with Teena Hughes

After 5 Networking at Aperitivo Bar, Leichhardt

April 22, 2010 No Comments

Last night I attended an After 5 Networking event hosted by Leichhardt Chamber of Commerce and David Baumgarten’s Business Enterprise Centre.

Locals gathered at 5pm in this swish relatively-new establishment – Aperitivo Bar – in Norton Street, Leichhardt and over 50 people turned up, which made it a huge success.

This was my first time attending the After 5′s, and I’m looking forward to the next one already!

I met an amazing group of people from all walks of life, with marvellous businesses and ideas – it shows the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well … and kicking! :-)

The finished handpainted silk scarf by Teena Hughes in turquoise blue and lime greenI provided one of my handpainted silk scarves for a Lucky Door Prize, and was thrilled to be able to share something I’ve lovingly created with its new owner. You can see how I make them here >>

Local gatherings like this are imperative for the small business owner, work-at-home Mum, or solopreneur. No hard sell, no forceful tactics, no hidden agendas – everyone was there with a view to meeting other business folk, whether techies or arty-farty, accountants or feng shui experts.

For those who work at home, this type of event is the lifeblood of survival, of feeling less isolated, and provides the important connections – emotional as well as business – needed to keep the spirits high. I like to think of this as the antidote to when your ‘get up and go’ has ‘got up and gone‘ :-)

Attend one of these, tell your story – or provide your 3 minute pitch – and put everything you’ve got into it, be PASSIONATE, LIVE your story, and truly listen to others’ stories with great interest.

This is the best antidote to the work-at-home or work-on-your-own blues ever invented :-)

To find out about upcoming events, contact my new friend:

Anitra Morgana
Leichhardt Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 02-9367-9308

I had my ‘pitch’ ready for what gives me passion:

My love of Paris and the Adventures I host each year:

http://A-Night-in-Paris.com
http://twitter.com/anight_in_paris

My handpainted silk Wearable Art Collection and Interior Design Collection – white silk is adorned by my brush strokes of delicious French silk dyes:

http://AbfabDesigns.com
http://twitter.com/abfabdesigns

My Website, Hosting, Internet Marketing and SEO Channel:

http://BuildAWebsiteTonight.com
http://twitter.com/build_website

and the new baby in the stable – where I teach Silk Painting:

http://How-to-Paint-on-Silk.com
http://twitter.com/paint_on_silk

Thanks Anitra, Simon and David for putting on a successful event – it was a great night!

Look forward to seeing you all soon!

Cheers
Teena Hughes
Tel Sydney 0408-801-808

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Above: Guest, Anitra, Simon
Above: happy guests getting to know each other
Above: getting to know everyone
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