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The Caerusnet Facilitated Referral Team System was developed in 2008 by social entrepreneur, Steven Zyskowski, expressing his burning desire to help local small business professionals and service providers join and/or start their own referral passing teams that are both fun and profitable.

Every Caerusnet team is run by a Facilitator who is using the Caerusnet Referral Team System (CRTS) as their guiding principles. With instant, ongoing access to the Caerusnet copyrighted materials and know how, the Facilitator runs the meetings, delivers education to the team to help them Master the Art of Referrals, sets the meeting agenda and follows up with visitors. The Members are asked to learn how to consistently pass referrals and invite other professionals to visit the team so everyone can benefit.  The concept of “help enough people get what they want and you will have what you want” is a motto we live by.

Caerusnet has developed a series of guiding principles and commonly used strategies for growing referral teams and helping the local business community strengthen by referral.  The Facilitator & the Members of any given team are partners working together to build a strong referral community. Members are never asked to be officers, chair special committees or attend additional required training.  Facilitators also have virtually complete freedom to run their teams in a way they believe, based on their personal experiences, will make it successful.

Being a Member of a local Caerusnet Facilitated small business referral team is a wise investment of precious face-to-face marketing time.   In fact, our Members have benefited by the  tens of thousands of referrals the Caerusnet system has helped them produce!  The most common feedback we here is “I wish I would have known about Caerusnet years ago!”

  • Caerusnet offers team meetings in multiple formats:  100% Online team meetings with quarterly in-person mixers, Hybrid teams that offer both online and in-person, and traditional in-person teams that do not meet online (when available).

Reviews:

As a small business owner, I have to be careful about expenses. Caerusnet is similar to other networking Organizations I have joined and am still a member, and the cost of joining is similar to what you might spend with other options, but, Caerusnet has given me a return on my investment that is far and away better than any of the others I’m spending money with. Not only have Caerusnet members been the most frequent customers of my business so far, they as a group have referred more people to me than anywhere else and the leads I gotten from them have been of significantly higher quality. If you’re looking to build a network of people you can trust, if you’re willing to make investments in time learning about the other Caerusnet members, it will be amongst the best investments you could make for your business.
A community of inspiration, motivation and connection. My business has grown significantly since becoming a Caerusnet member. Bonus: lifelong friendships.

Testimonials:
This group is great! Not only do I benefit from all the referrals being passed but I also find the Toolbox and advice from other members extremely helpful to my ever-growing small business. Five stars!” – Stacey Jamie, Stacey’s Salon, Canton, MI

“Amazing group of people led by someone who really cares about growing your local business. Flexible hours, friendly people, and lots of real referrals. Can’t say enough nice things about Steve Zyskowski and the Brighton Caerusnet referral team!” – Dr. Aaron Bannister, Two Roads Wellness, Brighton, MI