personal to us. Enterprise is our business or career. We also support women through our community service which you can learn more about here.
We are committed to a culture that is supportive by having a no-gossip policy, no cliques, and being inviting and welcoming to all. SHE is a trademarked acronym for Supporting Heart & Enterprise™. Heart is our families, or anything near and dear and personal to us. Enterprise is our business or career. You can learn more about our culture here.
A leads group is referral group. Leads groups are designed to have business-category-exclusivity in each chapter. Networking groups or events do not. Leads groups have a structure, agenda and regular schedule, attendance requirements. Networking events are typically less structured and offer pick and choose events.
Start-ups are welcome to attend meetings at the per meeting price, as long as their business category is not represented in the chapter in which they wish to visit. They may also request to be added to the SHE Leads Group special business development training events and programs email list. When their business is no longer in start-up mode, they can submit an application to join.
Many women do quite well in their MLM or network marketing business. MLM’s or network marketing businesses are a great opportunity for women who want to have a stay at home, part-time job. Typically, these types of businesses do not align with our membership base who have started a business from the ground up, work full-time in their jobs and are out actively networking in the community on a regular basis. SHE Connects does offer these business a membership to attend special events in which these businesses can benefit from the business development training and networking opportunities. To be added to our special training event programs email list click here and also receive our Top 10 Referral Marketing Tips guide.
Membership into SHE Leads Group FAQs
SHE Leads Group offers many member benefits you will not find in other leads and networking groups. Our high-value benefits set us apart from other organizations. Our members can attend a variety of networking events in addition to their leads group. In addition to the great networking opportunities, every event is coupled with a valuable business or professional development training. There are marketing opportunities for members that include a web page on the highly search engine optimized SHE Leads Group website, social media marketing posts, and promotion in email newsletters to members and non-members. Members also have the opportunity to be sponsors of our larger events where they can give a three-minute commercial to those in attendance, have a promotion table and be highlighted on our event sign-up page. For a full list of member benefits click here.
SHE Leads Group memberships are high-value - not high-priced. Unlike other leads groups, we offer three different levels of membership with both a discounted annual paid in advance price or a month-to-month price. You can see more about our member benefits and levels here. Our leads group meetings have valuable training and activities.
Most leads groups will have an application or registration fee ranging from $150-$300. Many charge that fee regardless of application acceptance. Our registration fee is only $125 and only charged once your membership application has been accepted. It includes a member orientation meeting, assistance with your website page profile, assistance with identifying your power partners, and assistance with writing a third-person commercial to both prospective clients and power partners. If you decide to join a second chapter, there is not a second registration fee.
We have a “for when life happens” attendance policy. You need not send a substitute unless you want to. Since we only meet twice a month, we encourage members to have the best attendance they can, and no more than two excused absences in a rolling three-month period. You can read our full attendance policy here.
We do not accept applications on a first-come/first-served basis. We are looking for the right women to join who will uphold our culture of women supporting women. Members are well-established, many own their own business or are in a business development role for a reputable, established company, they are well connected and have a network they can share. The business they represent does not have a negative online presence, nor a poor rating with the BBB. For a full list of eligibility requirements, click here. Business cannot be a start-up (less than one year old) and must be registered with the Secretary of State. Member business may not be part of an MLM/network marketing/direct sales organization.
No, we do not track leads or have lead quotas. The founder of SHE Leads Group was active in several leads groups for many years prior to starting SHE Leads Group. She found that in those groups where there were lead quotas and lead tracking, she received many bogus leads. Our members are in SHE Leads Group not just for leads, but for the valuable training, other networking events, and the culture of support for one another.
We do not accept applications first-come/first -served. We are looking for the right woman who will uphold our culture and offers a top-quality product or service while providing exceptional customer service. You can learn more about our eligibility requirements here. Every applicant is looked up on the Secretary of State website to make sure their business has been registered for one full year. Additionally, a Google search for online reviews is conducted to ensure the business does not have a bad online reputation. SHE Leads Group full vetting process can be found here.
Yes, like most leads groups, business-category-exclusivity is observed. Unlike other leads groups, we do not fracture the business categories and allow members to occupy up to three business categories with Corporate membership.
Under the main navigation "Leads Groups", please visit the chapter page you are interested in visiting and look through the member directory. You can also contact the chapter president or contact us to see if your business category is filled.
We are in the process of expanding. Currently our chapters can be found here. Or you can click on the individual chapter name from the main navigation menu entitled "Leads Groups".
After visiting at least once and meeting the eligibility requirements, you can apply online here. Allow yourself 20 minutes to fill out our online application. If you run out of time, you can click the “Save” button and submit your email to receive a link to come back later and finish your application.
We ask that members attend a 1-hour, 15-minute meeting twice a month. We highly encourage members doing 1:1’s with each other on the weeks they do not have a meeting. There are no required “volunteer” (volun-told) hours.
In SHE Leads Group, you will never be Volun-told! Volunteering is not mandatory. If it was mandatory, it really isn’t volunteering. Certain volunteer chapter roles are thanked with discounted to free memberships based on the roles.
Part of eligibility requirements are that members should be willing to promote and invite guests to SHE Leads Group – be it their chapter or another chapter. We simply ask that when you are talking to other women who do not know where to network, or may express their dissatisfaction in other networking events, that you tell them about SHE Leads Group and everything it has to offer.
Yes, you can be in another leads or networking group and be in SHE Leads Group, as long as you are not in a leadership or officer role in the other group.
A member whose business category is not represented in another chapter can visit those chapters as often as she wishes. We allow this to promote members doing business with other members across chapters, not just within their own chapter. It builds and fosters great relationships within the entire SHE community.
