GET CONNECTED - POWERFUL TIPS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH NETWORKING.
Networking is not just about schmoozing or handing out business cards. It’s about building meaningful relationships, establishing trust and knowing why you’re in business. What’s your passion? It’s about the art of giving rather than taking.
Networks, whether through social media or in person are critical for growing a small business. Creating powerful connections to expand, showcase and build your business is a crucial part of everyday in a small business.
- Online date? Where do you find these connections – online, meetings, formal, informal, paid meetings?
- Don’t ask someone to marry them on the first date!
- What do you say – the elevator pitch?
- What if you’re shy – what if you hate meeting people you don’t know?
- How do you follow up without appearing to be a pest?
Bev Friend is a leading business and executive coach, educator, and a strategic leader with many years helping others achieve their goals in their business and professional careers with outstanding results. Bev had a successful career in senior management including buying and marketing, general management and as a CEO. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and has owned several small businesses including a day spa in the heart of Collins St, a fashion boutique, and a publishing house – all successfully sold. So she knows what drives a business owner, their problems and has walked more than a mile in their shoes…and shared the sleepless nights!
Bev is passionate about giving back to the business community and a sought after thought leader. She is the immediate past Chair of the Small Business Mentoring Service and President of Melbourne Business Network and an advisor on the Small Business Ministerial Council. She is qualified in business, leadership and management and now helps others achieve their dreams!
The Inlet Hotel
3-5 The Esplanade, Inverloch VIC 3996
Tickets - $45 Members, $60 Non-Members