As a Tradies member you can now have your online shopping delivered to Tradies, Gymea for free pick-up. If you are not a Tradies member joining is easy and starts from only $5.00.
Tradies will accept delivery on your behalf of items bought online based on the below terms and conditions.
The prospect of networking can be quite terrifying if you are shy. Some people also feel uncomfortable as they think it’s a bit phony.
However, networking shouldn’t be about taking advantage of people. Essentially networking is about meeting people in order to form mutually beneficial relationships. Think of it more as a “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” situation.
If you plan your approach beforehand it will make the experience much easier and help keep your nerves at bay. You might even make some new friends!
Take plenty of business cards
Always carry business cards and keep them in an easy accessible pocket or part of your handbag. When people give you their cards put them in a different place to those you are collecting so you don’t get confused.
Look your best
Please scrub up before hand! You will make a much better first impression. Wear something neat and professional looking; make sure your hands and nails are clean, and that you’ve got some breathe mints or freshener on hand. Looking good will give you an extra confidence boost.
Prepare your “Pitch”
Having something already prepared that describes what you do and what you’re interested in pursuing will help to calm any networking nerves. Think of your pitch as a verbal LinkedIn summary – keep it simple and concise, but memorable!
I cannot stress how important this is, particularly for shy people. The better listener you are and the more interested you are in what others are doing, the more memorable you will be to them. Not only is it good manners, but it also gives you the opportunity to discover ways you may be able to help each other out. Just don’t forget to tell them about yourself as well!
Written by ShireWomen Writer
The Pride of Australia Medal recognises and celebrates ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things.
Since 2013 Rachel has helped hundreds of people turn their lives around by leading free community Learn to Run groups: an extraordinary effort from a not-so
Rachel confesses that she hated running all her life until 2012 when she decided she wanted to become fit. She taught herself to run and not only did she
become fit, but she also lost 20 kilograms. The most surprising outcome for Rachel was that she discovered she loves to run.
“It changed my life – I have become less anxious, more confident, and my goal setting and decision making have improved.”
Impressed by Rachel’s new fitness and attitude to life, some of her friends expressed an interest in learning how to run. So, being the generous-hearted person that she is, Rachel offered to teach them.
“I initially took about 10 friends through the 12 week process and it grew from there - they told their friends, then those people told their friends. We've had approximately 300 people involved to date. With support and guidance we’ve shown people that they can do anything. I love helping others which is why I started Rachel’s Runners in the first place.”
The Pride of Australia Medal is an endeavour by News Corporation Australia that recognises our community’s most outstanding members. People are invited
to nominate someone who has inspired them with their dedication, initiative, courage or charity.
We may be a little biased but we think Rachel ticks all those boxes! Her energy for helping others and love of running has led to her volunteering every Saturday as Event Director at Panania parkrun. She has also coordinated fundraising initiatives for BeyondBlue and Love Mercy Foundation, raising about $8000 for each organisation.
Our fingers are crossed for the final announcements but whatever the outcome, we think Rachel is already a winner.
You can find out more about the Pride of Australia Medal at their website
It is vital to plan ahead, well in advance, once you have decided that you want to buy your next property, where you require the deposit to come from your existing property.
Many people do not realise that whilst it can be reasonably quick to obtain an approval for your refinance, the time between approval and having the cash in your account can be a lengthy one that takes many weeks.
Once your loan is approved, documents need to be typed up by solicitors and mailed to you. Once you sign and return them by mail, your existing bank needs to be notified that you are moving to another lender.
Traditionally the current bank will take a bare minimum of 10 business days to prepare the paperwork to release your loan.
Customers will often change banks due to either a more competitive interest rate, a lender that will actually allow them to borrow more than what their existing bank will, or due to other flexible features, such as allowing you to take the cash out you require without excessive paperwork to prove what this cash is for.
All of these steps need to occur before you go on the hunt for your next property, and ideally before we even obtain a pre approval for your next purchase.
