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    Hills District - Networking to Build Better Business Relationships

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    Welcome to our Hills District networking Group - building better business relationships.

    Our June meeting includes two important and topical presentations - Artificial Intelligence (AI) and your business, plus managing home debt and, if you have teenage children at university, HECS. 

    KEYNOTE: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Content Creation.
    How much do you know about creating content to promote your business and the role of AI?

    This interactive keynote will explain it to you and dispel myths surrounding AI technology. It will include a group activity, so be prepared! If you have a laptop, it would be a good idea to bring it with you. (not essential to participate in the group activity).

    Keynote Speaker - Tony Skinner | Director | Podcast My Business | E:podme@podcastmybusiness.com.au

    INSIGHT- Living with Debt.
    Increasing living costs, including recent announcements on higher HECS debt interest as the Federal Government looks to increase its income, are affecting families everywhere.

    You need to be smart with how you manage your home and property investments and know the best options to help family members affected by HECS.

    This keynote will outline a simple strategy to protect your family home and pay off your children’s HECS debt ranging from $40,000 to $100,000, depending on which degree/degrees they undertake. 

    Keynote Speaker - Ralph Rintoule | Property Specialist | GEM Developments and Marketing | E: ralph@gemdevelopments.com.au | P: 0418 340 701 |

    Our networking group is designed to help you on your business journey by introducing you to like-minded business owners. We provide a welcoming and friendly environment for you to showcase your business and build good, solid and profitable relationships.

    Potential clients/customers will always buy or refer others to those people and businesses they have a good relationship with. 

    We facilitate those relationships in a friendly environment where everyone has a voice and opportunities.

    In addition, we run Small Business Knowledge programs, provide individual business research programs and mentoring. We also proactively market your business via our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter social media platforms to help you achieve maximum success.

    THE EXTRAS

    A new business relationship to help all members.
    Practera Member Research Project update.
    Expressions of Interest: Are you interested in attending an all-member meeting at the Western Sydney International Experience Centre at Luddenham? 

        ABOUT US 

        Baulkham Hills district networking is part of the Local Area Marketing & Networking Group (LAMNG). The Greater Western Sydney group operates in the Hills district, Parramatta, Blacktown, Penrith and the Lower Blue Mountains.

        All groups meet monthly in alternating weeks. You can attend the group of your choice or move around our network to expand your business network in a familiar environment. Our Blacktown group meets on a Wednesday evening from 6.30pm; Baulkham Hills from 9.30am; Parramatta group from 9.30am and is currently online; Penrith and the Lower Blue Mountains from 9.30am. 

        You can see all group meeting dates, information and bookings here.

        Each Group has it's own Facebook page where you can advertise your business, keep up to date with group promotional posts and keep in contact with other members. (You must be a regular group attendee to receive access. Behavioural standards apply to all groups).  Blacktown | Hills District | Parramatta Penrith & Lower Mountains

        OUR MEETINGS

        All attendees have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business. Depending on numbers, introductions are between 30-60 seconds - so it would be a good idea to make a note of the key points you want to make!

        You get to meet like-minded people, exchange ideas, learn, socialise, collaborate, gain knowledge, form new relationships, get fresh business ideas and tips and, of course, expand your introduction-based business network.

        Whether your business is shop, office, industry, home based or in a shared space, you will meet motivated owners and entrepreneurs to share your passion and grow your business with.

        WHAT WE DO
        Our online and face-to-face meetings are identical for all groups. They begin with:
        1. Opening welcome.
        2. 60-second Business Primers (all attendees).
        3. Member Business INSIGHT* (up to 10 minutes when pre-booked).
        4. Group photo.
        5. Business Card Exchange (We do that online too!)
        6. Five-minute break
        7. Member Business INSIGHT* (up to 10 minutes when pre-booked).
        8. Member Keynote* (up to 20 minutes when pre-booked).
        9. Five-minute 1-1 Collaboration Discussion rotations. (Online – members auto rotate via private virtual meeting rooms.) Additional 1-1 meeting time is always available at the end of meetings.
        10. Meeting ends.

        (Nervous about presenting? Don't worry - we will coach you through it.)

        MEMBERSHIP FEES
        Unlike many groups, we do not charge a membership or joining fee. Instead we charge attendance fees for all online and in-person meetings to cover costs and ensure small business owners are not dissuaded away from business networking by cost.

        Every meeting has an attendance fee contribution to catering costs. Group sponsorship opportunities are also open to significantly boost your business profile.

        Online meeting fees are set at $7.50 per attendee (Booking fee and GST inclusive). Face-to-face meeting fees (Inclusive of breakfast, morning tea or evening snacks - depending on the Group) $25 per attendee. Blacktown Group (BBN) $17 thanks to the generous sponsorship of Workers Blacktown. (Booking fee and GST inclusive).

        Email networking@localareamktg.com.au for details or call 0404 767 482.

        Group inquiries to:
        Joe Kowalewski
        Group Facilitator, Chief Marketing Officer, Local Area Marketing & Networking Group E: networking@localareamktg.com.au Ph: 0404 767 482


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