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Simon Angelo Speaker Announcement November 2020

November Speaker Announcement Visit Join us November 2nd (Please register on meetup) Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for your ideas, or develop your people meeting

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Farah Herbert Speaker Announcement October 2020

October Speaker Announcement Visit Join us October 20th (Please register on meetup) Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for your ideas, or develop your people meeting

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Sathya Ashok Speaker Announcement October 2020

October Speaker Announcement Visit Join us October 20th (Please register on meetup) Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Get the book Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for your ideas, or develop

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Business as a vehicle for Impact – BSN North Shore Event

Featuring Gill Bredl and Gaelene Adams Wood The Charity Tea Story In New Zealand, it is estimated that between 25,000 and 55,000 children go to school without lunch every day. Gill transitioned from donating month to month to creating a business that could grow and make a difference of a

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Our Time to Rise – Get the book

Time to RISE Purpose, impact, contribution BSN Time to RISE Get the book Thank you for your interest in Time to RISE, the Business Strategy Networking community special edition. For an instant download link, help us make a difference in the world by choosing one of these 3 projects and

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Gaelene Adams Wood - From Charity to Charitable - Business of Brand
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Gaelene Adams Wood Speaker Announcement October 2020

September Speaker Announcement Visit Join us October 5th (Please register on meetup) Like this Announcement Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for your ideas, or develop your

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Geraldine Tew - re-creators circular economy talk
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Geraldine Tew Speaker Announcement October 2020

September Speaker Announcement Visit Join us October 20th (Please register on #meetup) Like this Announcement Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for your ideas, or develop

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Gill Bredl - The Tea Lady - Social Enterprise Success
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Gill Bredl Speaker Announcement October 2020

September Speaker Announcement Visit Join us October 5th (Please register on meetup) Like this Announcement Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for your ideas, or develop your

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Wayne Forrest Speaker Announcement September 2020

September Speaker Announcement Visit Check out Wayne’s Youtube Channel No registration needed to join Youtube or on our livestream page. Find the event on #meetup September 15th To be a part of the Zoom livestream, please register here: Like this Announcement Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin

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Andrew Skinner Speaker Announcement September 2020

September Speaker Announcement Visit Join us September 14th  East Auckland – Applejack’s  Bar & Eatery  (Please register on meetup) Like this Announcement Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for

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Personal & Professional development – BSN East #BusinessNetworking

Featuring Tibor Mackor and Direshen Naidoo Our topic of Personal & Professional Development resonated with business networking attendees on Monday evening in East Auckland with a strong turnout from local owners keen to get out and network for growth. Thanks to everyone who attended and enjoyed the presentations on both

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Business Networking with 2 inspirational speakers Helen Corban and Debra Chantry-Taylor. Engaged, friendly group for business growth at this event.
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Take charge of your Time, and your Business – BSN North Shore Event

Featuring Debra Chantry-Taylor and Helen Corban Take charge of your time, and your business. Business Networking in Albany in high energy mode with strikingly inspirational messages from our two Businesswoman owners who presented to the group at BSN Albany this week. Amongst the group, people from many backgrounds some out

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Gage Keenan Speaker Announcement August 2020

August Speaker Announcement Visit Join us August 18th  Auckland CBD – Longroom (Please register on meetup) Like this Announcement Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for

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Tibor Mackor Speaker Announcement August 2020

August Speaker Announcement Visit Join us August 10th  East Auckland (Please register on meetup) Like this Announcement Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for your ideas,

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Direshen Naidoo Speaker Announcement August 2020

August Speaker Announcement Visit Join us August 10th  East Auckland (Please register on meetup) Like this Announcement Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for your ideas,

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200721 BSN Auckland City Meetup at Longroom Business Networking
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Business Trust, growth, and effective decision making models

Featuring Rob Robertson – Unboxed PerformanceAnthony McMahon – IT Psychiatrist Our first CBD event since lockdown, also our first event at @longroom was a huge success this week. Congratulations to networkers from a wide variety of professions for joining us Tuesday evening and creating the brilliant atmosphere for productive business

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Helen Corban Speaker Announcement August 2020

August Speaker Announcement Visit Join us August 3rd North Habour (Please register on meetup) Like this Announcement Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for your ideas,

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Debra Chantry Speaker Announcement August 2020

August Speaker Announcement Visit Join us August 3rd North Habour (Please register on meetup) August 18th CBD / Ponsonby (Register) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand

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The Importance of Networking – the BSN Story

