Top 5 FAQs
Can I sell my products and services on bizzi?
Trust is important. How do I build a team with people I do not know well?
Trust is very important in business. Which is why we recommend starting to collaborate on bizzi with businesses you already know and trust. As your teams grow, team members will have their own relationships of trust with businesses they wish to invite into the team. Referrals already come with a layer of trust. We suggest that common sense, respect and due diligence are the best approach here.
I know people who would like to use bizzi. Can I invite them?
Absolutely! Use the Invite Contacts button to invite your contacts to bizzi. Your dashboard will keep track of everybody you have invited and show you once they have joined bizzi, or if your invitation is still pending.
There is a single login per business, right?
Correct. The current version of bizzi offers one login per business. This feature will be expanded soon to enable all staff in your business to be able to log in individually.
Can I be part of more than one team?
Absolutely! We encourage you to be part of as many collaborations as you wish to join. It is good to have a specific theme for each collaboration, so you can set up a new team for each discussion/project to keep you focused and organised. bizzi provides you with a dashboard and messaging system to track all your collaborations.
How do I build my team?
Start by selecting Create a Team in the dashboard, then invite members to your team using the Invite to Team button in Opportunities.
How do I find new members for my team?
We appreciate that you will only want members in your team who you know and trust. Most people have businesses who they already work with... start here by inviting them to Join your Team on bizzi, then use bizzi to streamline your communication and coordination with them.
I have seen there are polls on bizzi. What are they for?
Polls help keep team decisions equitable and democratic, by helping you as the Team Admin to get feedback on a range of actions and decisions that the team needs to make. For example, adding or removing a new team member, and changing the team's profile.
What types of opportunities are there on bizzi?
Opportunities can be created on bizzi to help both your business and others. There are a range of opportunities, including shout-outs to collaborate, idea sharing, asking for feedback, knowledge exchange, getting help from other business owners, and the sourcing of a range of products an services. Click the Opportunities button in the top menu to access all these options.
Can I advertise on bizzi?
No. bizzi has been designed to give every business an equal opportunity. No business will ever be able to gain an advantage another business by advertising or getting a featured listing on bizzi. This is part of our promise and commitment to making sure that every business on bizzi has as much chance as everyone else to be seen.
How can I use bizzi to help other small businesses?
If you are a small business that needs to source products, services or expertise from other businesses, locally or globally, post it as an Opportunity. If you are a big business, government organisation or institution, trying sourcing what you need from SMEs/small businesses, also by posting these as Opportunities.
Can anyone join my teams on bizzi?
There are two ways for teams to grow. You invite a business on bizzi to join your team OR a business requests to join your team. In the case of requests, your existing team members need to approve all new team members. This is managed through running a poll.
What is the difference between a public and a private opportunity?
Public opportunities can be seen and viewed by everyone on bizzi. All communication and messaging related to that Opportunity is public. Replies to private opportunities remain between just the business that listed the opportunity and any business that responds to it.
What types of collaboration can I start organizing?
Collaboration can take on many forms. This is explained in our Collaboration Handbook. If you have not already downloaded your free copy, please do so now from Knowledge Base.
What about languages other than English - does bizzi have any?
As a global startup, bizzi will be rolling out multiple language versions in the coming months. Spanish will be our first non-English language to be introduced, sometime in August 2017.
Why do I have to add keywords in my business and team profiles?
Keywords let you be specific about the expertise of your business, and particular niches that you are in. The more specific your keywords, the easier it is for other businesses to find and collaborate with you.
How do I switch between my business and my teams on bizzi?
In the right hand corner of the top menu bar, you will see a range of shortcuts. Where you see your business or team logo is where you can switch between your business and your team pages.
Where do I find my messages on bizzi?
In the top menu bar, you will see an envelope icon. This is the shortcut to opening your direct, team and opportunity messages.
What sorts of messages can I send on bizzi?
Messages can be sent within teams, between teams and businesses, and between businesses.
I have lots of people to invite. What do I do?
Simply upload your contact list as a CSV file to bizzi, then ask bizzi to send your invitation to everybody on the list. To make a CSV file, open your contact list in Excel and Save As Comma Separated Values (.csv). You can include a personal message to your contacts as well.