So if you need to plan ahead for your future property purchase, contact us at Bee Finance Savvy on 1300 140 554 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Article by Desiree Pasic
Join ShireWomens Photographer, Drift Point Photography, as she took on the beautiful Karloo Pools and Uloola Falls Walking tracks. Be sure to pack swimmers and a towel as this beautiful summer weather heats up.
For a quick nature fix only a short drive or train ride from Sydney, try Karloo walking track. This medium walk leads from Heathcote train station to the scenic Uloola Falls in the north-west section of Royal National Park.
This moderately challenging track leads through heathland, passing beautiful Karloo Pool, a popular swimming and picnic spot. You might be tempted to stop
for a refreshing dip before continuing. Be sure to look for the 'whaleback' rock outcrops, named after their resemblance to whales surfacing for air.
The fascinating rock outcrops of Uloola Turrets are also worth exploring.
Perched on The Scylla Bay in Como, the Como Hotel is a classic pub which provides one of Sydney's premier function spaces, The Scylla Bay Room. With a private verandah, spacious light-filled room and inviting atmosphere it is the perfect spot for any function.
Located on the top floor, the Scylla Bay Room comes complete with its own bar, audio visual system, restroom and conference facilities – all for your exclusive use. It is the perfect destination for all social, corporate and celebratory functions. With a talented team behind the scenes, the Como Hotel can tailor a menu and beverage selection to ensure that your event is an unforgettable experience.
Friday, 10 February 2017
57 Manchester Road, Gymea NSW 2227
9am (sharp) - 10.30am
Non Member: $40 + gst
Business Member: $28 + gst (30% Member discount applies).
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Carpark available, enter off The Kingsway
BizConnected is the networking division of ShireWomen. Our monthly meetings are a supportive assembly of peers with a common interest; a forum to connect,
share & collect information & services, and learn from topics & ideas to apply to your business.
Run monthly, 9 times per year, Coffee ‘n’ Connect are a unique way to make new connections and grow existing ones over coffee in an intimate group setting.
These short but powerful meetings have big outcomes. How long would it take you to meet 35 potential new clients? Months? Join us and achieve this
in just an hour and a half!
You will find a fresh approach to each event you attend. Supportive, short, sharp and effective - join us at our next event!
Additionally, in November each year we host our BizConnected Networking Finale. With double the attendees, you can expect to meet and expand connections, hear & learn from Guest Speaker/s on a topic or theme, enjoy great food, great company and leave feeling inspired & supported!
BizConnected is open to all (Men & Women) – there have always been MEN in ShireWoMEN. You don't have to be a Business Member of ShireWomen to attend our events and there is no joining fee BUT being a Business Member gives you many benefits online and offline including discounted tickets and extra promotional opportunities – be showcased at every event via our Members Displace table, enjoy our mini members expo at our Finale and have the opportunity to do a spotlight and plug events.
Find out the benefits of Membership here.
Would you like more information about BizConnected events? Email email@example.com
Southside Staffing Solutions is partnering up with some of the best local professionals so that you can discover what you don't know!
The first seminar kicks off on September 8 at Tradies Caringbah with Dean Groundwater from WMD Law.
HURRY seats are limited so BOOK NOW>>
Each Saturday - 1pm - 8am
To offer quality Australian farm-fresh produce direct to the consumer thereby increasing their nutritional intake of fresh, locally grown food and also to provide enhanced customer service with a range of foods and drink-related products.
We also aim to facilitate and support local community groups (throughout the Shire) and independent primary producers throughout NSW and add to the economic wellbeing of the Sutherland Shire community. Education of the community in the environmental aspects together with sustainable agriculture and recycling of green waste is also a strong part of our mission.
The 2nd Friday of each month at 9.30am
Free. Booking Required
Join other movie enthusiasts to view and then discuss a movie on the 2nd Friday of every month. To add to the sense of anticipation, the title is not revealed until the day.
A variety of movie genres are covered - contemporary, foreign language, black and white vintage classics and so on. Because of the range of films shown participants must be adults 18 years and over.
Enquiries can be directed to Sutherland Library on phone 9710 0351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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