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    When Is The Next Forum SA Get Together?

    Because i am new, just don't want to miss the next Forum SA Get Together? When is the next one in Gauteng?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Hamilton View Post
    When is the next one in Gauteng?
    The next one will be the first one!
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    The next one will be the first one!
    What!!! No way...come on guys, if you have a community as good as this, then we have to have "get togethers"

    Ok

    so first one in Gauteng...who's in? Will make it say somwhere near 4 ways? So the pretoria guys don't have to travel too far?

    Couple of beers very informal, after work lets say from 5 onwards? If we get at least 20 responses we will put it together in the next 2 weeks? Ok? You guys in...meet the guys behind the avatar(or infront!)

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    Vincent organised about 2 years ago. This was at greenstone.
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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    Already there is an event happening in Sandton for business owners, unfortunately I heard about it a bit too late and already they can't take on more people.

    I am most definitely in, but NOT on the 3rd Dec please. There are a lot of options open in terms of places to meet, however Gauteng may be a good start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post
    Hmmmmm. I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I'm not sure that what you heard is what I actually meant!
    Your signature goes so well with what you have just posted murdock

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    Vincent organised about 2 years ago. This was at greenstone.
    If I remember correctly, that was in conjunction with something else.
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    Already there is an event happening in Sandton for business owners, unfortunately I heard about it a bit too late and already they can't take on more people.
    There seems to be a rather worthy line of thought developing here.

    So far we've developed as a (pretty much) purely online community. And I'm quite happy with that. But there could be merit in every now and then doing something along the lines of what BNI do - swarm a venue (arranged with the venue, of course), a bit of an intro process, a presentation or two as well as the backslapping getting-to-know-you social.

    Gives it a bit of purpose/value-add/whatever without going anywhere near the level of a conference or overly regular ritual. I'd hate it to become a "duty" or burden - just a pleasant, worthwhile experience every now and then.

    What do you think?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Definitely Dave there is a need for Business Owners to network. Just looking at LinkedIn, the amount of people discussing this exact topic.

    There should be a SA Business get together, one that doesn't require a payment of R2500.00 per person. I have realised that most business development seminars are just too expensive for SME's / Entrepreneurs.

    Achieving a balance between the "unconference" and the connecting is important in my view.

    In the Netherlands they organise Open Coffee's. It's a get together at a bar or cafe at the start of the day. Just a social event with one short 5 min pitch from the companies. The pitch pays for the coffee or drinks. So only one time small investment from each pitch.

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    i have been going to bible study for a while now and we all arrive dont say a word to each other sit down...bible study finshes and everyone leaves...

    2 of us decided that we would sponsor and supply coffee and biscuits half an hour before it starts...now we all know each others names and greet each other by name...and we now we even get choclate cake and milk tarts from the ladies who bake

    so yeah i think it would be a great idea...

    unfortunately i wouldnt be able to attend...it would mean i have to dress and act like a human...

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