■ gets you out of the house
■ puts you in a relaxed atmosphere in a local cafe
■ no hard-sell or pushy networking is allowed, but it's quite normal to want to recommend someone's business to someone who might need that particular service or product
■ once a week for an hour is doable for most business owners
■ meeting other locals expands your circle and may even result in friendships and other connections
■ being able to ask questions and solve others' business problems in a friendly group can provide instant relief; sharing resources and recommendations can save a lot of time when looking for a solution on your own.
The location is in local cafes around Carlisle St, St Kilda. Each cafe hosts two Meet-ups, and then another cafe hosts the following two Wednesdays. By meeting in local cafes, Teena loves bringing money into the community and sharing it by moving to different cafes each fortnight.
The meet-ups are held on Wednesday mornings at 10am and last for an hour, sometimes longer if anyone wants to keep chatting. One of the main reasons for these get-togethers is to help small business owners to connect with others, something which is lacking when one works from home. The business owner can often feel isolated, work long hours, and not allow themselves any free time.
Last week, Jane Barnes of EyesightEssentials.com wrote about these meet-ups, "Teena, I am constantly amazed and inspired by your vast knowledge of marketing."
Another attendee of Teena's coffee meet-ups is Alex (Founder & Principal Teacher @ Beyoutiful Yoga) who wrote this week, "Teena is a very enthusiastic person, passionate about what she invests her time in and is also so much fun to have a chat with, she is real! What I really like about Teena is that not only her expertise covers anything from the thinking to the doing about your brand or business but she will also ensure you reassess your priorities and tackle one thing at a time. If you were looking for a competent soul to assist you with your business & want to say good bye to procrastination, Teena is your woman!"
If you'd like to join Teena and different business owners like Jane and Alex each week in a casual, relaxed atmostphere, pop over to the website and sign up to be notified when the next meet-up will be on: http://bizmarketinginabox.com/
So - are you a local business owner or someone who's created a website to help gain recognition, or sell your products or services? Have you sat by the computer waiting for orders to stream in, but your website's like a veritable "ghost town" with lonely tumbleweeds rolling by?
Teena Hughes has a solution for you - online courses to teach you how to boost your website online by clever marketing strategies. You can start helping your website today by downloading the book, "What Does Branding Mean?" from Teena's website at http://BizMarketinginaBox.com/
The bottom line is that Teena Hughes (Brand & Marketing Strategist) loves to help people. Building a website is only one small step to having a successful business online, and Teena can help you work out the baby steps to take to move forward. Being found in many places online can put your information in front of a vast number of peope who may be searching for someone just like you, or a business just like yours.
Give Teena a yell today at BizMarketinginaBox.com - call on 0408-801-808 - or email, Skype, Facebook or Twitter - she'd love to hear all about your business and your hopes and dreams for its future.