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Ask the Biz Experts: 'Help My Biz' Speed Networking July 25

4 Business Experts and 20 participants engaged in 5-min meetings equals 1 Entertainingly Effective Business Networking Event.

Let's face it, business it tough these days. More competition, less people spending money and more ways to advertise as online media blows up.

Take a deep breath, write down your business' biggest problems and join us for a special edition of Victoria Speed Networking called Help My Business!

WHEN: Thursday, July 25th at 6:30pm

WHERE: Stone's Throw Restaurant, 642 Johnson (main floor, Best Western hotel)

COST: $20 (includes appetizers and your first drink)

TOPIC: Help My Business. You've got business issues, our experts have the answers.

For this Victoria Speed Networking event, here are our confirmed experts:


Clemens Rettich -- Clemens is a mentor, instructor, and speaker at the University of Victoria Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, and author of Great Performances: the Small Business Script for the 21st Century.  Owner and head honcho at Clemens Rettich Business Consulting Ltd



Chris Burdge -- Founder of bWEST, a Social Media consulting firm which focuses on developing effective social media strategies for small business.  Co-founder of Social Media Camp - Canada's largest conference dedicated to the exploration, sharing & teaching of social media.



Reese Richards -- Online marketing consultant and reputation management specialist, Reese owns and operates and, online reputation and reporting software and training and his bar consulting / marketing practice, respectively.


Bradley Morris -- Has created multiple businesses around his chosen lifestyle.  As a writer, Creator, radio show host, Meditation, Business & Life Coach he has had the opportunity to travel the world through his offerings at Cowabunga Life and build multiple online Meditation programs which are in more than 16 countries.  Now merging his passions for Meditation and golf, Bradley is launching his book, BE GOLF: Golf in the Moment, which was created to help players get into the Zone consciously.  The techniques don't just work for golf, they work in life and in business.


You will never get another chance to sit down with such a diverse group of experts and ask any business question you want. Having troubles in some area of your business? Write those troubles down and come ask the experts yourself.

Benefits of Speed Networking

1. Meet everyone in the room in a fast and fun style
2. Get answers to your pressing business questions by niche experts
3. Meet industry leaders
4. Make connections with up to 25 different local business people

NOTE: Only 20 spots are available for each event. You must RSVP on MeetUp (/VictoriaSpeedNetworking) to be one of the 20.

Read Reviews of Past Events:

Don't forget to join our Victoria Speed Networking Facebook Page

Looking forward to meeting you at the event!


Reese Richards

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone have the status on this group?
    Have contacted Reese but no response as yet...

    January 24, 2014

    • Stephanie D.

      Karen, this group is no longer active. I don't know why this page is still active.

      January 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the HU...too bad.

      January 27, 2014

  • vanessa b.

    I had an awesome time learned many things and met some great people...

    2 · July 27, 2013

  • Reese - Victoria Web M.

    Fantastic evening with a great group of experts and participants alike.

    2 · July 26, 2013

  • Mary M.

    DAMMIT, a plumbing issue has erupted and I cannot attend

    July 25, 2013

  • Stephanie D.

    Another awesome event! I learned a lot, as always, and had a lot of fun too! Big thanks to the experts who shared their expertise.

    3 · July 25, 2013

  • Susan M.

    Such great experts within the general networking as well! Always a new connection and LOTS of great feedback. So glad I went!

    3 · July 25, 2013

  • Reese - Victoria Web M.

    Location: Stones Throw Restaurant, 642 Johnson Street, Victoria

    Stones Throw Restaurant is located on the main level next to the Best Western Carlton Plaza hotel. Since the event starts at 6:30pm, parking on the street is free and you can park on the street out front or there are several smaller side streets which also offer parking.

    Once you arrive, please register at the registration table - Kira will be there to show you where to go / what to do.

    Cost: $20. Please bring cash. If you absolutely don't have cash, we can still accommodate….but cash would make life so much easier :)

    The $20 includes an appetizer buffet and a beverage of your choice.

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Reese - Victoria Web M.

    Things to keep in mind:

    Try to have questions prepared for each of the experts. If you don't have anything specific to ask a particular expert, no worries. Tell them what struggles you're having in your business and see if they can't help you out.

    Bring lots of business cards. You'll be meeting a lot of people so bring a lot of business cards.

    A notepad might not be a bad idea. You'll be meeting a lot of people and likely discussing a lot of things that you may want to recall later. Plus you need somewhere to write those questions down ;)

    That's about it. I'm excited to have this opportunity to network with you - and bring a network to you.

    See you at 6:30pm! Please try to arrive before or on time. DON'T BE LATE.

    If you run into any problems, you can contact me on my cell at:


    If you haven't already done so, please join our FB page:

    July 25, 2013

  • Robert F.

    See you there.

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Jim S.

    I am an expert in Robotic Trading of Stocks . Life is better on full Automatic

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Rick H.

    Upside of a soccer injury! I can attend this :)

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Philip B.

    Looking forward to learning alot and of course meeting people in a terrific format!!

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Reese - Victoria Web M.

    If you didn't get the email message, this is to remind you that this will be the last scheduled Victoria Speed Networking event (July 25th). If you haven't had the opportunity to make it to an event yet - and I know that's a fair number of people in this group - this will be your last chance to join one of our events. I'd love to see you out on Thursday.

    July 21, 2013

  • Reese - Victoria Web M.

    All 4 experts are confirmed!
    Bradley Morris will be our fourth expert - his area of expertise: Mindset

    July 21, 2013

  • Clemens R.

    Looking forward to connecting!

    July 11, 2013

  • Alida

    New to Internet marketing and would to get some ideas
    also would like to learn how to expand my business using social media

    July 5, 2013

    • Reese - Victoria Web M.

      For Internet Marketing, you might want to have a look at my blog and sign up for my email list and one of my FB pages: http://reeserichards....­

      This group isn't specifically about any area of business - each event focuses on a different topic.

      July 6, 2013

    • Reese - Victoria Web M.

      This event would be good for you to learn how to expand your business using social media however. Go ahead, join and sign up to stay up-to-date on this and future events.

      July 6, 2013

  • Susan M.

    I will certainly try to make this one... if there is a spot available closer to the event I will say Yes for sure. I can not commit at this point, but it does sound like a great one and I have missed coming to these remarkable networking opportunities. Thank you Reese.

    June 12, 2013

  • Conor

    I will be out of he country.

    June 12, 2013

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