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Two New Tools to Help You Network While You’re Moving

By January 3, 2013May 11th, 2021Blog

There’s no reason that you should neglect opportunities to network and find more business simply because you’re in a car or in a plane. In fact, you may have a ton of extra time while you’re travelling, and that’s time that can be spent being productive. In some cases, the two tools below can even help you score a good meal or a couch to crash on while you’re out of town, too.

Startup Stay

This online community gives you the opportunity to interact with other company owners that want to make a new friend or two. Usually these company owners are willing to offer up spare rooms and beds for the night as well. The site only launched in the middle of last year, and it already has over five thousand community members in various cities (including popular stops like New York). If you’re afraid that the people on that website aren’t trustworthy for whatever reason, when you do a search, entrepreneurs pop up with not only a name and location, but references, LinkedIn and Facebook profiles, and what kind of lodgings they have to offer. You can send as many requests as you’d like for free, and the business people on the other end get to choose whether they agree to put you up or not.

Here on Biz

If you have an iPhone or an iPad, Here on Biz is a free application that can help you connect with nearby LinkedIn members, including those who are in one of your networks. The app launched in August of 2012 and has almost 10,000 members. If no one is in your immediate vicinity, the app search area can be widened to a larger area. Here on Biz is basically another social networking website, but it can be useful when trying to connect with mentors or other people in your niche.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.