What’s all the fuss about NO FUSS?


Networking is a great way to grow your business, but sometimes the process of networking – joining, attending meetings and other activities – is just more hassle than most of us need in our time-poor lives.

Fortunately for businesses in the Macarthur area, Alex Sperling and Diane Yeates identified that problem and implemented a solution, creating a no fuss networking group in November 2015, aptly named NO FUSS.

Alex and Diane have been working in the finance business for over 15 years and find being part of a successful and enjoyable networking group is the best way to make new connections and build relationships.

“We had both been in other networking groups but as working parents, we found it a real hassle to juggle the commitment with working crazy hours and family,” Alex Sperling said, “so we created NO FUSS around the hours that suited most working parents.”

So many local businesses agree, that over 290 local businesses are participating with over 50 alone at the last meeting.

So what’s all the fuss about?

Thanks to the sponsorship and support of Alex’s business Our Mortgage Options, there is no cost or fees to NO FUSS members and Alex and his associate Diane, volunteer their services to organise the monthly meetings.

“The feedback we get from members is amazing! They enjoy the very low key, relaxed atmosphere and many travel from North Sydney, Paramatta, the Hills district and even Goulbourn, to participate,” Diane said.

The concept is to promote local businesses, share experiences and help grow business in the Macarthur area with a wide spectrum of sectors and industries, both B2B and B2C involved.

Wedding suppliers, driving school instructors, legal and real estate, finance and insurance, building services, coaches, photographers, health, beauty and wellness, app developers and funeral directors and many more.

NO FUSS Meet Ups

Where: Rydges Hotel

When: 11am every second Wednesday and 7pm every third Thursday of the month

How: Via www.meetup.com

A wee bit about: Diane Yeates

Diane has been working in the land of finance for 15 years and with Our Mortgage Options for the past 2.2 years. She found it quite daunting arriving here from Ireland, but knew she needed to get out and meet people, especially with a new business and being new to the area. As a ‘people person’ the idea of running a network group appealed greatly.

“Alex and I started NO FUSS, hit the ground running, have built a very successful network group and I have made some really good friends,” Diane said. “My reward is seeing other businesses grow from the group, members returning each month smiling, I just know this network group is working for them.”

“I suppose it’s the Irish in me, ‘I have the gift of the gab’ and am energised being around our awesome members,” Diane said.

So why not get energised yourself, without the fuss.

Check it out https://www.meetup.com/No-Fuss-Small- Business-Networking-Macarthur/


Going to any of the ‘No Fuss’ morning or evening Meet Ups are always enjoyable , casual & friendly ! Everyone mingles with each other at the Rydges, a nice casual atmosphere, talk about their business & building good relationships. Hosts Alex and Diane are always there to introduce newcomers to the regulars. We look forward to the meets . Thanks for organising them Diane & your bubbly personality.

Mike & Jenny Sabidussi SunX Macarthur

No Fuss is a relaxed friendly business networking group. Everyone makes you feel welcome. In the past 12 months I have made meaningful business contacts and friendships. I strongly encourage anyone to come along, from startups to established businesses.

Karen Fuchs – Tranquility Through Bowen

I’ve attended the No Fuss Networking meetups since January 2016 and I’ve found them to be a wonderful way to meet passionate, like-minded small business owners. Meeting in a relaxed atmosphere (like No Fuss Networking promotes) has lead to great conversations, developing friendships and strong business connections.

If you have a small business I would highly recommend that you check out our next meeting.

David Johnson -Communication Strategist -SJ Growth

No Fuss Small Business Networking group is an awesome group of business people. Diane has hit on a brilliant networking formula. It’s pure simplicity: business people come together in a relaxed setting and talk about how they can help each other. We also let each other know of opportunities in own network. I’m happy to say it’s worked both ways for me a few times now! It’s solid networking, without the rules and regulations – No Fuss!

Ross La Rosa -Management Consultant


Diane Yeates – diane@ourmortgageoptions.com.au
0401 342 410
Alex Sperling – alex@ourmortgageoptions.com.au
0411 320 962

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Rolf Fuchs
Rolf has lived in the Campbelltown area for nearly 30 years and has raised his family here with his wife Karen. Being passionate for his local community Rolf has served on local boards such as Disability Macarthur and Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce. Having a strong interest in communication Rolf is also a veteran member of local Toastmasters Clubs. This also led to Rolf writing articles for Smarter Macarthur magazine, to be able to research and report on local news events not only involving the local business community but the also the greater Macarthur region community. Rolf is also a member of the Good Morning Macarthur team reporting the many great initiatives and events happening in Macarthur. After many years in the IT industry Rolf retrained as a Life Coach. His passion has always been to help people, he is now able to help people gain new direction, skills and confidence enabling them to achieve things they may never have thought possible. Rolf was also co-chair of the inaugural Macarthur Multicultural Children’s Festival in 2018, which was an outstanding success.