On Tuesday the 13th of March, I attended a Business Builders Group (BBG) networking event. The event was held at The Australian Institute of Company Directors in Collins Street. The event was hosted by Geoff Hirsh, founder and CEO of BBG.
The Business Builder Group is a referral marketing group that focuses on creating synergy and collaboration between small businesses. The Group is designed to help small and medium business owners and leaders to develop and grow their businesses.
The event began with a light lunch and time for networking. The lunch was really nice, mainly fresh sandwiches and a variety of fruit. However, the networking opportunity was limited due to the arrangement of the room. The tables were set up to only allow small groups to have conversations, rather than just standing room, which encourages people to mingle with many others.
After lunch, we were all invited into another room that was set up like a lecture room. Geoff was a great speaker and interacted with the audience constantly throughout his presentation, ensuring everyone in the room was engaged. However, the presentation was slightly disappointing as it was very clearly a sales pitch. It did not teach the audience anything, only the benefits of becoming a Business Builders Group member.
I would recommend the event to anyone who are considering becoming a Business Builders Group Member.
Things of note:
- Location: The Australian Institute of Company Directors, Collins St
- Highlight: Lunch was great
- Cost: Free
- Hot Tip: Be interactive!
- Venue: 3/5
- Catering: 4/5
- Speakers: 3/5
- Networking Opportunity: 3/5
Total: 13 / 20