Featuring Grant Finer and Gary Barzilay Join Keynote Speaker and Motivational expert Gary Barzilay and I as we explore the mission of Business Strategy Networking, activities of the group, and some of the ways in which becoming an active networker will accelerate any business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzhy-gNQWzA&feature=youtu.be Find out more about GaryB

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Rob Robertson Speaker Announcement July 2020

July Speaker Announcement Visit See the 4 Business Trust Engine steps for growth: Join us July 21st (Please register on meetup) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to

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Tony Liu Speaker Announcement July 2020

July Speaker Announcement Visit Get your copy of Is your business ready for remote work? by PCOnsite Join us July 13th (Please register on meetup) Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to

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Will Lainson Speaker Announcement July 2020

July Speaker Announcement Visit Join us July 6th (Please register on meetup) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for

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Anthony McMahon Speaker Announcement July 2020

July Speaker Announcement Visit Join us July 6th (Please register on meetup so we can keep you up to date with information about the event.) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking –

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Workplace Wellness Forum July 2020

2020Workplace Wellness Forum The 2020 Workplace Wellness Business Forum Sponsored by Scottish Pacific Business Finance is to be held on 22 July 2020 at The Lula Inn, Viaduct, Auckland.  The Engine & Business Strategy NZ with main sponsor Scottish Pacific Business Finance have brought together experts and thought leaders on this topic. Join us

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Sales & customer service – 16 June Webinar Livestream

June Live-ONLINEBusiness Strategy Networking Event Gary Barzilay – Barzilay Keynote Kristin Harper – Nesian Network Live Discussion Visit Barzilay Keynote Visit Nesian Network Important: Before you check-in, Login so you claim your event attendee tile.If you are already registered on the site, please LOGIN Event Check-in Event check-in for this

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Sales and Customer Service – 8 June Webinar Livestream

June Live-ONLINEBusiness Strategy Networking Event Jim Bennett – James J Contracting Live Discussion Visit James J Contracting Important: Before you check-in, Login so you claim your event attendee tile.If you are already registered on the site, please LOGIN Event Check-in Event check-in for this event is now closed. Check out

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Gary Barzilay Speaker Announcement June 2020

June Speaker Announcement Visit Join us June 16th (Please register on meetup, we will be providing Live Meeting details to all attendees) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want

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Kristin Harper Speaker Announcement June 2020

June Speaker Announcement Visit Join us June 16th (Please register on meetup, we will be providing Live Meeting details to all attendees) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want

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BSN Criticality of Networking Online Chat

Featuring Grant Finer and Nick Hoyle This was a live chat recorded for members the hugely popular New Zealand Small Business Owners Networking & Ideas Forum. Over about 25 minutes, Nick and I discuss the importance of networking, focusing on creating meaningful connections, and being of service for contacts you

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Jim Bennett Speaker Announcement June 2020

Live-ONLINEJune Speaker Announcement Visit Click the video to learn more about Jim’s unique message for sales professionals building out of COVID-19 https://youtu.be/X0u1tiM8QD0 Join us June 8th (Please register on meetup, we will be providing Live Meeting details to all attendees) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy

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Wayne Semmens Speaker Announcement May 2020

Live-ONLINEMay Speaker Announcement Visit Click the video to find out how Scottish Pacific Working Capital Solutions can help you and your business https://youtu.be/Y7LqQMKSonY Join us May 19th ONLINE (Please register on meetup, we will be providing Live Meeting details to all attendees) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like

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Finance Cashflow & Accounting – 19 May Webinar Livestream

May Live-ONLINEBusiness Strategy Networking Event Jay Changlani – Orb360 Wayne Semmens – Scottish Pacific Finance Live Discussion Visit Orb360 Visit ScotPac COVID-19 resource hub Event Check-in Event check-in for this event is now closed. Check out the business-people who joined us for the event through the tiles at the bottom

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Finance Cashflow & Accounting – 4 May Webinar Livestream

May Live-ONLINEBusiness Strategy Networking Event Karan Gosain and Geoffrey Hughes Live Discussion Visit OFX Visit Hughes Judd Important: Before you check-in, Login so you claim your event attendee tile.If you are already registered on the site, please LOGIN Event Check-in Event check-in for this event is now closed. Check out

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Personal and Business Resilience with Go To Girl

Livestream panel chat This week, @Business Strategy Networking was highlighted along with 3 other amazing entrepreneur businesses in the #UpYourBrave video series from mentor @Natalie Cutler-Welsh. Watch below as we explore  Pivoting in business while being true to yourself as an owner; Taking time for yourself and prioritisation; Exploring opportunities

