Who Doesn’t Need a Business Friend?

Who doesn’t need a business friend?
Who doesn’t need a business friend?

Hobsons Bay networking event helps local small businesses reconnect

Local small businesses are being encouraged to hook up with a business buddy in a new, one-off networking workshop aimed at strengthening the Hobsons Bay business community.

The buddy system is one of the strategies that Newport local and workshop facilitator Ailsa Page will propose in the event, which aims to teach businesses how to network effectively to create lasting business relationships and sales opportunities.

“So many of us have been working from home for the past two years, it’s time to reconnect and tap into the incredibly supportive business community in Hobsons Bay,” says Ailsa, a small business marketing expert and professional speaker, who is also the author of three business books.

Key benefits of networking Ailsa will demonstrate at the workshop includes how it helps with motivation, provides a sounding board for new ideas, and – crucially – meeting other local business to work with.

“A lot has changed for business since COVID-19 lockdowns, and it’s time to reconnect with your local community,” says Ailsa. “If you’ve just started a business post-lockdown or if you are an existing business owner that needs some motivation, this event will show you the right way to network so you can raise your awareness and start getting word of mouth referrals.”

The workshop is supported by Hobsons Bay Council, who awarded a Hobsons Bay Business Has Heart 2.0 grant to Spotswood not-for-profit networking group Westgate Referral Group (WRN), which is coordinating the event.


Reboot your business networking action workshop

WHERE: Seaview Williamstown, 71 Morris St, Williamstown, Vic 3016

DATE: June 15, 2022

TIME: 5pm to 7pm

COST: $20; an interactive networking workshop, prizes, finger food, coffee and a copy of Shoestring Marketing Kit for Small Business (total value around $150).

HOW TO BOOK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reboot-your-business-networking-action-workshop-for-hobsons-bay-businesses-tickets-329340886457]

For more information, visit www.apmarketingworks.com.au