NET 2.0 is a business networking and educational group based in Northern Virginia. NET 2.0 started with one chapter in 2017 and now has multiple chapters throughout Northern Virginia including Ashburn, Leesburg, and Fairfax. The organization provides a platform for business professionals to network and educate each other in solving common or unique business challenges and help each other grow their business.
Upon success of their first chapter, the CEO of NET 2.0 needed to scale out the organization by opening chapters in multiple locations. However, the organization did not have the right technology to support the growth of the organization.
LNI Digital Marketing built a custom content management system (CMS) that enabled the growth of organization. The system, built with PHP, MySQL, and Laravel framework, allowed the organization to automate major processes including membership payment processing, new member on-boarding, and managing active members. The system also provided a platform for the community where they can engage in private discussions, upload and share educational videos, and connect with other members. Members, after purchasing subscription, can also cancel, upgrade, or down-grade subscriptions all on the website without having any staff involved. The tool also provided easy-to-use administration interface that allows the organization staff to easily manage members, discussions, and videos.
A few months into deploying the application, NET 2.0 opened two more chapters including in Leesburg and Fairfax, allowing members to utilize the website for membership management and community engagement.