groei Small Business (SME) Forum
FREE Virtual Forums – where business owners can connect and join the conversation to help each other grow their business.
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When COVID hit in March 2020 we started the Virtual Small Business Forums, initially every week and then fortnightly until November 13th. The forum’s were designed to provide a space for small business owners across Australia to connect and make sense of what they needed to do to support their business in uncertain times.
To date we have run 24 FREE forums with an audience of over 400 small business owners from around Australia, in majority regional areas and over 80% women (and a few from Canada, Dallas, South Africa and NZ)
Now more than ever we need a connection and the right information at the right time. We are committing to running these forums into 2021.
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Our forums are MORE THAN A WEBINAR
The forum is a virtual networking experience and a chance to think about your business challenges.
We designed the forum so every participant can ask their questions and spend time in small groups online with a speaker and to meet and build relationships with other business owners.
Our attendees say :
“I have joined this forum for the last 4 or 5 weeks and the quality of the panelist brought on to share value to attendees is just amazing. We’ve had some seriously big names join and deliver incredible advise and counsel to the audience on many different topics, ranging from WFH and dealing with the change, to business innovation, Social Media Marketing, etc… Thank you to the amazing Amanda Cole, Tara Jacobsen and Adam Harris for setting it up, and running it on a weekly basis.”
“I got more value from the Forum than I expected to…I’m really appreciative of the advice I received as I like to know what I’m planning to do is the right thing. It was really helpful being able to spend time with speaker and get specific feedback.”
From our panellists:
“I have to be honest I loved the experience, I am happy to do that all over again: ). But this isn’t about me.
Like most of us I have been asked to join a lot of forums, webinars, live interviews etc and I do have to confess I have been quite reticent to do a lot of them simply because in the rush to demonstrate the ability to still be of use in a virtual environment delivery by a lot of hosts has been less than stellar. Having known Tara for some time I expected professionalism which is why I didn’t hesitate to join the panel when she asked. Where the experience really stood out was in the format…from a production viewpoint it was ‘as expected’ and easy to navigate for all participants, but your format is superb. The pace, the ability to give just some ‘chunks’ of information which were easy to absorb, the flow between panellists, into breakout rooms and back to mainstage was really well managed and did not allow for downtime – or dead air – to creep in. I also found the chat and questions from your participants to be on point, which means a better experience for everyone, including the panellists. “
Follow Our Podcast
You can also listen to some of the speakers from the forums on the “On Track” Podcast where our groei founders wrap-up and debrief what everyone learnt on the forums
Join our Community
Whilst we don’t record the whole event (it’s a conversation not a webinar) we upload the recordings to our community– groei.Us. You can get access to these for FREE for one month as well as a whole pile of extra’s. The best part of the community is you get to watch over 40 amazing forum speakers and get access to their special offers, templates and tools – curated especially with INSIGHTS into the best ways to grow your small business.