Business Networking

Number of Business Opportunities Recorded: 1105

Our Meetings

The meetings are pretty relaxed, but we do have a bit of a structure so that everyone has the opportunity to speak and we finish on time.

Link to invitation

 

WE ARE SEEKING NEW MEMBERS IN THESE AREAS

Clock
When do we Meet

Thursdays 7.15 – 8.30am

Every now & then we may start a bit later to gain a quorum but we usually finish before 8.30am

Where
Where do you meet?

Wellington Apartment Hotels
192 Wellington Road
East Brisbane  QLD 4169

Where
Is it easy to park?

Yes. There's loads of parking
under the hotel and it's free!

Where
Breakfast

There’s no ‘fixed meeting menu’. You get to choose something modest, or a mushroom medly with spinach and a soft poached egg on toasted bread. There are many options in between. The food is very reasonably priced – if you’re on a diet and you just want to order a delicious glass of tap water, that’s fine & it won’t cost anything!

Where
What should I bring to the meeting?
  • A short 20 second pre-prepared ‘promotion’ about your business which explains what you do & what sort of referrals you are after. Each of us begin the meeting with this promotion.
  • At least 20 business cards.
  • Bags of enthusiasm!
  • There is no cost for attending our meetings as a guest. Should you become a member, there are modest quarterly fees to be paid in advance.
Where
Do I need to let anyone know that I'm coming?

Yes. You can send us an email by clicking here.

Where
What's the meeting format?

We are a bit flexible with the format, but typically it runs along these lines:

WELCOME
The group director welcomes any guests.

INTRODUCTIONS
Each person gives a short & succinct 30-second introduction explaining what it is they do in their business.

SPEAKERS
We usually have two designated speakers (members of the club) each week. Each talk for ten minutes on some aspect of their business. This has a few benefits – members get to hear about your business on a regular basis & in doing so, get to understand what sort of business referrals you are after. Speaking on a regular basis is also good for boosting your confidence and presentation skills.

PASSING OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES (’BizOps’)
Each of us talks briefly about referrals given & received.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (VARIOUS)
Forth-coming Bi-Monthly Soirées (evening drinks), births, deaths & marriages...

CLOSING 20 SECONDS
This sometimes is just a repeat of the opening introduction. When we’re feeling creative, the closing is themed on a topical current event and provides you with the opportunity to present your business in a lateral way... eg How would you redirect a controversial topic to have context (humorous or otherwise) with your business.

HANG AROUND FOR MORE COFFEE
After the meeting is finished, many hang around to catch up, discuss specific business & chat further over coffee.

Business Opportunities

We have created our own on-line system which enables us to digitally pass & receive business opportunities (or ‘BizOpps’).

An email reminder is sent out each week prompting each member to think about & record the business opportunities they have passed to others.

This speeds up the referral process & creates a valuable database of contacts.

Soirée link
Bi-Monthly Soirée
Date soon

What’s a Bi-Monthly Soirée??

We usually hold these in the same café / restaurant where we meet. The Bi-Monthly Soirées are an opportunity to get to know each other better & a chance to introduce potential members. The next Soirée date is shown above. If you would like to come along, send us an email by clicking here.