You may have heard of Bumble, which is traditionally known as a popular dating app but after a recent Instagram poll, I realized not as many of you are familiar with Bumble Bizz. In fact, several of you simply responded to my poll by asking, “What is Bumble Bizz?” Well, this post is for you!
1. What is Bumble Bizz? It’s a way for business professionals to network and connect with each other. The app works in a similar way to those who may be interested in e looking for love (Bumble Date) or friendship (Bumble BFF). Bumble Bizz is the first to bring the “swiping” and “women first” experience to professional connecting. Users can instantly find others who are looking to network, connect professionally and mentor.
2. How does it work? I recently set up my own Bumble Bizz profile, and it only took a few minutes. You’ll input a lot of the same information as you do in Bumble Date, such as name, location, etc. Once set up, you’re faced with the decision to swipe right (yes) or left (no) on potential networking opportunities. If you and another Bumble Bizz user both swipe right, you can start a conversation with them.
3. Why it’s for you! Since jumping out and becoming an entrepreneur, I have come to understand how important networking can be for your business. I also really, really enjoy connecting with like-minded people. If you are in the same boat, and are interested in making business connections in your area, Bumble Bizz is a great place to start.
4. Favorite features: There were a couple of Bumble Bizz features that I thought were worth noting. First, you can identify what you are looking for on Bumble Bizz, such as an internship, investor, part-time job, mentor, and more. I am personally looking for a business mentor, and this is the first thing I’ve found that will directly connect me to someone. Second, I love the option to only connect with other women, if that’s what you prefer. If venturing into a new online space makes you a little uneasy, I think this option is a good place to start.
I hope this information was helpful and will take some of the mystery out of Bumble Bizz. To get started using Bumble Bizz, just download the Bumble app. For those who are in a relationship, you can also remove Bumble Date from your app — and it is time stamped for accountability! — so you can use Bumble Bizz (or Bumble BFF) without any concerns about being “on a dating app”. Bumble Bizz is really easy to use, I promise. Swipe right if you want to connect!