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Our first ever Business Networking social meetup in the East. Huge success with really engaged business owners from a variety of industries.
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East Auckland September Business Networking

Serious East-Auckland Business Builders gathered this month for our second Networking social event  held at Applejacks. Our presented was Tibor Mackor of Better Business Strategies, who shared his 7 keys to creating a successful business. A few of the industries represented at the August 12th @Applejacks: Business Strategy Expert Robotics

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September Newsletter

Welcome to Inside Business Strategy for September 2019. Thanks to everyone who has come out and made the most of their community membership by attending our Speed Networking and Business Social events over the last month. If you missed out, see what we’ve been up to. It’s time to get your next event in your

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September Business Speed Networking Event

Thanks to the business owners from many industries who joined Business Speed Networking, September 2019. We had a line up of enthusiastic business builders, with a perfect balance of engagement, fun, and new connections through the event. Thanks to the business developers who stepped up and supported the event with

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September Business Social North Harbour

Business Networking made Social – The North Harbour community turned out for a fun evening of insight and business connections. Really great to see a strong balance between new and existing BSNZ community at the event. One of the things I love about the community is the fresh flow of

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CBD ABS Social Business Networking at TomTom in Auckland Central. Photos of the event.
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August CBD Business Networking

What a great experience! For all of our intrepid business networkers who chose to look past a stormy Auckland evening and come along to benefit from useful business insight and engaging conversation at our CBD event for August. The Helpful Brand was born to serve both the needs of growing

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East Auckland August Business Social

Thank to the inspiring crowd for our inaugural BSN Business Networking social event in East Auckland, held at Applejacks. Our evening was dedicated to casual networking, exploring conversations with each of the members and discussing various growth ideas. A few of the industries represented at the August 12th @Applejacks: Exclusive

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2020 BSNZ Themes & Topics

Engage with us and help decide the key themes we will bring to community members throughout our 2020 BSNZ Business Social meetups. Simply select the relevance and importance of each of the topics below for you and your business. At the bottom you can also suggest themes that are not

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Business Networking at NewBrew,  August 2019 with guest speaker Graeme Hogan.
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August Business Social North Harbour

Another engaging event hosted by our North Harbour community who turned out for a great event of Business Networking with owners from a very diverse range of businesses. Our event speaker Graeme Hogan from 3 Years Out shared business insights focusing on purpose in business. Graeme’s talk covered many important

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August Newsletter

Business Strategy NZ Events, Insight, Connections Welcome to Inside Business Strategy for August 2019. I’m so excited to share that we expand to add our very first East Auckland Business Social connect at Applejacks on the Aug 12 – Details below. Business Strategy is an active community of over 4,800 members at all different stages of their business journey

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July Business Social CBD

Business Social Bravehearts turned out to a fun, engaging and interesting community event at TomTom in the CBD, discussing successes and challenges they are having in business ,and being treated to a wealth of ideas graphically shared by business planning expert Graeme Hogan from 3 Years Out. Great to see

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Images from our July Business Networking meetup at New Brew on Aucklands North Shore
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July Business Social North Harbour

Congratulations to so many business community members who invested their evening in growing business connections, sharing about their passions and developing their business through relationship & referral networking. Attendees were treated to an engaging talk from Anthony McMahon  (The IT Psychiatrist) covering both success stories and pitfalls associated with the

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Auckland Business Strategy Business Networking Meetup June 2019 Images from the event
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July Newsletter

Business Strategy NZ Events, Insight, Connections Welcome to Inside Business Strategy for July 2019. A Very exciting month with many events ahead. I thoroughly encourage you to read right through – so many local owners making a true difference! Business Strategy is an active community of over 4,750 members at all different stages of their business

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Pictures from Founders Round Table live Mastermind event June 2019 about Growing locally for a Global Market
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June Founders Round Table

Innovitas Founders Round Table meets in a Mastermind format to share plans, experiences, best practice and insight around a topic key for founders to grow high-scale businesses. In June we discussed Building Locally for a Global Market. We were fortunate to have a very diverse group of founders, investors and

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June Business Networking Social CBD

An engaging if chilly evening for our passionate networkers attending the June 2019 Auckland Business Networking social Meetup. Thanks to everyone who attended to benefit from the event. Again we had beautiful diversity on all spectrum… business, background, level. Great to see you and learn about your current and next

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Photos from our ABS Social Business Networking event, North Harbour June 2019.
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Review – June Business Social North Harbour

North Harbour business networking ran a fabulous evening, well attended by people not only from all over the shore, but also from all over the World! Enjoying learning about the business endevours from people of virtually every continent! Thanks to Kerry Dell for her engaging and fun talk about holistic

