What happens at a network meeting?
Meetings start at 9am and 11.30am and last for two hours. When you arrive, you'll sign in, take a name tag and pay the $20 entry fee (or if you become a member, the entry fee is included in your membership).
You are welcome to put your business cards, flyers and and any products out on the display tables, then help yourself to refreshments. At 9.30/12.00 the meeting gets under way; the coordinator welcomes the group, gives an overview of the Chrysalis service and explains what will be happening during the meeting. There will then be a speaker or group discussion for 30-40 minutes, followed by attendees introducing themselves and their business for 60 seconds each (click here for guidelines for the introduction). There will be an update on the upcoming meetings, then time for more coffee and networking. The meeting finishes at 11.00/1.30, though many people often stay behind for another half hour or so to chat with others.
Benefits of the network group and meetings
When you come along to a meeting you'll get to meet a range of interesting women; be able to promote your services; display your products and flyers; listen to a speaker or be part of a group discussion; have coffee and refreshments, and spend valuable time networking. In addition you can join the Facebook group. We also offer affordable 2-hour workshops on business growth topics.
There are many more benefits you can gain if you decide to come regularly and become an active member, for example gaining new clients, business growth ideas, business partnerships, mastermind groups, inspiration, friendships, and more. It's a case of what you put in, you get out.
A brief history of the network group
The first group started in October 2013 in Island Bay, followed by the Porirua group and the Hutt Valley group shortly afterwards. After three years of separate groups we decided to combine into one group.
To date we've had around 80 meetings; there are around 400 women on the database; we've had some fantastic speakers; and we have an active Facebook group, plus a separate Facebook group for those working through the Your Business Journey workbook.
Click on the Year Books to get an overview.