Roam is a collective of big corporations and small startups, for profits and nonprofits, millennials and baby boomers, creatives and CEOs. It’s this unique diversity of individuals and businesses that makes Roam’s community so rich. And out of this richness, Marketplace was set into motion.
The value of Marketplace is a direct result of the talents, skills and expertise found within the Roam community. Accessed through the Roam Network, this forum is available exclusively to Roam members. With features similar to e-commerce websites such as Craigslist, Marketplace is uniquely designed to accommodate our professional community as we seek to find business solutions, establish new partnerships and successfully grow our businesses together. The capability to search and post both business offerings and professional needs within specific industry categories allows members to buy, sell and/or trade services with one another. Physical transactions take place offline, however, the NEW private messaging feature allows members to directly connect online to discuss details surrounding new deals and partnerships.
The addition of this virtual platform creates new opportunities for Roam members to do the following.
Capture New Leads
Let’s be honest. We’re all trying to bring home the bacon. Marketplace gives you the opportunity to do just that by providing a platform where you can promote your offerings and professional services as a means of acquiring new business.
Find Solutions for Business Needs
Is it time to give your small biz a website facelift, but don’t know where to begin? It can be daunting to sort through pages of Google results in hopes of finding a reliable developer when you don’t know the first thing about coding. Breathe. Marketplace remedies that by allowing you to browse existing IT listings from fellow Roam members. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t panic quite yet. You have the ability to post a “Need” as a request for help with your particular project.
There’s good news and bad news here. The good news is that your business and client base are rapidly growing—faster than you could have hoped for (with the help of Marketplace, of course). The bad news is that your small team just doesn’t have capacity to handle the new influx of business. You’re in need of talent. Whether you’re looking to hire a new full-time team member or a contract freelancer, post employment opportunities on Marketplace and utilize Roam’s internal talent pool.
We’ve always said that Roam is here to enable you to connect with others, work productively and grow your business. Through Network, you’ve been able to virtually connect with others. Now is the time to use Marketplace to take those connections to the next level—new clients and partnerships are just a click away.
Marketplace is coming soon! Follow along on social media as we prepare to launch on August 2nd.