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‘Speed Networking’ Business Breakfasts A Huge Success

Members of the Whitsunday business community have now taken part in a second ‘Speed Networking’ Business Breakfast following the success of the inaugural event which was held in Cannonvale last month.

A free networking opportunity open to anyone in the community, the event was organised by Kath Barker from Compass Realty who has been in the Whitsundays for two years and recently started her new business.

She said that working alone or being in business can be quite lonely, so she has started a ‘Speed Networking’ event to help business people in the community meet each other.

Kath said she aims to help create a community of business owners.

“What I’m trying to do is create a community of local business owners, so that we can support, encourage each other in business and help when times are tough - we can support each other through that and also celebrate the wins that we have in business,” said Kath.

“It's tough being in business, it's really quite lonely, so what I wanted to do was create community environments so that we can all support each other.

“We talked about our own businesses and what we're looking for, our target markets so that we can help promote each other's businesses.”

Local business owners, Berny O’Connor, Ildi Eadie and Deanna McKeowen thoroughly enjoyed the first networking breakfast, describing it as “Brilliant” and “It was easy going, no pressure and you felt comfortable.”

Kath welcomes all small business to attend and join the community with their focus being to help and support each other.

Kath Barker organises free ‘Speed Dating’ Business Breakfasts and everyone is welcome! Photo credit: Daniel Heggie

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