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Geoffrey Hughes – Ask An Expert May 2020

Live-ONLINEAsk an Expert – April Visit Join us May 4th, 6:30pm (Please register on meetup, we will be providing Live Meeting details to all attendees) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking –

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BSN Business Resilience Presentation

Featuring Grant Finer and lucia xiao This was a webinar recorded for clients of Finax – Lucia Xiao about business resilience. Over about 35 minutes, Lucia and I talk through a variety of elements associated with business resiliency. We cover: Information about Business Strategy Networking and the pivots we’ve made

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Jay Changlani Speaker Announcement May 2020

Live-ONLINE April Speaker Announcement Jay Changlani Visit Join us May 19th ONLINE (Please register on meetup, we will be providing Live Meeting details to all attendees) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking

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Karan Gosain Speaker Announcement May 2020

Live-ONLINEApril Speaker Announcement Visit Join us May 4th ONLINE (Please register on meetup, we will be providing Live Meeting details to all attendees) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you

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Dealing with overwhelm in the times of Covid19
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People & Culture April 21 Webinar Livestream

April Live-ONLINEBusiness Strategy Networking Event Mel Rowsell and Jake Barker Live Discussion Visit Wisdom at Work Visit HR Matters Business Promotions from Wisdom at Work Business Promotions from HR Matters Our Audience Tonight Important: Before you check-in, Login so you claim your event attendee tile.If you are already registered on

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Jake Barker – Ask An Expert April 2020

Live-ONLINEAsk an Expert – April Visit Join us April 21th ON LINE (Please register on meetup, we will be providing Live Meeting details to all attendees) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking

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Dealing with overwhelm in the times of Covid19
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Mel Rowsell Speaker Announcement April 2020

Live-ONLINEApril Speaker Announcement Visit Join us April 21st ON LINE (Please register on meetup, we will be providing Live Meeting details to all attendees) Add to Google Calendar Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether

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Gaelene Adams-Wood Webinar Livestream

April Live-ONLINEBusiness Strategy Networking Event Gaelene Adams-Wood Live Discussion Visit Team Fusion 30 Ways to Renovate your team culture quiz Business Promotions from Team Fusion Event Check-in Event check-in for this event is now closed. Check out the business-people who joined us for the event through the tiles at the

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Accelerate with NGINX Livestream Event

Unit App ServerLive-ONLINE Event Accelerate with NGINX Auckland – Investigate NGINX Unit Accelerate with NGINX Auckland held our first online #meetup in March, with an introduction to the Unit application server presented by NGINX Architect Jay Desai. Check out the video for a comprehensive introduction, discussion of what makes Unit

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Photos from our final event before NZ COVID-19 Lockdown - How to present your best self online with Magnetic Marketing, featuring Chelsey Ritson, Pete Ward and Monique Bradley.
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Magnetic Marketing – CBD March 2020 BSNZ Meetup

Featuring Chelsey Ritson, Monique Bradley & Pete Ward Guidance, best practices and insight this evening from our business presenters this evening covering many aspects of social media from setting up site profiles to content creation, positioning, structuring your updates and building your audience. During the presentations our experts shared amazing

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Gaelene Adams-Wood Speaker Announcement April 2020

Live-ONLINEApril Speaker Announcement Gaelene Adams-Wood Visit Team Fusion 30 Ways to Renovate your team culture quiz Join us April 6th ON LINE (Please register on meetup, we will be providing Live Meeting details to all attendees) Business Promotions from Team Fusion Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in

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Photos from our March meetup on digital marketing featuring YourFix Communications.
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Magnetic Marketing – North Harbour March 2020 BSNZ Meetup

Featuring Monique Bradley & Pete Ward When it comes to sprinkling gold dust on your marketing, it’s important to remember the magical buyer journey. Pete and Monique shared 3 key steps in the journey and the importance of giving value in your online content. Making your digital sales pipeline ‘sparkle’

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Chelsey Ritson Announcement March 2020

March Speaker Announcement Chelsey Ritson Explore Social Media Coaching Book an Introduction Session with Chelsey Join us CBD March 17th @TomTom Business Promotions from Chelsey Ritson Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want

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Photos from our Business Networking Social CBD featuring Filipo Levi and Nats Levi. Health and Wellness, Fire and Ice in business.
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February 2020 Business Strategy Meetup Featuring Filipo and Nats Levi

