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The Founding Mums' Exchange: Brisbane!

  • Aug 21, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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"Helping Mums Get Down To Business"

Guest Speaker: Daniel Smith | Topic: Google+ The misunderstood social platform, why it's nothing like Facebook, and why it's critical for online business. 

Daniel Smith is a Business Consultant who specializes in Web Strategies. He typically works with Business Owners and C Level Executives who realize that the Internet is the cornerstone for relationship building and phenomenal growth. He has over 15 years of hands on and management experience working behind the scenes with global institutions like Sanofi, Betadine, Golden Glow and Cenovis. Daniel has also spent time with Johnson & Johnson and local institutions like Translink where he helped double the number of visitors and the time they spent on the site. 

Daniel has a well rounded understanding of the key areas of being successful online with a history in Graphic and Web Design, Web Application Development, Server Administration and Marketing - he is uniquely qualified to give insights into the online world.
Passionate about the role the internet plays in bringing people together, his number 1 achievement and what he is most proud of is his family with whom he spends most of his spare time when not glued to a computer screen.

Surround yourself with like-minded mums in business. Remember BYO kids is encouraged! We are a mothers' group with an agenda: Helping Mums Get Down To Business.


Ann Whitaker is my co-Host, and we look forward to growing the Brisbane chapter of The Founding Mums' Exchange.

Denna Szwajkowski - Host and National Development, Australia

Learn more about The Founding Mums in Australia.


Like the sound of The Founding Mums' and know someone who might like to start a Founding Mums’ Exchange? Go to this link here or email: [masked]


The Founding Kit exists to get your business up & running so you can focus on what you love to do!


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  • Melissa L.

    Thanks Denna for organising another great Meet up!

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Danni T.

    It was a great topic Denna, well done!

    Just a reminder also that May King will be talking about Twitter next Tues at Brisbane South East. This is a new exchange and still growing, so please share the meetup with all the mumpreneurs you know. Thanks ladies!! And don't forget to RSVP if you can come along!

    August 22, 2013

  • Julieanne F.

    It was so fantastic to see a few new faces.

    August 22, 2013

  • Trudi H.

    Great event, informative speaker and networking. Always nice to know there are others looking for the right balance too.

    2 · August 21, 2013

  • Kylie B.

    Good to meet everyone and I really enjoyed the presentation.

    August 21, 2013

  • Corrine

    Thanks for another fantastic forum today, Daniel's presentations with all the stats, pie-charts and info on google + was useful now I know how to go about setting up my account.

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Jane B.

    Sorry I won't be there today Denna, Wish everyone well for me, hope to see you at the next meet up :)

    August 21, 2013

  • Kylie B.

    This is my first meet up with your group and I'm wondering if children can come. I'm not that confident with taking my 5 month old out to restaurants. Will other children be there? Also I am a little confused as to why your picture has the mum go off to work and the dad stay home with the children. Isn't this group about mums who look after the kids while also trying to run/build a business/work of some type? Sorry for all the questions. Also I have never been to kangaroo point and live quite far away so I'm going to apologise in advance if I get lost and run late. I'm planning to leave really early so hopefully ill be on time. Thanks.

    1 · August 20, 2013

    • Denna S.

      Look forward to meeting you tomorrow. I neglected to mention for 3 years I've been bringing my 3 Pumpkins... and I've been the Host from the beginning. My eldest is 5 and in Prep, and my youngest will be 2 in November. We do things a little differently at Founding Mums. My attitude is, if you are running late, or sneak in late, we all understand it happens. If you have RSVP'd but then a kid is sick on the day -- it happens! It's the one place where you shouldn't have to worry about those things... in fact you should get a pat on the back for getting out the door. We don't judge if you turn up in ugg boots either - but I found it is the one day a month I make effort to wear make up -- and I look forward to it.

      August 20, 2013

    • Denna S.

      Oh, Pumpkin #2 is 4 shortly.

      August 20, 2013

  • Renee

    Is the founding kit relevant to Australian business?

    August 19, 2013

    • Jill Salzman, Founding M.

      Hey Renee -- depending on your needs, it sure can be. Feel free to email what you're looking for after viewing our kits at -- and I can tell you more specifically how we can help.

      August 20, 2013

  • Angela R.

    Hi fellow Mums,
    Unfortunately I am unable to make it to this session. I look forward to catching up with you next time. Thanks, Angela.

    August 19, 2013

  • Mj

    Sorry I have a demo on this night

    August 18, 2013

    • Ann W.

      Shame Mj, look forward to meeting you at the next lunch

      1 · August 19, 2013

  • Adriana S.

    Looking forward to meeting fellow clever mums and learning more.

    August 19, 2013

    • Ann W.

      Looking forward to meeting you too, I see you are from my end of town, I am based in Kenmore

      August 19, 2013

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