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Introducing Flash Updates

A Flash Update is a dynamite opportunity to quickly share with meetup attendees. Flash Updates offer you the perfect opportunity to offer interest, ideas, or topics for discussion with other attendees during the social business networking session.  Flash updates are available to all attendees, no matter whether this is your

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June Newsletter

Business Strategy NZ Connect, Grow, Impact, Contribute Hi Website, Welcome to Inside Business Strategy for June 2019. We’ve got some great opportunities for you to get involved with this month Website! To find out all about how we’ve been creating business opportunity through May, Click here.  Events The Tomato Business Event*Great Event This Weekend* For Those Who Desire

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Review – May Business Social CBD

Our May Social Business Networking attendees were treated to an engaging and fun talk about holistic health and the importance of creating and maintaining healthy mental and physical diets as a key contributor to high energy, engagement, and satisfaction in life. Holistic health expert Kerry Dell shared some classic moments

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Entrepreneur 5.0

Your VIP Invitation toget ready for 2020 Entrepreneur 5.0 Live Event in Auckland Monday October 7 Exciting news! BSNZ Community Members receive a discount on attending this event. Use discount code: Why do I think it’s so important for you to join me for this? Rewind 20 years and imagine you

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May Business Speed Networking Event Summary

Thanks to the business owners from many industries who joined Business Speed Networking, May 2019. We had a line up of enthusiastic business builders, with a perfect balance of engagement, fun, and new connections through the event. Thanks to the business developers who stepped up and supported the event with

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Review – May North Harbour Social Meetup

Inaugural Event! Auckland Business Strategy commenced our first regional chapter with Business Social Networking at @NewBrew in Albany. The event was well attended by a group of passionate business people interested to learn, share and contribute with like-minded owners and entrepreneurs. With such great engagement, this is going to become

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May Newsletter

Business Strategy NZ Events, Insight, Connections Hi Website, Welcome to Inside Business Strategy for May 2019. Business Strategy is an active community of over 4,550 members at all different stages of their business journey and from all industries. Community participation leads to connection, insight, referral, growth and contribution. It’s great to have you on the journey Website!

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Review – April Social Meetup

“Be genuine, be relevant, provide good information and get people to want to come back.” At our April BSN Social Business Networking Katharine Halberg, digital Strategist shared a number of very practical, very real dos and don’ts for our audience.  Catherine also covered the concept of ‘position zero’, Google My

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Review – March Founders Round Table

Founders Round Table meets in a Mastermind format to share plans, experiences, best practice and insight around a topic key for founders to grow high-scale businesses. In March we discussed Sales – Building, attracting and maximizing. We discussed – The sales funnel (right strategy and platforms for your business to

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Review – March Social Meetup

This month we gathered at our favourite city pub venue, Tom Tom. The bar is undergoing renovation so this month we stuck inside near the bar, with community entrepreneurs spreading out across the lean-tables for their conversation. Interestingly this month brought wide diversity in attendee origin. USA, Europe, Japan, the

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Photos from an evening with business author and entrepreneur Mike Handcock
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Review – Propel – With Mike Handcock

Business growth experts Mike Handcock and Landi Jac delivered their inspiring message on Prosperity, Freedom & Purpose in a session packed with practical tips. With his unique style, Mike wove personal stories, experiences, music, humor, connection and purpose into a fun and engaging talk with key messages focusing on the

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Review – LEGO Serious Play Customer Connect Workshop

Spreading carefully allocated bricks over the workshop table in the sunny Event Space at Bizdojo Takapuna, participants at our April Customer Connect workshop got a unique opportunity to explore their business direction & attraction strategies. This workshop took the form of sequential building using LEGO®.  Representations of our business, our

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March Newsletter

Business Strategy NZ Events, Insight, Connections Hi, Welcome to Inside Business Strategy for March 2019. Our Meetup Community attracts purpose-led, entrepreneurial leaders at all stages of business looking to grow by creating new connections. Business Strategy is an active community of nearly 4,300 members at all different stages of their business journey and from

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Review – Harness Technology and Scale Your Business

Our member workshop with Anthony McMahon from the IT Psychiatrist was a great success, and as our first event on Auckland’s North Shore we were excited to bring together business owners for an insightful session on IT strategy. Anthony’s talk covered the importance of selecting the right tools for your

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Founders Round Table Event The Art of finding a Cofounder
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Review – February Founders Round Table

Founders Round Table meets in a Mastermind format to share plans, experiences, best practice and insight around a topic key for founders to grow high-scale businesses. This February our topic was The Art of Choosing a Cofounder. While the selection of represented industries was wide, encompassing building services, consulting, marketing,

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Tom Tom Auckland Business Strategy Social Meetup Feb 2019
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Review – February Social Meetup

On Tuesday 19 Feb we held our second Auckland Business Strategy Social meetup, with around 30 purpose-led entrepreneurs attending to meet, connect, gather new ideas and share about their businesses. Like many of our events the group comprised of around 50% first-time attendees and a few familiar faces who were

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2019 Purpose & Goals Podcast

Recently I was a guest on the Leading to Prosperity podcast, hosted by BSNZ community member Deepak Daniel from Genesis Consulting. If you would like to get a deeper understanding of our vision for this group, our “Why” and some of the ways we make a contribution to business people

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Is this group for me?

