our approach

It‘s a fact that successful business owners and professionals use networking to grow and promote themselves and their business.

It’s also true that business networking provides a greater return, for a smaller monetary investment, than many other forms of marketing and advertising. 

Better networks lead to better business opportunities.

It sounds simple, however it’s not about selling; it’s all about relationship building.  It’s about sharing information, ideas, resources and exchanging something of value, because people prefer to do business with those that they trust.

Every business, from a large professional firm to a single person startup can benefit from having a strong network. But networking isn’t necessarily intuitive – if done poorly it’s ineffective and off putting.

We understand this and it shapes our approach to networking; one in which the quality of connections is the most important factor.

So we focus on creating an environment which is relaxed, friendly, collaborative and has just enough structure, to enable you to grow and strengthen both yourself and your business.

collaboration

An environment and structure that enables you to build in depth relationships based on support and co-operation.

online 

Online meetings every month that are accessible to everyone, regardless of your location, with no group or membership restrictions.

Our approach to business networking puts people and relationships at the core of what we do.

face to face 

Because some people love to meet in person and even in this digital age, there's just no better way to make meaningful connections.

visitors

We actively invite visitors to our meetings, ensuring that there are always new connections for members to make.

venues

Our face to face meetings take place at sports venues, private clubs 

a stronger business community

Effective business networking is the result of two things; the opportunity to meet as many people as possible and a supporting environment and structure which enables you to build and develop meaningful relationships with them.  TBN provides a supportive culture that allows you to share, collaborate, grow and develop your business and your network.

Many people can find networking difficult or off putting, which is why TBN has always done it differently. There’s a relaxed environment, there’s no pressure to sell or refer and nobody tracks your performance or attendance.

a better way to network

Many people can find networking difficult or off putting, which is why TBN has always done it differently. There’s a relaxed environment, there’s no pressure to sell or refer and nobody tracks your performance or attendance.

Relationships

A focus on building relationships, because successful networking isn’t about selling; it’s all about building relationships and connections based on trust, support and reciprocity.

Structure

Networking can be a daunting, awkward or uncomfortable experience for many people, so rather than put you into a large room full of people we offer a structured format with a mix of personal introductions, short presentations and relaxed conversation in small groups.

No cold pitches

A relaxed environment where you aren’t sold to and aren’t expected to pitch to a room. Because networking shouldn’t be like ‘cold calling’. It isn’t something you do to someone – it’s something you do WITH them.

No hierarchy & protocols

Everyone within TBN is equal.  There are a basic set of common courtesies that members are asked to observe, but otherwise there are are no rules, regulations, protocols or barriers to get in the way of building relationships.