Geelong is a thriving and bustling city, the second fastest growing in the whole of Australia. With a population of over 268,000 and counting, and home to 10,000 businesses Victoria’s second largest city is the perfect home for a Fresh hub.
The City of Greater Geelong covers a large geographic area, incorporating the plains of Lara, the hills of Waurn Ponds and the spectacular surf coastline of Torquay and Ocean Grove, as well as the port and urban development of Geelong city centre. Its businesses are just as widespread and diverse, from the largest employers to mid-sized enterprises and local entrepreneurs.
Geelong provides jobs for over 80,000 people, with the top three industries being manufacturing and processing, retail and healthcare and community services.
Doing business in Geelong – the Fresh way
If you’re a business owner, leader or entrepreneur in Geelong, Fresh National Geelong is the perfect way to meet other like-minded people. Our aim is to help you build connections that expand your network with trusted, professional peers. You’ll meet people who can help you in your business, people you can introduce to your clients and contacts, people who’ll provide mutual support as you help to grow each other’s businesses.
And the great news is that you can join us without having to leave the house or office. We’re an online networking group for people with better things to do than travel to meetings.
The best of online, local and national networking
We offer the best of all networking worlds – we’re online, saving you time and money (no café breakfasts to buy). We’re part of the national Fresh National network, so you can visit other hubs and meet people from the length of the eastern seaboard and the Geelong hub is local, so if you want to catch up socially with fellow members, you don’t have to go very far.
If you’re a professional wanting to expand your network in Geelong and beyond, come along as our guest to a meeting and see what Fresh National can offer you.
- The efficient way to network for busy professionals
- The best of online and local
- Build strong relationships
- Know, like and trust – no forced referrals
- Expand your network – in Geelong and beyond
How does this online hub work?
When you join Fresh National Geelong, you’ll be the only member in your business category.
Geelong is an area hub, affiliated with the state hub for Victoria. If an area hub has fewer than 10 members, it will take part in a combined meeting with the state hub. You may find that in the state hub meeting, you’re not the only bookkeeper/graphic designer/mortgage broker in the room.
The faster the Geelong 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.