Many women do quite well in their MLM business. MLM’s are a great opportunity for women who want to have a stay at home part-time job. Typically, these types of businesses do not align with our membership base who have started a business from the ground up, work full-time in their jobs and are out actively networking in the community on a regular basis. SHE Leads Group does offer events in which these businesses can benefit from the business development training and networking opportunity. These women can ask to be added to our special training event programs email list.
Start-ups (less than one year old) are welcome to attend meetings at the per meeting price, as long as their business category is not represented in the chapter in which they wish to visit. They may also request to be added to the SHE Leads Group special business development training events and programs email list. When their business is no longer in start-up mode, they can submit an application to join.
SHE Leads Group considers a start-up business to be one in which the business has not yet been registered with the Secretary of State for one full year. Some exceptions may apply, so contact SHE Leads Group to find out if you are eligible.
Yes, we are always happy to help you start up a new chapter of SHE Leads Group. We have two requirements for chapter presidents 1) You meet all our eligibility requirements and 2) You have a network of women you can invite into your chapter. This is a great opportunity for women in which their business category is usually taken in most other leads organizations. Information on the ideal candidates to start a chapter can be found here. After reading this page, please contact us, if you think you are a good fit for running a SHE Leads Group chapter. In addition to that, we are also looking for a chapter host with a meeting room. Meeting room hosts receive a free Premium membership into SHE Leads Group.
Leads Group Meetings & Special Networking Events FAQs
Each chapter of SHE Leads Group meets only twice a month to honor women’s busy schedules. The dates depend on the chapter you are interested in joining. Click here for our all-chapter schedule.
We do not require RSVP’s. Everyday is a guest day. We do not have just certain days as guest days. We only ask that you check the web page directory for the chapter you wish to visit to make sure there is not a member in your business category. Every chapter’s page lists all its current members and who the chapter president is. You can also contact the chapter president or contact us to see if your business category is filled. We have our all-event schedule here that lists the type of meeting, dates, times and locations.
Your first two leads group meetings at any chapter are free to attend. We never want you to feel pressured into buying a membership. We want you to visit all the groups that have your business category open and then let you decide which chapter is right for you. We allow guests to visit up to two meetings per chapter at no charge and then we will ask them to make a decision to join or pay a per meeting price of $25. After two free visits at a chapter you can register and pay for these meetings here.
The pandemic taught us that there was an entire underserved market of business owners who wanted virtual meetings to save drive time, fuel, and reduce their carbon footprint. We have about half our chapters that are virtual and half that are in-person. We do not offer hybrid meetings, as we found it was really difficult to connect those on a Zoom to those in-person. For a complete list of meetings, meeting types, locations, dates and times click here.
To honor women’s busy schedules, we meet twice a month, not every week. We have found that this allows our busy, successful members to have the time to do 1:1 networking meetings with fellow members on the off weeks.
Our meetings will always start and end on time. The set meeting time is 1-hour, 15-minutes. Our agenda can be found here.
All our leads group meetings start and end promptly at their stated times. The leads group meetings are 1-hour, 15-minutes.
SHE Leads Group grows when there is a need to add a new chapter. We have a wide variety of chapters in the Denver Metro region. We have our all-event schedule here that lists the type of meeting, dates, times and locations here.
SHE Leads Group does not believe in the added cost and distraction of eating meetings in restaurants. Because we work on our businesses at each meeting and receive valuable business development training, we meet in venues where we can have access to a conference room - preferably with it's own AV equipment. SHE Leads Group is usually able to get businesses to provide us with free conference room access for the added exposure their business receives. As a thank you to our host, we offer a free Premium membership into that chapter.
No. We know many networking and leads groups meet in noisy restaurants and this adds another layer of cost to one’s membership. We will always try to get a free meeting space for our meetings that have AV access for presentations and where there is not the distraction of a loud restaurant and a server coming and going taking orders, etc.
We're more than just a leads group. In addition to our leads groups, we have virtual business-category-exclusive speed networking, all-chapter/all-guest meetings, SHE Leads Purse Project events, and Next Level Training events. Click here to learn more.
We have events outside of our leads groups. We have virtual business-category-exclusive speed networking event monthly on the 2nd Monday of every month from 1-2 p.m. The cost to attend this event is $15 for non-members and free to SHE Members.
We also have all-chapter/all-guest events that typically have a expert guest trainer and are $50 to non-members (early bird discounts are available) and $25 to Basic level SHE Members and free to Premium and Corporate level SHE Members.
Twice a year we have our SHE Leads Purse Project events – one that is our kick-off event and one that is our wrap-up/celebration event. We get about 100 women registered for these events. There is no cost to attend this event with a donation to the SHE Leads Purse Project.
Several times a year, SHE Leads Group will provide Next Level Training events that are a workshop format with expert trainers. These events are $50 to non-members (early bird discounts are available) and $25 to SHE Members.
B2B stands for business to business. B2C stands for business to consumer. B2B chapters have only businesses marketing to other businesses. Our other chapters that are not designated B2B have a mix of both B2C and B2B.
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Thank you so much for all you do for this group! I wanted to give you some feedback about yesterday's training and say I loved the exercise on the commercial. Great reminder of what little we say about ourselves and how much we can say about others!!Suzanne Mitchell, Zamar Screen Printing, Inc., Serving metro Denver, CO
I recently joined the new DTC B2B group and it's an amazing group of women joining together to help each other's businesses!Debbie Stratton, Design Dog Studio, serving metro Denver, CO