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Gold Coast Lunch = official thread

Discussion in 'QLD' started by ladyvee, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. ladyvee

    ladyvee Guest

    I'm going to post to this thread in regards to the informal lunch / get together for the Gold Coast Soloist and Micro Business community :)

    First lunch will be held on Monday October 18th

    Where? Coffee "shop" on the Ground Floor of Corporate Centre in Bundall

    When? 12noon sharp start until 1pm

    What to bring: You (and any other solo or micro business people), 4 business cards and $$ for coffee or a snack (please support the coffee shop business that is allowing us to 'host' by using the business).

    See you all soon !!
  2. Redzed

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    Hello
    Just wondering about the purpose of the meetup next Monday.
    Would love to attend. Will have to move things around to do so.
    Could you please let me know what it's going to be about?
    Thanks
    Sharon
  3. ladyvee

    ladyvee Guest

    Purpose: Get to know other soloists in your community in a friendly, relaxed, informal more intimate manner ... (for free - no memberships required, fees to be paid, etc)

    I'm just offering a way for those of us who are a bit time poor, have our networking budgets spread thin enough (with other memberships), and/or wanting to meet others in a smaller group type of setting/manner etc a way to meet up :-D

    It's free. All it will cost is your time and some $$ to buy a tea or coffee (to support the business that is allowing us to "gather").

    I know I can't be the only micro business that has her networking budget spread thin with other membership fees ..... and just would like a more relaxed, informal, casual, social "get to know people as people not just businesses" type of meeting ... with other people who are soloists and/or micro business owners.

    Whilst it is only an hour - it is not strict. If you can only make the last 15 mins, please still turn up as I'll be there from 12noon until 1pm ... and there might be others who may want to "linger". If you can only come for a quick coffee n chat ... then so be it :) Come say HI ! :)


    Please remember four business cards maximum are allowed. I'll explain the reason behind this "rule" at the lunch :)

    I'll be there this Monday even if I am the only person there. I'll most likely be wearing a grey t-shirt and jeans (planned my outfit already LOL!!!) ... with sunnies on her head :)
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  4. ladyvee

    ladyvee Guest

    Thank you !

    What an awesome lovely day for our lunch ! :) Blue skies, sun and great views.

    Thank you to Stephanie Kerr (Clinical Hypnosis Specialist) for coming along. I hope you enjoyed yourself :) as it was a real pleasure to meet you too !

    These lunches are informal, relaxed and fun. Dress nice but you don't need to bring a suit or anything :D Both Stephanie and myself liked the location thus we agreed that the 'hub' of these lunches will happen at this cafe within the Corporate Centre.

    I spoke with the cafe owner and she's quite happy to be on board with us. All she asks is that you bring some $$ to buy a coffee or snack.

    Thus the next lunch (I hope we have as great weather as we did today as it was a lovely view) will happen at the same location, same time, same date - the THIRD Monday of every month.

    November 15th is the date. I'll be there 12noon until 1pm no matter if one or many people turn up as I do like the cafe.

    As Stephanie said, for those who used to work in the corporate world, it might give you flashbacks however hopefully the venue will serve as inspiration as to WHY you left that world. Why you are a soloist or micro business owner.


    This lunch is about getting to know people as people not just business owners. So we'll discuss personal topics as well as business... whatever you desire.

    You can stay for the full hour or 10 mins... just come along :D

    http://eepurl.com/baY4M <--- If you want to subscribe to the email mailing list
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    Hi, this sounds like a great idea, I'm based on the Gold Coast and would love to meet up - unfortunately I've missed today's lunch as I was working in Sydney and have just noticed the post, but I've added the 15 November luncheon to my calendar so there's no excuses - see you then and congratulations on starting the Gold Coast 'meet-up'.
    thanks, Judy
  6. FS Concierge

    FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Vanessa,

    Congratulations to you and Stephanie for getting this off the ground - I hope it turns into a highlight of the month for those of you on the Gold Coast.

    We'll do what we can to rustle up some extra bods for next time for you.

    All the best
    Jayne
  7. ladyvee

    ladyvee Guest

    @JudyW -- Please do come along :) and spread the word !

    http://eepurl.com/baY4M <--- If you want to subscribe to the email mailing list for the meet up (no spam! promise.. just pretty much an email a couple of days before reminding everyone on the list about the lunch etc)

    @Jayne I noticed the mention in the FS eNewsletter :-D YAY!! THANK YOU!


    NEXT LUNCH DETAILS

    DATE: November 15th
    Third Monday of every month excluding December

    WHEN: 12noon until 1pm

    You can stay for 15 minutes or two hours - totally up to you.

    WHERE: Coffee "shop" on the Ground Floor of Corporate Centre in Bundall

    Please bring along some $$ to buy a coffee or snack to say THANK YOU for this shop for allowing us to take up some space :-D

    These lunches are informal, relaxed and fun. Dress nice but you don't need to bring a suit or anything :D


    BRING FOUR BUSINESS CARDS MAXIMUM! PLUS NO HARD SELLS PLEASE!

    This is NOT about your business. This is about you as a person.

    You can chat about business topics however also find a common ground. Stephanie and myself talked about cats/animals for instance then got on the topic about her biz.. and networking groups I liked and why etc.
  8. FS Concierge

    FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    That's our pleasure Vanessa :)

    Good luck for the next one.

    Jayne
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    Hi Vanessa,

    Sorry I missed your first get together.

