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The Meet Market

Looking for new business leads? Networking clubs on the Web make it easy.

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What do ItsNotWhatYouKnow (INWYK), LinkedIn, Ryze and ZeroDegrees have in common? They represent a technological twist to business networking. Forget your business cards, and stay at your computer, because these 24-hour networking clubs connect you with clients, partners and employees over the Internet.

It's simple to join, and most clubs are free or have a free level of access. Complete the registration form, invite your colleagues to join, and get on each other's "connections" lists. The bigger your network, the greater your referral opportunities are, because members click on your contacts to see who you know.

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