As an exclusive member of the Capital Area Network, you:

Establish Proven Resources

Develop Strategic Alliances with Other Members Who Share Your Same Target Audience

Refer and Receive Leads to Grow Your Business

Develop an "Advisory Board" Support Team of Individuals Who Understand Your Business

The Capital Area Network is a business networking group
in the Washington, DC Metro Area.

Originally founded in 1995, the Capital Area Network focuses on building member businesses through leads and referrals in a positive, cooperative working environment. With members from Montgomery County, Howard County, and the District of Columbia, we have the same goal as more formal leads organizations, but are less formal in our structure, requirements, and fees. Additionally, we share marketing and sales ideas as well as professional advice with our fellow participants.

Each member of the Capital Area Network fills a specific niche.

If you are interested in visiting our group, please contact Gabe Seiden.

Recent Posts From Capital Area Network Members

  • 5 Tips to Writing Viral Blog Titles
    by Gabriel Seiden on September 23, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    When you write a blog post, your goal is to get people to read and share your content. Shared content increases visibility, brand awareness, and eventually leads to more traffic on your website and a conversion. A conversion could be a new client, a new member, a new reader, a new consumer. With all the […] The post 5 Tips to Writing Viral Blog Titles appeared first on Connect4 Consulting. […]

  • Email Marketing Best Practice
    by Gabriel Seiden on September 10, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Blogging and email marketing are two channels that aren’t always automatically used together – but they should be. If your goal is to grow your blog and your audience, it’s important to follow email marketing best practices and use your email database in a smart way. This can literally be the difference between success and […] The post Email Marketing Best Practice appeared first on Connect4 Consulting. […]

  • 10 Reasons Your Site Should Be HTTPS
    by Gabriel Seiden on August 31, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    If you have a website that is still HTTP, you should seriously consider upgrading to HTTPS. While it’s true that historically HTTPS websites were limited to e-commerce websites, HTTPS is now the standard. This post will explain what HTTPS is and give you 10 reasons to make sure that you upgrade to HTTPS as soon […] The post 10 Reasons Your Site Should Be HTTPS appeared first on Connect4 Consulting. […]

  • Important Pages Every Business Website Should Have
    by Gabriel Seiden on May 8, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    If you are designing or redesigning your business website, you may be wondering what are the most important pages, aside from the home page. About Page This is a must-have for nearly every website. This can be named “About Us” or “About”. You can use this page to tell visitors about the people behind the […] The post Important Pages Every Business Website Should Have appeared first on Connect4 Consulting. […]

  • Privacy Policy? Why Your Website Needs a Privacy Policy
    by Gabriel Seiden on May 8, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    If you have a website, blog, or mobile app, you need a privacy policy. Privacy policies explain what data you collect from your users or visitors, how you use that information, and what steps you take to protect that information. Reasons Why Your Website Needs a Privacy Policy Federal Law In the United States, there […] The post Privacy Policy? Why Your Website Needs a Privacy Policy appeared first on Connect4 Consulting. […]

  • What is GDPR?
    by Gabriel Seiden on May 8, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    The GDPR Explained. What is it? Who does it apply to? GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is the European Union’s new regulation – in full enforcement on May 25, 2018 – that safeguards the personal data of individuals in the EU. What is interesting about this regulation is that even though it’s […] The post What is GDPR? appeared first on Connect4 Consulting. […]

  • Japan’s Aspark Owl Electric Car Does 0-60 MPH in 1.6 Seconds
    by Gabriel Seiden on February 18, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    The post Japan’s Aspark Owl Electric Car Does 0-60 MPH in 1.6 Seconds appeared first on Connect4 Consulting. […]

  • Email Drip Campaigns: Marketing Automation
    by Gabriel Seiden on February 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    If you’ve purchased anything online, chances are very high that you’ve received email drip campaigns. Email drip campaigns are series of emails that are sent in a pre-defined order at a pre-defined interval. Each email is a standalone unit that is connected to emails sent before and after. Email drip campaigns are the core of […] The post Email Drip Campaigns: Marketing Automation appeared first on Connect4 Consulting. […]

  • Referral Traffic – How To Drive More Traffic To Your Website
    by Gabriel Seiden on February 9, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Referral traffic comes from backlinks, or links to your website from other websites. When you get the right links, they can be continual traffic sources back to your website. Some backlinks can even generate more links on their own. This happens when someone shares your blog post to Facebook, and then his or her followers […] The post Referral Traffic – How To Drive More Traffic To Your Website appeared first on Connect4 Consulting. […]

