Sydney Inner West
Sydney Inner West
Sydney’s Inner West area follows the route of the Paramatta River as it makes its way inland – there are water views at almost every turn. The area includes the local government areas of Inner West, Canada Bay, Burwood and Strathfield, a short trip from the CBD, yet full of open spaces, harbours and parks.
It’s a densely populated area, with almost 400,000 people calling it home. Business-wise, there’s plenty going on, with the primary sectors being healthcare, tech and science, hospitality, retail, construction and financial services.
The people here span all generations and a wide range of cultural backgrounds, which gives the Inner West high levels of energy and vitality. It’s a dynamic place to live and work, and attracts entrepreneurs and ambitious business people wanting to harness the energy of the area and channel it into their business growth.
For the business owners, professionals, movers and shakers of the Inner West, there’s a new source of energy and connection in town – Fresh Online Sydney Inner West.
Fresh is an online networking group designed to help time-poor, ambitious business people make more connections to grow their business. We bring like-minded people together, give them and environment in which to build relationships, and then watch the magic happen.
The benefits of online networking in the Inner West
Savvy business people know that networking is a great way to grow a business – meeting new people, forging business connections and giving and receiving referrals. It’s all about warm referrals, not cold calling.
But getting to networking meetings – especially in a busy, crowded area like Sydney’s Inner West – can be a time-consuming business. You can easily spend more time in traffic than you do at the meeting. Not a productive use of anyone’s time.
Fresh is different – we meet online, and fortnightly, giving our members back the valuable time they wold have spent on the road. Because we’re experts in online networking, we know that agendas have to be designed for on-screen connections, and have to be varied and dynamic to keep things fresh and fun. We rotate through a series of agendas, each one giving plenty of opportunity to engage with new contacts, discuss pressing business issues, and get to know each other’s businesses.
We don’t force referrals, instead we focus on getting to know, like and trust each other – because we know that when that happens, business flows naturally.
The best of online, local and national networking
The beauty of online networking is that there are no geographic boundaries – Fresh has members all round Australia and overseas. Once you join Fresh Online Sydney Inner West, you can visit any hub, as often as you like, and extend your connections way beyond the Inner West.
We are the online networking experts, but we do also understand that sometimes, you just want to meet face to face over a hot coffee or a cold beer. With all those water views, it would be a shame not to get out and enjoy them. That’s why we’re organised into local groups – and we do encourage you to meet up with your hub mates between meetings, as and if you want to.
We really think that Fresh Online Sydney Inner West gives you the very best of the online and face to face worlds.
But don’t just take it from us – check it out for yourself. We’d love you to come along as our guest and see the energy, connections and laughs of a meeting first-hand.
- Networking for busy business people in Sydney’s Inner West
- Save time and money with online networking
- No forced referrals – we believe in getting to know, like and trust each other
- New connections at every meeting
- Expand your network in the Inner West 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.