Time Is BlitzTime
Shuts Down Schools, Businesses, Churches,
but Not Networking
Walpole, MA - 12/19/08
- Business owners across the state closed up shop and went home early
today in anticipation of the winter storm that slammed into the Northeast.
And while most businesses were closed with little chance of making money
in an already strapped economy, one way to find new clients was staying
BlitzTime, Inc., an online
business networking event provider, rolled out its Affiliate Program
on schedule with a networking Blitz event that required only that their
attendees have access to a phone and the Internet.
"It was great!" said Kelle
Sparta of Sparta Success Systems, Cambridge, MA. "I was stuck
at home watching the snow come down and I was still networking for new
business. I didn't have to shovel out my car, slide on the unplowed
roads, and vie for parking downtown. What could be easier?"
BlitzTime callers fill out
a profile online that tells the others in their Blitz about them and
their business. They sign up for a Blitz and when the time comes,
they sign onto the website and dial into the phone line. The BlitzTime
system automatically sets them up with one-on-one conversations of 6-8
minutes in length during which they can find out more about the person
on the other end of the phone and tell that person about themselves.
"This has been a great
tool... I like the structure of having a finite amount of time, so you
can identify people you'd like to continue relationships with but you're
not wasting a whole lot of time with people who don't have the synergy."
said John Bates, who bills himself on BlitzTime's site as "The Job
As more business networking
professionals move into social networking using tools like LinkedIn
and Plaxo, some are forming their own power networking groups online
using BlitzTime to share referrals and prospect for new business.
Some are even creating joint ventures and cross promotions - coming
up with new business ideas that they would never have thought of without
the input from their informal BlitzTime peer advisory board.
So even as Governor Patrick
told all non-emergency state employees not to come to work and
thousands abandoned their businesses for the comfort of their homes,
the smart networkers were still virtually out in the field - talking
and making money.
Founded in 2007 by a new
technology consulting company, Blitz
BlitzTime helps people connect for business networking, social networking,
family reunions, and more. Utilizing a unique and innovative approach,
BlitzTime allows people to stay in their home and office or on the road
and yet still reach out into the world for more business and social
For more information go
to www.Blitztime.com. Questions can be directed
to: Mike Sachleben at 617-686-8183 or via email at [email protected]