Mascot Converge is kicking off in June
The forum will be run by Phillip Agripanidis from Just Lending.
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Freshwater Converge meets each Thursday morning 7:30am at the Bended Fork in Freshwater
The forum is run by Craig Troy from Converge Consulting.
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Great meeting at Newport by all accounts. Full table, great food & coffee, robust discussion on selling – great way to start a Friday!
Surry Hills Converge will start in June 2014
The forum will run by Cameron McKay from Converge Consulting
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St Kilda Converge meets on Friday mornings 8:00am at Leroy Expresso, 191 Acland St, St Kilda (starting 20th June 2014)
The forum is run by David Lin from Strata Consultants Australia
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Why a Business Forum?
Many small business owners feel very alone in their endeavours. We understand that the best way to develop a sustainable, rewarding business relationships is to work with people you like and trust. With more and more people working for themselves, successful marketing is becoming harder. Developing mechanisms to connect your business with the people who need your products and services is imperative and a Converge Business Forum provides such an environment.
Networking also provides the perfect platform for business owners to get together. However for most networking groups all that happens is the handling out of cards. At Converge we think that whilst this is valuable, what is really valuable is the exchange of ideas and experiences.
Being part of a Business Forum is like having a supergroup of fellow entrepreneurs supporting you – promoting your business and acting as a sounding board for any challenges that arise.
The benefits of referred business over non-referred business are well known – the challenge is finding the time and having the skills to build strong referral relationships. We feel that these relationships are not built by a quota system but instead by spending time together talking openly about how we do business and learning how to do it better.
What makes Converge different?
At Converge, we don’t just provide the platform for business relationships. We believe that business networking is great for referrals and strategic business growth – but what makes us different is that we combine high level business resources alongside our business forums.
These resources cover a wide range of business topics and they serve as business education but also a stimulus for the discussions – it is in the discussions that the learning happens.
Converge is the leading organisation in combining business networking with business coaching material. Not only do we offer you the ability to generate quality referrals and receive support from fellow business owners, but you will also benefit from our comprehensive coaching and education program.
Why join a Converge Business Forum?
People join Converge to grow their business and develop themselves personally. We are focused on business owner development. Business coaching is just as important to the growth of your business as the referrals that networking provides. In many cases you are your business, so if we can help you to grow and develop, then your business will benefit even more.
Converge Business School.
Converge members have open access to our extensive business coaching and education resources including articles, books and book summaries, presentations and tutorials. New resources are added weekly and articles are updated regularly. As the saying goes, “you are either green and growing, or ripe and rotting”. It is our belief that ongoing learning (regardless of the topic) will benefit you, and your business. We are so enthusiastic about business education that if you can’t find a resource that fits your needs, just let us know and we will source it for you.
What does it cost?
Membership costs $100 plus GST per month (plus whatever you order for your breakfast).
Return on investment.
As a Converge member your ‘Return on Investment’ may come from:
- quality referrals and leads generated from your network
- tips and market intelligence
- advice on business issues from the ‘Board Sessions’
- skills improvement from the extensive business education and coaching provided through the Converge Business School
- confidence that comes from public speaking, ‘selling’ yourself and your business, leading a ‘Board’ and delivering training and educational material.
For many members, all that is required to cover the cost of membership is one or two successful leads per year
Maroochydore Converge meets every second Wednesday.
The forum is run by Mark Mellor from Love & Partners Accountants.
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Gordon Converge meets each Friday 7:30am at the Pecorino Cafe behind the train station.
This forum is run by Andrew de Souza from Northshore Business Coaching.
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Double Bay Converge meets each Thursday morning 7:30a at Cafe 21 on Knox St.
The forum is run by Grant Levitas from Principal Edge.
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Parramatta Converge meets every Wednesday for lunch in the Parramatta CBD.
The forum is run by Paul Rattray from ATB Partners.
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