Spend a great morning with professional people.

Friends of Business Networking Group Melbourne will help you build new relationships, strengthen existing relationships, and establish the connections that will lead to your business success.

We help people to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

Friends of Business is a free business networking group that  helps local professionals connect, learn, and grow a sense of community while growing their businesses. Friends of Business believes the only currency needed to build meaningful professional relationships is a personal commitment.

Our Meeting Agenda

Our meetings are more organized and efficient because we follow a structured agenda.
We’ll cover all the important topics in a timely manner, making sure each section
gets the attention it deserves and everyone gets to participate.

7:10am - 7:15am

Welcome and Introductions

The first section is Welcome & Introduction. We will take a moment to welcome all our members and guests to our Friends of Business meeting.

7:10am - 7:15am

7:15am

Mission and Goals.

In the Mission & Goals section, the chairperson talks about how Friends of Business benefits its members. We help local business professionals grow their businesses by connecting them with like-minded people, sharing ideas, and collaborating. Creating meaningful connections will help us collaborate and grow.

7:15am

7:20am

Performance Report.

Christine, our Data Queen and nurse of numbers updates us weekly on our group’s progress.

7:20am

7:25am

Education.

Next, we’ll have a short inspirational talk by one of our members. It’s all about learning and sharing. Business success depends on education. That’s why we have a weekly educational spot to help members grow their businesses.

7:25am

7:30am

60-Second Reels.

Here’s one of the most exciting parts of our meeting: 60-Second Reels. During this time, members get to introduce themselves, promote their businesses, and talk about the opportunities they’re looking for.

7:30am

7:50am

Pass the Business
Card Box.

Following that, we have the Pass the Business Box section. Here, members will pass around a box containing business cards, flyers, and other marketing materials. Please take a moment to go through the box, and if you see anything that interests you, feel free to take it with you.

7:50am

7:51am

Event Announcements.

Next, we have the Event Announcements section. If any of our members have upcoming events or workshops they would like to promote, this is the time to do so. Make sure to listen closely, as these events may provide valuable networking and learning opportunities.

7:51am

7:55am

Speaker Roster.

One of our members announces the upcoming speakers for the next few weeks.

7:55am

8:00am

10-Minute Speaker.

The 10-Minute Speaker section is now underway. One of our members will have the opportunity to further promote their business during this time. We encourage our speakers to be creative and engaging, and to use this time to showcase what makes their company unique. In addition to sharing some valuable insights on how they operate, they will also share the types of opportunities that would be best for them.

8:00am

8:10am

Pass Business Slips.

Following that, we have the Pass Business Slips section, where members can pass referrals and thank members for opportunities. It shows the group as a whole that this system is working and mutually beneficial.

8:10am

8:25am

Final Thoughts
and Quote.

Next, we come to the Final Thoughts and Quote section, where the chairperson will ask visitors to consider joining our group and then share an inspirational quote to wrap up the meeting.

8:25am

8:30am

Close the Meeting and Open Networking.

Finally, we thank everyone for attending this meeting and hope they found this informative and helpful. We’ll close the meeting with the Open Networking section. This is an opportunity to chat, exchange business cards, and build new connections. We encourage everyone to stay, if they can, as long as you’d like and make the most of this networking opportunity.

8:30am
Find a group of people who challenge and inspire
you, spend a lot of time with them,
and it will change your life.
Amy Poehler
Success usually comes to those
who are busy looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Identify problems but give your power
and energy to solutions.
Tony Robbin
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it
Maya Angelou

Friends of Business is a unique fusion of friendship,
education, and business networking.

By surrounding yourself with motivated, hard-working individuals who are
dedicated to their businesses, you will be inspired to achieve your best.