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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
0401 342 410
Alex Sperling – email@example.com
0411 320 962