Sydney’s Northern Beaches area stretches from the North Heads National Park at the mouth of Sydney harbour, to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse some 38 kilometres to the north. To the west are the protected rainforest bushlands of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, and along the coast are the iconic surf beaches, whose names are known far beyond Sydney – Palm Beach, Whale Beach, Dee Why, Curl Curl and Manly.
It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty, but the Northern Beaches are more than just a pretty face. The region is home to over quarter of a million people, and 33,500 businesses, producing 2.76% of New South Wales’ Gross State Product (GSP). It’s not standing still either, with the population forecast to grow by a further 15% (42,000 people) over the next 20 years.
Knowledge-based industries dominate the area, with the professional, scientific and technical sector accounting for the biggest percentage of jobs.
So whether you’re after world-class surf beaches, glorious rainforests or a thriving local economy, there’s lots to like about Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Locals can now add one more item to their ‘why I love the Northern Beaches’ list – there’s a Fresh Online Hub to connect them with like-minded entrepreneurs and business people in the area.
Fresh Online is a networking group for busy Northern Beaches business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs who want to connect with like-minded people. We hold our meetings online, meaning you don’t have to spend your valuable time travelling, and can focus instead of connecting.
The benefits of online networking in the Northern Beaches
For time-poor business people, there are never enough hours in the day. But you know that networking is a fantastic way to grow your business. Enter Fresh Online…we offer all the upside of professional networking, with none of the downside of getting there.
We also save you time by meeting fortnightly – because we know that weekly meetings are simply too big a commitment for many to make. That leaves you free to spend more time on that other important networking activity – one to one meetings (or as we call them in Fresh, ‘Get Fresh’ catch ups).
Because we’re the experts in online networking, we know that it’s essential to keep things vibrant and Fresh (the clue’s in our name!). We don’t stick to the same agenda every week – we have several, and we rotate them for variety and interest. Every agenda gives you the chance to make new connections, strengthen relationships, learn new skills and discuss important issues. Not to mention having a lot of fun in the process.
The best of online, local and national networking
Fresh has hubs up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and you can visit as many of them as you want, as often as you want – helping you to grow your connections way beyond the Northern Beaches.
But we value local too, and we actively encourage members of Fresh Online Sydney Northern Beaches to meet face to face too if and when they want to as well.
If you’ve tried networking before, and been put off by the ‘forced’ referrals…don’t worry. We know that doesn’t work, so we don’t do it. Instead we focus on spending time with each other, getting to know, like and trust fellow members. That’s the magic ingredient and once we have that, we know that the referrals will flow naturally.
If this sounds like your cup of tea – we’d love to meet you. Please come to a meeting as our guest – you’ll have the chance to tell us all about your business and hear from our members. We promise you new connections and a lot of fun.
- Efficient business networking for busy professionals
- Online networking – no travel time, no hassle no food and petrol costs
- Fortnightly meetings for time-poor business people
- No forced referrals – just know, like, trust
- Grow your network – in the Northern Beaches and beyond
How does this online hub work?
When you join Fresh Online, you’ll be allocated to an area hub, based on the area of Melbourne in which your business is based. Within your area hub, you’ll be the only member in your business category.
If you’re in a smaller area hub, which hasn’t yet reached the 10 members required for independence, you’ll still be taking part in a combined meeting with the capital city hub. You may find that in the capital city hub meeting, you’re not the only bookkeeper/graphic designer/mortgage broker in the room. The faster your area hub grows, the faster you reach independent meetings and exclusive claim to your category.
Our Next Meeting
At every meeting, a member gives a presentation about their business, or a topic on which they are an expert.
This helps us to build the ‘know, like and trust’ that is at the heart of Fresh. By getting to know a member that bit better, we get closer to understanding their ideal referral and whether we can introduce them to any of our contacts.
READY TO JOIN OUR NEXT MEETING?
Come along as a guest and experience a Fresh Online meeting for yourself. You can be sure of a warm welcome and some great connections.