Updated: Jul 9, 2020
Business networking is a BIG deal in the UK and US and yet for some reason it's never really taken off in SA. Well, it's time to change that! Given the dire state of our economy, we need to help each other and networking is just the way to do that.
Millions of dollars worth of business is passed between members of networking groups every month around the world. Thousands of businesses use networking as their primary marketing tool. You can make it work for your business too.
Best of the Best
Our model is based on the best practices of groups around the world:
One seat per group per profession (no competitors)
Blend of formal and informal (a focus on passing on referrals without the intensity of some other groups)
Interesting speakers and guests at every meeting (learn something and meet new people)
Monthly subscriptions (if you're not getting value we don't want to take your money)
Online meetings (no time wasted travelling)
First meeting free
Two meetings per month
Max of 30 members per group
VIP membership that gives you free access to all of the other groups
Additional business support services (TBD)
We know that time is money so our aim is to run a power hour session with all the main content and then an extra half hour for 1 - 1 networking for those who have got the time.
60 second introductions
Business updates - meetings and referrals
Three rounds of 1 - 1 networking
To make it work for you all you need to do is show up and do your best.
Research shows that consistent attendance, authenticity and generosity are the vital ingredients in successful networking.
Be there - if you're not at meetings and not doing one-on-one's with fellow members, you're out of the game.
Be real - networking works because of the personal relationships built within the group. We are both humans and business leaders so don't be afraid to share both your vulnerabilities and your strengths.
It's not just about you - yes, we are all in the room to build our businesses, but we do that by helping each other. Be sure to have a crystal clear elevator pitch about what you do, but spend time asking questions and listening to others... opportunities pop out of the most unexpected places!
Just like building friendships takes time, so too does building a professional network. This is not a one month quick fix. You need to give it at least six months to really start seeing the rewards and we'll do everything we can to help you.
Sign Up Now
Our official launch event is 6 Aug at 4pm and you are welcome to attend for free to get a feel for what it's all about and to meet other business owners. Sign up here.
The first group meetings will kick off on 20 Aug.
Plans and Prices
*** EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ***
Sign up before 31 Aug 2020 and pay only R300 per month for full membership benefits
Full Member: R500 per month (2 meetings per month, 1 group)
VIP Member: R1000 per month (1 home group, unlimited visits to other groups)
Other groups to follow - let us know which area you're in