Once upon a time in another franchise business networking group, the founder had an epiphany and the Kiwi Number-8 wire syndrome kicked in.
A brief History
We acted similar to the rest, but had no head office, therefor no overheads. We started to break the mould!
We broke free, free from the parameters set by other franchises. We started to develop our very own formula.
Our style became vibrant and fresh – a hybrid of the best bits from other franchises some say – all designed to get you the most benefit from these type of activities. We were regularly gaining qualified “hot” referrals and having fun. We like to think we are the most beneficial in many ways and we very much like to think “Givers Gain”, if I refer business to you, you will refer business to me. Our aim is now to build long-term relationships you can trust and referrals naturally happen inside and outside our group.
We are not a franchise for the benefit of a faceless corporation, we were now operating as a totally independent entity to benefit of all the group’s members.
This became a fantastic option for people who wish to keep their own company identity and increase their workflow plus profits whilst trading as a SBG networking member through this group. SBG is now a professional organisation that allows all SBG members to meet on a regular basis. The primary purpose of SBG is now to exchange qualified business referrals and to develop business for all concerned at a very cost-effective rate. All who are registered with SBG are invited to meet for a business meeting once every week to develop friendships and new business opportunities in a casual and fun environment. You must be registered as a SBG Member before you can attend your registered SBG meeting; however members (without encouragement) started to invite guests to our meetings. As a guests who is wanted to register, they were now vetted through the committee first before approval.
• We provide fun & unique business networking
• you access new people & more business customers
• FREE advice is available from inspiring professionals & guest speakers
• you become the exclusive business industry category
• you find other businesses to work with & build trusted relationships
• it’s extremely cost effective marketing
• we exclusively promote your business
• we meet with the Selwyn District Council and they meet with us (we have their ears).
SBG is now an exciting, innovative group which brings local business people together once a week for a networking meeting where ideas are shared, referrals encouraged and people are supported to grow their businesses. Each week we have guest speakers, a forum and group discussions which encourage you to think ‘outside the square’ in order to promote and improve your business. Through these regular networking meetings you will build confidence in public speaking, develop and generate business, as well as increase your network of contacts. Our goal is to bring together hard-working, positive professionals who want to build up the local business community in and around the Selwyn area.