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Buzzing about business at the Hive

05 Mar 2015

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There’s a buzz of people doing business together in Docklands’ latest small business building, Lifestyle Working in Collins St.

Businesses within the building have started a monthly Hive Docklands Business Community and the numbers are growing.

Organiser, Lisa Dillon, said the first meeting started with just nine, increased to 14 for the second and peaked with 25 at the February 6 meeting.

“We had to open the glass doors and spill outside because there were so many there,” the Flexi Personnel business manager said.  “We’re just wrapt with the turnout.”

“There’s a great buzz in the building.  As you walk around, people recognise faces and wave to each other.”

And membership at the monthly meeting is not confined to Lifestyle Working occupants.  At the February meeting, people from NewQuay and other Victoria Harbour businesses also attended.

Ms Dillon is using 4Networking Australia methodologies to run the 8am-start, two-hour meetings.  She is a member of 4Networking, which she said was big in other states and in the United Kingdom.

So far, the meetings have been funded by Lend Lease and local designer Craig Sayers designed the “Hive” logo the group has adopted.

Ms Dillon said referrals had been made within the group but it needed to stabilise before serious business would start changing hands.

“We’re going to need some stability, but you can see that some very strong relationships are building,” she said.

The next networking function is scheduled for March 6 and the April event has been penciled in for April 17.

Ms Dillon can be contacted at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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