Welcome! When we get this question it’s often being asked by someone who has started in business relatively recently, or perhaps they had made to start, but haven’t launched yet.  If you are starting out, working from home, have a few clients but know you need more, and know that

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Business Speed Networking Event Summary

February saw more that 40 passionate SME business owners and developers come together for Business Speed Networking, a special event that offers a high value, engaging, structured environment for meeting new business contacts from a wide variety of industries. This event saw the introduction of ‘Featured Attendees’, who’s businesses are

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February Newsletter

Connect and Grow – BSNZ Business Networking in 2019 Welcome Website to our first BSNZ newsletter for 2019. Great information inside about forthcoming connection opportunities Community Updates inside Business Strategy NZ Hi Website,  Welcome to Inside Business Strategy for February 2019. Our Meetup Community attracts purpose-led, entrepreneurial leaders at all

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Crowdfunding Your Startup Event Summary

January’s Crowdfunding  Mastermind opened discussions on a good variety of options for attendees. There was some great experience sharing from Kickstarter as well as Debt, Equity, and opt-in support platforms including Patreon. Around the room we had a good variety of startups including: Manufacturing Literature & Art Education International fundsourcing

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Business Networking Connection Social Event Find like-minded entrepreneurs and grow referral sales
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January Social Meetup Recap

Our first Social Entrepreneur meetup for 2019 happened on January 15th, with a fantastic turnout. It was great to see strong representation from first timers as those setting out on a new business journey in 2019 attended to mingle, share & learn from the more established businesses in the group.

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Professional networking in a more social environment

The nature of almost every aspect of our work has changed or is changing rapidly. It’s common for services and product professionals to be able to work from any location and in a variety of great environments to do their best work, and modern professionals are for the first time

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Growing together great connections mutual success as entrepreneurs
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Make connections and friends in the NZ business community

Is it time to broaden your circle of connections and look for some new people to help you take next steps in your business journey? That’s really common in Business Strategy NZ. A good number of members are attracted here because they have set a new goal, direction or purpose

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January Social Meetup

Start 2019 Our first social meetup for 2019 is coming soon. Join likeminded business-builders at every stage of the entrepreneurial journey. If you made a new-years resolution to finally do something about that business idea thats been in the back of your mind for ages, BSNZ is a perfect environment for you

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Business Strategy Social Networking November 2018

An entrepreneurial gathering of purpose-led business people this month at our favourite city casual venue – Tom Tom. “Facebook Ads that Don’t Suck” was our speaker topic, featuring Vincent Lei & Leo from SMT Business Media. This month our business builders consisted of approx 1/3 first-time attendees, the majority of

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Community News BSNZ November 2018

Community Updates inside Business Strategy NZ Hi Meetup Community, Welcome to Inside Business Strategy for November 2018 Our Meetup Community attracts people at all stages of business looking to grow by creating new connections. This week we surpassed 4,050 purpose-led, entrepreneurial people across our network from all industriess and at all stages of

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B1G1 Impact World Tour Coming to NZ November 27-28

Business Strategy NZ is excited to support B1G1, an organisation for global giving. Join us at the Impact Tour this November! Invest in a morning to explore the WHAT, WHY and HOW of creating a business that truly matters. 6x TEDx speakers and bestselling authors Paul Dunn and Masami Sato

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Community News BSNZ October 2018

inside Business Strategy Hi Community Member, Welcome to Inside Business Strategy, community update #2 Our Meet-up Community attracts people at all stages of business looking to grow by creating new connections. Our community of business creators encompasses more than 3900 individuals covering all industries and all phases of business. With September behind us there is a

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Business Speed Networking is coming 1 November

Join us on November 1st for a very special Business Community event. Business Speed Networking is for existing Owners, Managers and Business Development Professionals to network together in an engaging, structured network environment designed to be fun, informative and valuable.We’ve teamed up with The Common – The Entrepreneurs Playground, to provide the

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Community News BSNZ September 2018

Community Updates inside Business Strategy NZ Hi Everyone, Welcome to Inside Business Strategy Our Meetup Community attracts people at all stages of business looking to grow by creating new connections. This week we surpassed 3,850 members, and are easily the largest business meetup group in Auckland focused on generating value for our community

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