365 Business Network Meet Up #6
365 Business Network is an eclectic group of individuals, business people, entrepreneurs, and the like. We will be meeting for the sixth time this Tuesday August 28, at Bobby O’Brien’s. Bring a friend.
When we sat down initially to discuss forming a group where people living and working in Kitchener Waterloo could discuss and find answers to questions in an online community and then have the opportunity to meet once a month as a group, we thought seriously about calling our group 365 Social Network. We are after all, networking socially online daily and in person monthly.
But we wanted to maintain a certain level of seriousness of purpose, the purpose being to build relationships with other group members, establish trust and confidence in a whole new group of friends so that when the opportunity arises to do business together (or to refer business) we know who to turn to for advice and service.
365 Business Network is an offshoot of 365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo. 365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo is a community website that I and my partners started about a year and a half ago. The purpose of the site is to highlight one event, attraction, restaurant, place of interest, or thing to do every day in Waterloo Region.
Truth be told, as a real estate agent, my goal of starting the site, besides community involvement, was as an online marketing vehicle for my real estate business. Not only does every daily post have an advertisement for me and my real estate business, it also gets me and my real estate business partner – Alasdair Douglas and my 365 things to do partners – Mike Stark and Amanda Maxwell out in the community, interacting with retailers, restauranteurs, gallery owners and the myriad of other private and public individuals we end up meeting. 365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo is certainly a popular social interactive site. We get over 10,000 unique visits a month and about 60,000 page views. As we used to say when I was teaching English in Taiwan, “That’s not too shabby”. Our goal is for 365 Business Network to be a socially interactive community for Kitchener Waterloo businesses, business people and residents.
365 Business Network meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Bobby O’Brien’s is providing free appetizers. There is free parking after 6pm in the public lot across the street. This group and event are free to join.
365 Business Network meet up is not a “sales networking” event. People doing business in Kitchener Waterloo are encouraged to bring your business cards, brochures and samples – we sometimes have a couple of tables set up where you can carve out a little piece of real estate for your business promotional material. Attendees are encouraged to gather the material they want.
Where: Bobby O’Brien, 125 King St. West, Kitchener.
When: August 28, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Free parking: after 6:00pm in the lot across the street