    I too have added the 15th of Nov to my diary. I look forward to meeting you all then.
    Regards,Alan
  10. Zenra

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    Howdy Vanessa,

    Great, I have diarised it and I hope to see you there
    *Hope, because if a client calls, Im going there instead lol*

    Shannon
  11. ladyvee

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    REMINDER: Gold Coast Lunch = official thread [ November ]


    I've been a busy little bee since the last lunch. I'm not canceling. This is the last one for this year as I will allow everyone (especially myself) to prepare either for our Christmas rush (for me it's always busy!) or holidays (one of these days I'll be able to enjoy the HOLIDAY aspect LOL!).
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    Re: REMINDER: Gold Coast Lunch = official thread [ November ]

    Thank you guys,

    Rhonda, Vanessa, Judy and Marnie.
    Good coffee and great to chat about each other businesses.

    Can't wait for next month, Vanessa, maybe we can set up for a topic to discuss for next time.

    Again, great to meet you all, see you... hmmm.... third Monday in January.
  13. ladyvee

    ladyvee Guest

    Re: REMINDER: Gold Coast Lunch = official thread [ November ]

    Hey Shannon

    My pleasure Shannon ... maybe in re the topic just that really it's quite informal and I would rather keep it 'social' ... and free flowing. Allow people to talk about their businesses, mastermind, whatever.

    Even talk about their favourite TV show if they so desire ! :D

    Believe me, there is always something to talk about ... for instance: I learnt thanks to you about an iPhone app that scans business cards. I know of a few others that I'm testing out myself to see which one(s) are best (or that I 'like' enough to purchase).

    This is handy for people to know as it will impact business card design IMO.

    I want these lunches to be more about people being people than people being businesses :)

    Anyway, if you're not already signed up on the email list (as I will send a reminder the morning of the lunch .. and as there is a gap (no lunch in December).. I'm also going to send a reminder a fortnight or so before the next one)... please do http://eepurl.com/baY4M
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  14. ladyvee

    ladyvee Guest

    Thank you to:

    Rhonda from Get Your Beanz .. the coffee shop who hosted our little get-together :) It's nice that she has time to sit with us so you can get to know her as a business owner (and not be "just" a coffee stop/shop/place).

    Shannon from Zenra ( www.zenra.com.au )

    Marnie from MediaMuse ( www.mediamuse.com.au )

    Judy from Classic International Cruises ( www.classicintcruises.com )


    Small world as it seems Marnie and Judy know each other via just being locals (a school) ! :) Whilst it always a pleasure to be able to put faces behind the users of Flying Solo for me personally.
  15. FS Concierge

    FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a great time was had by all.

    Thanks again for organising it Vanessa. If you post a reminder after Christmas we'll give the January one a plug for you too.

    Love your work!
    Jayne and the FS crew
  16. ladyvee

    ladyvee Guest

    REMINDER: Gold Coast Lunch = official thread [ January ]

    http://eepurl.com/baY4M <--- If you want to subscribe to the email mailing list for the meet up (no spam! promise.. just pretty much an email a couple of days before reminding everyone on the list about the lunch etc)

    @Jayne I noticed the mention in the FS eNewsletter :-D YAY!! THANK YOU!


    NEXT LUNCH DETAILS

    DATE: January 17th
    Third Monday of every month excluding December

    WHEN: 12noon until 1pm

    You can stay for 15 minutes or two hours - totally up to you.

    WHERE: Coffee "shop" on the Ground Floor of Corporate Centre in Bundall

    Please bring along some $$ to buy a coffee or snack to say THANK YOU for this shop for allowing us to take up some space :-D

    These lunches are informal, relaxed and fun. Dress nice but you don't need to bring a suit or anything :D


    BRING FOUR BUSINESS CARDS MAXIMUM! PLUS NO HARD SELLS PLEASE!

    This is NOT about your business. This is about you as a person.

    You can chat about business topics however also find a common ground.
  17. FS Concierge

    FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Vanessa,

    That's our pleasure. We'll give the next one a push for you too.

    Have fun!
    Jayne
  18. ladyvee

    ladyvee Guest

    QLD Floods

    Unfortunately only my business partner (in a separate venture not linked with my main business) and the cafe owner gave me company :(

    That's okay. It allowed me to catch up with my business partner (Amanda) which I wanted to do :D

    I will put it down to the fact the QLD Floods might have impacted things and the fact also that a lot are re-starting work and/or are still on holidays.

    As mentioned previously, I'll show up regardless.. and stay there from 11.50am until 1pm :)


    http://eepurl.com/baY4M <--- The mailing list will send you reminders. It isn't a newsletter. It is also automated thus you'll get the reminder each month (except December) twice.. one a couple of weeks before.. and one the morning of the lunch.
  19. FS Concierge

    FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Vanessa,

    Sorry to hear that this one wasn't a big hit, but I think you're probably right, and everyone's focus is elsewhere.

    When you settle on the Feb date, let us know and we'll give it a push.

    cheers,
    Jayne
  20. ladyvee

    ladyvee Guest

    Let's Do Lunch ! (Friendly Reminder)

    Let's Do Lunch ! (Friendly Reminder) - http://eepurl.com/cyKEk




    http://eepurl.com/baY4M <--- If you want to subscribe to the email mailing list for the meet up (no spam! promise.. just pretty much an email a couple of days before reminding everyone on the list about the lunch etc)




    NEXT LUNCH DETAILS

    DATE: February 21st
    Third Monday of every month excluding December

    WHEN: 12noon until 1pm

    You can stay for 15 minutes or two hours - totally up to you.

    WHERE: Coffee "shop" on the Ground Floor of Corporate Centre in Bundall

    Please bring along some $$ to buy a coffee or snack to say THANK YOU for this shop for allowing us to take up some space :-D

    These lunches are informal, relaxed and fun. Dress nice but you don't need to bring a suit or anything :D


    BRING FOUR BUSINESS CARDS MAXIMUM! PLUS NO HARD SELLS PLEASE!

    This is NOT about your business. This is about you as a person.

    You can chat about business topics however also find a common ground.
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