The best little networking event in Dublin.
Southside Business Network is a business and professional networking event that happens every fornight in the National Yacht Club Dunlaoghire.
Visitors are always welcome & bring plenty of business cards.
Southside Business Network is holding another one of it’s now famous Visitor Nights. This is always a very successful event in terms of making new business contacts and very well attended with visitors coming from all sorts of businesses from all over South Dublin and beyond. Make sure to book your place by contacting any of the members. Places are limited so get in early and bring plenty of business cards.
Conbu Interior Design is invited to design a luxurious bedroom as part of the Colortrend Interior Design Forum during the Spring Ideal Homes Show. Visit Conbu Interior Design at stand M11 during the Ideal Homes Show at the Simmonscourt, RDS from 19th to 21st April 2013.
Yes it was a cold night last night in Dunlaoghaire. But not in the National Yacht Club where Southside B2B were holding their fortnightly meeting.
Our esteemed chairman Colin Byford kept members and guests amused as he crowned each presenter with an amusing title.
No Lottory winner:
No winner was found for our lotto this week and the prize money is begining to rise.
Also present and very welcome as our guests and substitutes were:
We also want to congratulate our Painter & Decorator member Brian Roche on the launch of his new website www.dublinpainter.net
After a interesting and amusing meeting where all visitors and members got an opportunity to present their respective businesses some of the members and visitors adjourned to the bar after the meeting for some refreshments.
Keep in mind that Noelle DeBarra will be giving a 10 minute presentation about Miglio Jewellery
I wish to record my appreciation and thanks to Mr Garry Ryan of GR Electrical’
On Saturday evening 26th January, myself and my husband had settled down to watch TV when
suddenly and without warning, it and various other appliances went blank As you can imagine we
faffed around the place trying to push various switches back but with no success.
I was little concerned as the deep freeze was on this circuit, so I phoned Garry and he was
fantastic, despite &e lateness of the call and that he himself was out socialising, He led me through
various scenarios over the phone, explained clearly what he wanted me to do and how each step was
dependent on the next. I was able to follow Garry’s clear, concise instructions, isolating different
appliances and eventually, with his help, identify the cause of the blackout.
Garry said he would be in my area on Monday and would call and fix the fault. Garry duly arrived
and repaired the fault,leaving it in a much safer condition.
I would, again, like to thank Garry for his total professional approach. He put my mind at ease,
calmly explaining the various steps and allowing us to sleep easy, knowing that the problem would be
dealt with on Monday and there was no danger to anyone or anything in the meantime
The visitors and members alike were certainly absorbed in the what Jason McChesney had to tell them about how they can set their goals and achieve them during 2013. The attendees were scribbling frantically to take as many notes as possible to gain as much as possible from a man who has been there and done that.
Jason is not only a great business coach but also a great athlete and completed a half ironman in 2005, ran 2 marathons in Dublin & New York in aid of Crumlin Childrens Hospital.
The crowd in the room were also very impressed by the fact that Jason is one of the crazy people who swims in the 40ft all year round and is currently in training to complete the full ironman sometime in the next two years.
When it comes to business Jason has shown that he can not only talk the talk but can also walk the walk having successfully setup and sold two previous businesses and now shows others how to do it.
Southside Business Network are honored to have someone of his skills and experience as a long-standing member of the group and always welcome Jasons presentations.
If you would like to learn more from the Boost Business Coach here are the details of his upcoming seminar in conjuction with DunLaoghaire Rathdown Chamber:
When: Thursday January 31, 2013 8.30 am to 12.30 pm
Where: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber Offices, Kilcullen House, 1 Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire
Price: €85 (members), €95 (non-members)
Space limited to 10 students
For further information and to book you place please call Loredana McHugh at 01 284 5066 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes its 2013, the year of The Gathering and Southside B2B Business Network is having a gathering of it’s own.
We’d love to hear from all our old past members where ever they are around the world.
We’d love to hear from you.
If you are a past member of Southside B2B Business Group please be sure to give us a call over the coming days and months and visit one of our fortnightly meeting to catch up on old times and maybe even make a few new contacts. You’d be most welcome.
Even if you give us a call we’d love to hear how you are doing these days and hopefully the recession is’t hurting you too much.
A big shout out to all the very many visitors we’ve had over the last 12 years of the groups existance, we’d love you to come back to our own little gathering for 2013.
Even if you just want to get out of the house for and hour, have a bit of crack and even a drink in the bar afterwards, we’d love to hear from you.
We are currently looking for a number of people to refer business to in the following professions:
Loss Adjuster & Accessor
Event Management Consultant
Public Relation Consultant
It’s hard to believe Christmas is upon us already, where has the year gone!