February 2020 Business Strategy Networking Event featuring Filipo and Nats Levi Attendees were treated to a physically and mentally engaging talk from leadership coaches & keynote speakers Filipo and Nats Levi. Covering off personal experiences of both “Ice in the Mind” and “Fire in the Belly”, our business presenters drew

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Monique Bradley & Pete Ward Speaker Announcement March 2020

March Speaker Announcement Monique Bradley & Pete Ward Click Your Fix Now Join us Albany March 2nd @NewBrew Pakuranga March 9th @Applejacks  CBD March 17th @TomTom Business Promotions from Monique & Pete Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile

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Our first social meetup in East Auckland for 2020. How having great health and energy enhances entrepreneurial spirit.
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ABS East Auckland February 2020

Featuring Kerry Dell & Marieke Fourie Thanks to the fresh and energetic business connectors who attended this great meetup for ABS East Auckland on Feb 10th. From a wide variety of backgrounds, it was great to learn about the positive effects of good health in the body and mind, and

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Power Your Health - The Fire & Ice Business of it all
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Filipo and Nats Levi Speaker Announcement Feb 2020

February Speaker Announcement Filipo Levi & Nats Levi Power-Up with Nats Connect with Filipo Join us February 18th, 2020 @TomTom Business Promotions from Filipo & Nats Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want

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Photos from our first Albany meetup for 202 - How Health and Energy Drives Entrepreneurial Spirit.
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February 2020 ABS North Harbour

Featuring Gagan Rayat and Kerry Dell Thank you to our community, with a fantastic mix of both new faces and regular attendees for our first BSN North Harbour of 2020. A highly successful opportunity to meet likeminded business owners. Gagan Rayat from Tomfit shared his entrepreneurial journey from IT Fix-It

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Marieke Fourie Speaker Announcement Feb 2020

February Speaker Announcement Marieke Fourie Visit Ability 2 Work Join us February 10th, 2020 @Applejacks Business Promotions from Ability 2 Work Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek

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Gagan Rayat Speaker Announcement Feb 2020

February Speaker Announcement Gagan Rayat Visit Gagan Rayat Join us February 3rd, 2020 @New-Brew Business Promotions from Gagan Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer

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January 2020 ABS CBD

Featuring Catherine Sherwood Our BSNZ community enjoyed a huge welcome to 2020 with a record turnout of business professionals at TomTom on Tuesday 21st. The group consisted of around 60% first-timers to our community and represents a growing and exciting number of people getting focused on making 2020 their best

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Kerry Dell Speaker Announcement Feb 2020

February Speaker Announcement Kerry dell Visit Workforce Vitality Join us February 3rd, 2020 @New-Brew February 10th, 2020 @Applejacks Business Promotions from Workforce Vitality Like this Event Like Business Strategy Share on Linked-in Share on linkedin LinkedIn Create Your Own Member Profile Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your

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Catherine Sherwood Speaker Announcement Jan 2020

January Speaker Announcement Catherine SHerwood Catherine Sherwood is a passionate and entrepreneurial-minded businesswoman. She has had consistent success in start-ups across many industries; building, growing and improving the profitability as well as lifting performance to increase the value of existing companies and creating sustainable exit/succession strategies. You’ll see Catherine’s full

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2020 Business Growth Themes

In 2020 we will be creating constant opportunities for member businesses to connect and grow. Each month BSNZ events will focus on a specific theme. All businesses who are part of BSNZ have the opportunity to leverage their expertise in a specific area, contributing to their community reputation, business referrals

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Successes of 2019 and our 2020 Objectives

Well here we are everyone! We have a great deal to celebrate from 2019 – a year in which we made significant progress towards materializing our mission connecting like minded businesspeople for Growth, Insight and Impact. I am truly inspired with the diversity and drive our community is attracting &

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November 2019 Business Speed Networking Event

Thanks to the business owners from many industries who joined Business Speed Networking, November 2019. The event was a true highlight and perfect finish to a year of very successful networking. Thanks to the business developers who stepped up and supported the event with VIP attendance, we were able to

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November 2019 Founders Round Table

Our final Founder’s Round-Table event of 2019 was held on Monday 25th November. Cameron Arsenault presented his Social Entrepreneurship initiative Bold Entrepreneurship, helping businesses to include purpose as a part of their business operation. The group progressed to a very lively discussion on the merits of having a Social mission

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November 2019 ABS CBD

Featuring Paul Thompson Our final business networking social event of 2019 brought together a large and diverse group of entrepreneurial people from all industries to network together, enjoy a drink and engage in the opportunity to get to know professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. Paul Thompson – Satsumo. Paul presented

