On Tuesday I went to the Sydney BusinessConnector ANZ Small Business Hub event. It was promoted as an “evening of genuine business networking” . While I wasn’t familiar with the group or the presenter Hugh Todd, I was drawn in by the promise of drinks and nibbles overlooking the harbour and the very reasonable price tag.
The format was relatively straight forward. We were free to mingle and look out for people we might have some common ground with and at regular intervals Hugh would interrupt the discussions to highlight each of the exhibitors and encourage us to move on and meet someone new.
I had a fantastic time and met some really great, genuine collaborators. From that one event I now have meetings lined up for the next two weeks with potential clients and people I would love to work with. If you are a small business owner looking for opportunities to network and connect, I definitely recommend joining the LinkedIn Group meet some great people and find out about upcoming events.