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Blacktown City Networking (BBN) - Building Better Business Relationships

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Helping your child with home ownership; client avatar pitfalls and how best to use the NDIS are member topics for this week's Blacktown Business Networking event at Workers Blacktown on Wednesday 1 November from 6.30pm.

KEYNOTE – The Bank of Mum & Dad: How to successfully navigate the risks of helping your child into home ownership.

Housing unaffordability is seeing many parents wanting to help their children to buy a home. But you could be jeopardising your own home and money by doing so! This keynote explains the risks, how to avoid them and still help your child into their first home.

Ralph Rintoule | Property Specialist and Real Estate Coach at GEM Developments and Marketing | E: | P: 0418 340 701| W:

Business INSIGHT 1

ABC of the NDIS

Learn about the services available from the NDIS to ensure you know how best to achieve an optimum level of care for a family member should they have or develop a disability.

Arlyn Yu | Able Nursing & Disability Care | E: | M: 0405 488 190 | W: |

Business INSIGHT 2 (A 10-minute interactive workshop)

The avatar ambush: Is your avatar costing you sales and money? Learn about the conversion hole and creating the right avatar to drive low-cost sales. The workshop will give you the ability and tools to perfect your avatar and the ‘offer’ to that avatar.

Charles Barnard | The Growth Engineer | E: | P: 0448 939 202

The Extras
2023 Christmas Party
2024 networking schedule and Member presentations.

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.


Blacktown City (Blacktown Business Network) is a member 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. (This page is under construction and will launch in a few days time).

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


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.

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.)

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 - vary depending on the venue). Blacktown Group (BBN) $17 thanks to the generous sponsorship of Workers Blacktown. (Booking fee and GST inclusive). Hills District $30. Parramatta - online $7.50. Penrith & the Lower Mountains $25.

Email for details or call 0404 767 482.

Group inquiries to:
Joe Kowalewski
Group Facilitator, Chief Marketing Officer, Local Area Marketing & Networking Group E: Ph: 0404 767 482

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