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November 2019 ABS East Auckland

Featuring Lucia Xiao Thanks to the committed group of business builders who joined our final East Auckland meetup of 2019. This month Lucia Xiao, Property Mentor, Adviser,  Lender and Portfolio expert shared personal experiences on her journey to creating a 17Million dollar portfolio in Auckland property. Visit Finax Book a

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November ABS North Harbour

Featuring Paul Thompson A beautiful, warm evening under the awning at New Brew in Albany for our final North Harbour networking event of 2019. Thanks to everyone who made it out to join the community for a highlight event. Paul Thompson – Satsumo. Paul presented Fresh Thinking on Business Transformation

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November Newsletter

Business Strategy NZ Events, Insight, Connections Hi Website,  Welcome to Inside Business Strategy for October 2019. Announcing Expert Profiles – BSNZ Business Member Directory Join us in Albany on 30 Sept for Business Networking & speaker Jake Barker from HR Matters Have your Say – 2020 Themes Survey Last call for Roger Hamilton’s Entrepreneur 5.0 Full day workshop Oct 7th

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Speed Networking Engagement Tips To Put You Front Of Mind

Dial up your connection level Speed Networking Engagement Tips To Put You Front Of Mind Speed networking is one leading way for business builders to rapidly expand their cross-industry reach and create awareness around the solutions they create. It is also an incredibly powerful tool for building understanding of the

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Photos from our October Meetup at @TomTom featuring Lucia Xiao of Finax talking about creating assets and income in the Auckland property market.
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October Business Networking CBD

Featuring Lucia Xiao Business Networking, learning, connecting in the CBD at our favourite casual meeting venue, TomTom. This month Lucia Xiao, Property Mentor, Adviser,  Lender and Portfolio expert shared personal experiences on her journey to creating a 17Million dollar portfolio in Auckland property. Register for the Free 2 hour property

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Our monthly business networking event with entrepreneurs and business owners at Applejacks in Pakuranga.
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October 2019 East Auckland Business Social

Very exciting to see our passionate owners choosing to get out in the early evening in Papakura to come and make connections with others last night. This month we focused on social business networking and introductions that led to an impromptu marketing workshop focused on technology, positioning, and understanding the

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Entrepreneur 5.0 Business Transformation Event

Featuring Roger Hamilton From 2010 to 2019, we have seen the explosion of co-working, ride-sharing, crowdfunding and online video. Companies like Netflix, AirBnB and Uber have become giants out of nowhere. Here we are today in 2019. The coming decade will be far bigger in disruption and opportunity than any decade

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Our October Social meetup on the shore featuring Jake Barker from HR Matters.
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October 2019 Business Social North Harbour

Business Networking for connection & referral in an engaging environment – The North Harbour BSNZ event for October delivered for attending members as the first event of the post daylight-saving period. This month Jake Barker, Director for HR Matters shared about some of the most common mistakes SMEs cross as

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September 2019 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 September we discussed Cross Border Business in a Digital Marketplace. Cross Border Business in times of digitalization! This week, the #FoundersRoundTable in

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Our September 2019 Business Networking social meetup with speaker Grant Finer - Principal Connector, Business Strategy NZ
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October Newsletter

Business Strategy NZ Events, Insight, Connections Hi Website,  Welcome to Inside Business Strategy for October 2019. Announcing Expert Profiles – BSNZ Business Member Directory Join us in Albany on 30 Sept for Business Networking & speaker Jake Barker from HR Matters Have your Say – 2020 Themes Survey Last call for Roger Hamilton’s Entrepreneur 5.0 Full day workshop Oct 7th

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Business Strategy NZ crosses 5000 members

Community Growth Announcement Wow! This just happened. 5000 Members Business Strategy NZ. Truly thrilled to play a part in the amazing business connections with like-minded owners, entrepreneurs and business builders from all different industries and stages of business. Your time, your movement, your success 🎯. Thanks to so many amazing business people

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Business Profiles to go live shortly

October 2019 We are preparing to unveil a major new addition for the BSNZ community, our members directory. This will become a showcase for businesses to be able to share when and how their products & services solve problems and add capability for customers, as well as a resource for connecting

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September Business Social CBD

Business Networking made Social – A fantastic attendance reflecting the (somewhat) nicer weather made for  a fun evening of insight and business connections. Thanks to everyone who turned out for our lively networking session. This month Grant Finer, the Principal Connector for BSNZ shared the limelight with a short talk

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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 to get 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

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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