Sunday, May 31, 2009


Last Thursday (28th May) I went to my first networking event. It was run by the Brisbane Central Leads Club, and it gave me the opportunity to meet and "network" with other business owners.

The evening confirmed what Tony Carter from the Wynnum Chamber of Commerce advised me during our meeting on Wednesday 20th May, that 80% to 90% of business is drummed up through networking.

Various members of the leads club explained to me that most of their clients are derived from various forms of it was from organised networking functions, or simple word-of-mouth. It was made pretty clear to me that the benefits of becoming a member of a networking group are enormous!

So, what is networking?

Well, I've only been to one event, so I am no expert, but basically it's a forum where people in business come together and discuss who they are and what they do. It's an opportunity for professionals from just about any industry from your local hairdresser to the solicitor to introduce themselves, and their business, in the hopes of gaining referals.

It is also facilitates knowledge sharing. This is also a major benefit of joining a networking group because like they say "a problem shared is a problem halved".

My next networking event is on 11th June with the The Kitchen Table Network, which is basically a womens networking group. I am really looking forward to this one. I will let you know how it goes...



It is always exciting (and a little nerve wracking) to start a new business. But my best friend, Leesa, and I have been talking about this venture for years now so we decided to stop talking about it and to just go for it!

So whats the story?'s the low-down...

Samantha's Advanced Bookkeeping and Consulting Services (SABCS) specialise in assisting both new and existing small-to-medium enterprises (SME's) will all of their bookkeeping and financial data management nees.

My business partner, Leesa, and I know that a business with a sound and reliable financial data system is a powerful one. As such, it is our aim to provide SME's with a professional holistic service that, at least from a financial data perspective, you are in control.

In short, we believe that it makes Good Business Sense to take advantage of the range of services offered by SABCS. By doing so, the business owner can concentrate on their core business, while we take care of all of your financial data needs.

"Empowering your business through superior financial data management"

We are looking forward to hearing from you...