  • Why Do Hackers Attack Websites?
    by Gabriel Seiden on February 9, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Do you know why hackers target websites? Do you believe that your website is too small or insignificant to be the target of a hacker? It’s time to think again. There are over 90,978 security attacks that happen every minute of every day and hackers have zero prejudice when it comes to the size of the […] The post Why Do Hackers Attack Websites? appeared first on Connect4 Consulting. […]

  • Take Advantage of Tax Breaks with IRS Section 179
    by Marc Freedman on December 1, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    2017 Deduction Limit is $510,000 It’s great that states are giving out potentially billions of dollars in breaks to corporations moving their headquarters (who definitely needs it, right?), but what about everybody else?  IRS Section 179 allows businesses to deduct the full amount of equipment (and certain software) purchases, up to a certain amount.  This […] The post Take Advantage of Tax Breaks with IRS Section 179 appeared first on Expense To Profit. […]

  • Country Club Cuts Costs for Health Insurance and Food
    by Marc Freedman on March 10, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Challenge: Maintain high standards as cost and member retention pressures intensify. Like many country clubs operating in the current economy, costs for this Mid Atlantic client are increasing even as membership is decreasing. Efforts to cut costs while maintaining high-quality member services is a tough balancing act. On one hand, members may leave if dues, […] The post Country Club Cuts Costs for Health Insurance and Food appeared first on Expense To Profit. […]

  • What is The DIfference Between an Accountant, CFO & Expense Reduction Consultant
    by Marc Freedman on November 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    What is The Difference Between an Accountant, CFO and Expense Reduction Consultant Accountant Certified Financial Officer Expense Reduction Consultant Compiles your companies financial statements from client-provided data. Works mostly in the past– using the historical data from your business Delivers updated financials weeks or months after the close of an accounting period(month, quarter, or year) […] The post What is The DIfference Between an Accountant, CFO & Expense Reduction Consultant appeared first on Expense To Profit. […]

  • Hire a Results-Driven Expert
    by Marc Freedman on November 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Although expense reduction benefits can be achieved without outside assistance, our experience suggests that better results can be realized by using a specialized consultant. The operative word here is “specialized.” In our view you will be better served if you engage a firm that is: Singularly focused on expense reduction Experienced at the specific spend […] The post Hire a Results-Driven Expert appeared first on Expense To Profit. […]

  • How To Conduct A Spend Analysis in 7 Steps
    by Marc Freedman on September 15, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    The post How To Conduct A Spend Analysis in 7 Steps appeared first on Expense To Profit. […]

  • Want to Reduce Your Cost & Time to Hire Employees
    by Marc Freedman on July 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    By Michael Matalone As you may be aware, it is of utmost importance to grow your business at a healthy rate which means that you need to keep costs under control. One of the primary problems with reducing the cost of hiring is the difficulty in capturing all of the associated costs that are not […] The post Want to Reduce Your Cost & Time to Hire Employees appeared first on Expense To Profit. […]

  • 8 Expenses You Can Stop Paying Today
    by Marc Freedman on June 10, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    New technologies can save you money in ways you may not have thought possible.  Everyone knows there are two ways to beef up the bottom line. You can make more money—and let’s assume you are trying to do that every day—or you can cut expenses. Small business owners may think they’re already running a lean […] The post 8 Expenses You Can Stop Paying Today appeared first on Expense To Profit. […]

  • Cost Reduction A Tough Job For CEOs & CFOs
    by Marc Freedman on April 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Cost is a phenomenon that needs to be controlled throughout the life of a company. Cost decisions hold a major significance and are usually handled by senior management executives. The financial stance of an organization, whether small or large, has to be managed by keeping in mind the businesses long-term achievable goals. The CEO or CFO […] The post Cost Reduction A Tough Job For CEOs & CFOs appeared first on Expense To Profit. […]

  • What does it cost to hire an Expense Consultant?
    by Marc Freedman on March 29, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Most consultants that provide expense reduction and recovery services do so on a no cost, no risk contingency fee model.   This means, if they do not find savings nor recover an overpayment, you do not owe them anything for their services. If an Expense Reduction Consultant is successful finding savings for your business or that […] The post What does it cost to hire an Expense Consultant? appeared first on Expense To Profit. […]

  • 10 Tips to Cut Office Print Costs
    by Marc Freedman on February 29, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    It might well surprise you to learn that drop for drop printer ink is actually more expensive than Dom Perignon champagne.  If your business deals with a lot of paperwork then it is likely you are spending a small fortune on printer ink. How should you be looking to save money on your printing costs […] The post 10 Tips to Cut Office Print Costs appeared first on Expense To Profit. […]