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SOAR - Business Networking Event in Brisbane
What started off as an idea to connect people together has grown to a community of business people who collaborate and work together to make this event possible. The idea is simple we focus on people getting together and sharing business ideas talking about things that matter to small business owners, to independent operators and to business in general.
About our Meetup:
To make it engaging we break up into smaller groups of seven or eight to identify your group we have name badges with the Group labelled. Members are introduced to each other stating their
3. Where they are based
4. What services they offer
5. What services they require
6. Whom they want to connect with
Each group is assigned a business topic to talk about but are welcome to move onto the other topics. Group leaders are assigned to each group who summarise what was had been discussed with the other groups.
Becoming a Sponsor:
We welcome meetup sponsors to be eligible
1. Attend the event we schedule every fortnight -
a. Once a month on Wednesday morning 1 hr then
b. Once a month on a Thursday Night 1 hr
c. Once a month on Saturdays Morning 1 hr
2. Donate a small prize when we will pick out as a business card draw this can be
a. Business Voucher
b. Bottle of Wine with your business card on it
c. Small items from small businesses you support in your area - Box of Donuts from Flour and Chocolate at Morningside
3. Agree for your business logo and details to show up as a sponsor
4. Participate in our polls
5. Join our Facebook page which so far has over 150 members
About Our Group:
We usually get 40 people attending in the last 3 months and looking to grow further allowing others to participate. Many people who have attend have made new friends and expanded their opportunities for business simply by being consistent, confident and confiding. We believe that consequences are coincidently if you create more coincidences then you can accomplish what you want with the people that you want to share it with at the time in your life when you need it the most. This is simply a platform that I am offering the rest is up to you.
The Benefits of this Meetup:
What you choose this meetup to be is entirely your discretion as this is a meetup about you and the people who you share it with. The meetup is very transparent, Group leaders are picked at random normally two to a group, you can vote on the topics that are discussed or offer your own before the meetup and these are picked based on popularity and you can sponsor prizes if you want to get a mention.
For this reason, a lot of people who attend believe it is the best they have been to as the meetup is about them and connecting with others.
This event works because of the people who attend it, believe in networking and building connections. We consider ourselves as part of a business community and tribe bringing together great ideas and insights. We have reserved four tables out the front of this excellent venue. The only thing to bring is yourself if you wish to donate a prize and get a plug for your business please contact myself we accept vouchers, wine, beer and gift baskets which we have a draw to lucky winners. We encourage people to meet up after the event and catch up for coffee. I have designed I.O.U for Coffee Meeting which you can use with your business card to book in another time with your prospective connections.
Upon arrival order your coffee and make yourself known to your group A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H which would be on your name badge and feel free to mingle with others as well.
Be sure to bring lots of Business cards as you will need these to hand out and for others to identify you as we have nametags which accomodate your business cards.
We split into smaller groups to ensure that people get closer interaction and can contribute to the conversations at each of the tables. We have three business topics which have been selected by our members however we welcome new topics and ideas to our networks. We believe that sharing and collaborating is more exciting than working alone and sharing your challenges with strangers is the best way to get help and new ideas to build your business