In USA they have just celebrated “Thanksgiving” on last Thursday of November as a time
of Gratitude and to “give thanks”. What are you grateful for? What are you thankful for?
Even though times are tougher with having to work harder for less, there is always someone
else worse off than you and there is LOTS to be grateful for and thankful for.
If take a moment, get a blank page and write down a list of things that you are grateful & thankful for
Eg I am grateful for my health, have all my limbs, sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch (if you are not feeling this yet
Just close your eyes and think what the rest of your life would be like with no sight … or put your hands over your
ears and think what life would be like with no hearing.
Check out “NICK VUJICIC – No arms, No legs, No worries!” video on You Tube where a man without any limbs is positive
and living his life to the full.
Southside Business Network is a business and professional networking group that offers members and visitors the opportunity to share ideas, contacts, support with a view to helping each other build their respective businesses.
Last Wednesday evening Angela Connolly of Conbu Interior Design give the group a very knowlwdgeable and well prepared ten minute presentation about her business . Angela has a wealth of knowlegde in the area of Interior Design and her backgrond in project management not to mention her passion and for the job certainly leaves no doubt who to get advice from when you are thinking of doing even the smallest change to your living space.
For an answer to this question, I turned to my friends at Event360. They have a great five-point model to describe event participation. (Get a free download here.) A good event speaks to as many of these factors as possible. Here are the highlights:
1. Affinity to third-party group. Often participation in an event is not because of the activity or the beneficiary at all, but rather due to the efforts of an affiliated (or unrelated) third-party group. For example, individual donations to the United Way come mainly from corporate appeals conducted in the workplace; employees give out of loyalty to (or pressure from) their company. Similarly, many events use large corporate teams in which affinity to the corporation is the defining motivation.
If I had to name a single characteristic shared by all the truely Successful people I’ve met over my time networking, I’d say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts.
I could lose all my money and all my business, but leave me my contacts and I’ll be back in business as strong as ever in three to five years. Networking is that important. The alphabet is a great place to start as you build your network – Organize your contacts from A to Z:
A – is for antennae, which should be up every waking moment. Never Pass up an opportinity to meet new people.
B - is for birthdays. It’s always advantageous to know the birthdays of you contacts and that’s getting easier with reminders coming from all the social media platforms your connected to.
C – is for contact management system. Have your data organized so that you can cross reference entries and find the information you need quickly.
Southside B2B Business Network hold their visitors open night twice yearly and has proved to be a GREAT foundation for building relationships and business networking in general. Last nights visitors night was no exception.
The business network group is now in it’s eleventh year and last nights event, as usual, held in their home venue in the plush surroundings of the National Yacht Club, Dunlaoghaire and was another great success in offering local, and not so local, businesses a great opportiunity to meet other like minded business people.
Members and viitors to last Wednesday’s Southside B2B business network meeting were treated to a presentation with a difference in the National Yacht Club Dunlaoghaire.
Colin Byford of Byfocal Photography gave us a “fly on the wall” view of what it’s like in his studio when he brought this mobile studio along to the yacht club together with the very beautiful Christina Urban as his subject for the night. Colin used his 10 minute presentation to show the members and visitors what its like in a real photo shoot environment and then showed how he can enhance the photos on his computer, not that the pictures of Christina needed any enhancement at all.
Well done Colin and of course Christina for a very entertaining and enlighening presentation.
Have you ever looked for advice from the people in your business network? If not, you could be missing out on one of the secondary benefits of being involved in a business networking group.
The primary reason you network is to get referrals, but you also have access to professionals in amany other types of business and your network can become a type of “knowledge” group that you can tap into to get help with projects you might have.
Here’s an example – A small creative-services firm wanted to relocate across the country to somewhere with more business potential. But she became frustrated by her difficulty in communicating with a government agency. Her plans came to a standstill. Read the rest of this entry »
Just to let you know that Noelle De Barra will be launching the new Miglio jewellery collection at her home next Saturday 8th September from 2pm – 5pm. All welcome to come along and view this lovely new collection, which will include fabulous belts and handbags. Enjoy a browse, a coffee and pick up a catalogue. I would be delighted if you can make it. Please feel free to bring a friend.
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" Thanks for letting me attend your meeting. I really enjoyed it
and made lots of great contacts. You have a really lovely group who have
such a positive outlook in these tough times. I do really appreciate all
the support PMVT has received from the group and individual members over the last year or so. Please will you pass on my sincere thanks to the group at your next meeting. Maybe see you at the Alternative Olypmics! "
~ Joanne Lindsay Martin - Fundraising Officer - Peter McVerry Trust