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26 October Penrith & Lower Mountains - NSW Small Business Month Special Event

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Welcome to the Penrith and Lower Blue Mountains District business network - building better business relationships.

Our final NSW Small Business Month event has the dual themes of My Small Business Resilience and My Small Business Health. 

Business Resilience
This keynote focuses on developing your enterprise's ability to adapt in a changing world to meet, or exceed, your objectives . . .  to thrive and survive! 

Our speaker is John Groarke, Principal of JEGMC (Management Consulting); a Senior Partner at Find a Consultant and a mentor with the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS). John also delivers our Group Knowledge Program - Business Sustainability and Profitability.

He is known as Australia’s “Mentor to Consultants” and since 2001, has equipped ambitious consultants and professional advisors with the insights they need to confidently break through with relevant, distinctive, focused, sustainable and profitable enterprises.

Since 2006 he has been a mentor to early-stage start-ups, helping them to shape prosperous futures.

John Groarke | Principal JEGMC (Management Consulting). Senior Partner - Find a Consultant | E: | P: 0419 253 684 |

Business Health Positive Healthy Mindset - when you change the way you look at yourself, the self you see changes.

Business Health
Creating a Positive Healthy Mindset is the focus of this keynote. When you change the way you look at yourself, the self-change begins for you and your business.

Keynote speaker Sarah Bell, is a health and wellness coach who has talked and walked the walk. She is a billboard of what can be achieved by men and women struggling with an unhealthy mindset. It affects you personally and has a negative impact on your business, which in turn adds additional pressure on you personally. 

Sarah has changed her life by learning to change her mindset which set her on a new pathway. Being able to improve her physical and mental health, Sarah lost 50kg in weight, started a new business and was able to create a totally new lifestyle.

Sarah Bell | Health And Wellness Coach |Weight Loss Coaching Works | P: 0402 443 409 | E: | W:

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.

Two keynotes.
30-second business pitch recording.
Business collaboration rotations.


Penrith and Lower Blue Mountains 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. 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 - 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 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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