What we're about

Do you want to meet authentic business owners, grow your referrals, deepen client relationships, workshop your marketing skills, and build your business?

We're the best kind of entrepreneurs: real people dedicated to building businesses with authenticity. We learn from each other, grow our networks, build community, give & receive referrals, and have fun!

It doesn't matter if you've been in business for years, or are just starting out. Join us as an Authentic Networker and enjoy:

• Unique networking events

• Workshops (relationship marketing, practice your pitch, storytelling for leadership)

• Breakfast, lunch, coffee, and evening events

• Inspiration conversations / Open Space Technology events

• Fun social networking events - wine tastings, nights out, and family events

This group is for you if you are:

- An entrepreneur or small business owner;
- A home-based business owner;
- A network marketer growing a team;
- A work from home parent;
- Someone who wants to showcase your venue;
- Or even someone considering starting a business who wants to do it right…

Join us at our next event!

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Our events are located on the east side of the GTA: Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, and Whitby. We are always looking for venues - if you have a business and would like to host a networking event, let us know!
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Visit us at https://authenticnetworker.com for ideas on building your business with authenticity.
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>>> AUTHENTIC NETWORKERS CODE OF HONOUR <<<

I will have a genuine conversation with someone before I pitch my business.

I will help other business owners make connections, if I can.

I will let others know who my ideal client is, so that they can help with connections.

I will refer people in my own network to my new contacts, when appropriate.

I will never disparage another member, or another business/industry, for my own gain (because I never know who else might be in the room!). I understand that if I do this, I may be removed from the group.

I will ask questions, learn more about others, and have fun!

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Real business isn’t done in board meetings; it’s done over a half-eaten plate of buffalo wings at the sports bar, or during the intermission of a Broadway show. It’s done through an enthusiastic greeting, with an unexpected recommendation, or by offering up your cab when it’s raining. It happens in the small personal interactions that allow us to prove to each other who we are and what we believe in.

- Gary Vaynerchuk, The Thank You Economy

Upcoming events (5+)

Online Workshop: Follow Up Like a Boss

Needs a location

$50.00

Have you ever had a list of people to follow up with... and then looked for every reason under the sun to procrastinate? Suddenly the kitchen needs cleaning. You need to book a dentist appointment. You need to check Facebook and LinkedIn... again...If this sounds familiar, it’s time to tweak your follow-up mindset and build some better habits.Would it help to have some exact language, so you know what to say when you do follow up? Could you use a mindset boost so that the phone no longer feels like it weighs a hundred pounds at follow up time? Would you like to know how to make follow-up fun and predictable, so that you never have to feel disorganized or pushy? Join us for a fun, interactive online workshop that gives you the best tips, tricks, and habits we know to make follow more effective. We’ll cover: -3 follow-up habits to implement immediately -Exactly what to say to get permission to follow up (so they actually respond) -What to do if people “go dark” -Tools and systems to keep you organized and consistent It's actionable. It's easy to implement. And your marketing will flow like butter. The cost of the workshop is $50 USD. You will get access to the live webinar. A workbook to download and print. And lifetime access to the replay through our online course platform. Register below by clicking on the Follow Up Like a Boss workshop: authenticnetworker.com/workshops TESTIMONIALS: "Andy & Mia’s course is targeted, meticulous, and focused on what is actually important. It was better than I could have imagined." - Andrew, Financial Advisor "Mia and Andy are effortlessly knowledgeable. This course flows so well, we would recommend it to absolutely anyone who wants to grow their business."- Michelle & Alyx, interior designers

Building Community: Tea & Accountability Mastermind June

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

>> Register on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2IIqHHI << June's theme: Building Community Your clients. Your Facebook group. Your in-person meetups. How do you build and sustain a community of fans, cheerleaders, and potential clients who are evangelical about your brand? Join like-minded business owners to listen to your challenges and help you brainstorm ideas on community building. We'll mastermind tips, tricks, and resources to help you move your business forward. --------------------- Whether you've been in business for years or are just starting out, join us for coffee, tea, and a roundtable chat about marketing your home business. Each month we feature a different theme related to small business ownership. Come with a story to tell. We'd love to hear about your business values, and your ideal clients. Find out how other businesses are building relationships with their clients. Pick up new ideas to boost long-term client retention, share referrals, and exchange business cards. Tea & Accountability is our most popular monthly event, and it books up weeks in advance. Reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment! Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To register, please RSVP below then purchase your ticket on http://bit.ly/2IIqHHI Seats are limited and often sell out. To guarantee your spot, you must purchase your ticket in advance on Eventbrite. Cancellation policy: - RSVPs are transferable. - If you cancel your RSVP before June 11, we will carry your payment forward for 30 days so you can attend the following month's event. After 30 days, your credit expires. - No refunds issued for cancellations after June 11.

Visibility: Tea & Accountability Mastermind July

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

>> Register on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2Uquew8 << July's theme: Visibility Are you highly visible in your business? Do you want to do more in the way of speaking, video, social media, and thought leadership? Are you facing obstacles or resistance to being as visible as you'd like? What could happen if you rose into visibility and were able to serve more and more ideal clients? Join our group of like-minded business owners to talk about visibility in your business. We'll mastermind tips, tricks, and resources to help move your business forward. --------------------- Whether you've been in business for years or are just starting out, join us for coffee, tea, and a roundtable chat about marketing your home business. Each month we feature a different theme related to small business ownership. Come with a story to tell. We'd love to hear about your business values, and your ideal clients. Find out how other businesses are building relationships with their clients. Pick up new ideas to boost long-term client retention, share referrals, and exchange business cards. Tea & Accountability is our most popular monthly event, and it books up weeks in advance. Reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment! Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To register, please RSVP below then purchase your ticket on Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/2Uquew8 Seats are limited and often sell out. To guarantee your spot, you must purchase your ticket in advance on Eventbrite. Cancellation policy: - RSVPs are transferable. - If you cancel your RSVP before July 9, we will carry your payment forward for 30 days so you can attend the following month's event. After 30 days, your credit expires. - No refunds issued for cancellations after July 9.

Mindset: Tea & Accountability Mastermind August

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

>> Register on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2vdXhZG << August's theme: Mindset How strong is your growth mindset? What about your mental set points for financial success, abundance, and leadership? Sure, you can spend time, money and energy learning business tactics and strategy. But the journey to sustainable, fulfilling success is paved with mindset work. Join our group of like-minded business owners to talk about mindset in your business. We'll mastermind tips, tricks, and resources to help move your business forward. --------------------- Whether you've been in business for years or are just starting out, join us for coffee, tea, and a roundtable chat about marketing your home business. Each month we feature a different theme related to small business ownership. Come with a story to tell. We'd love to hear about your business values, and your ideal clients. Find out how other businesses are building relationships with their clients. Pick up new ideas to boost long-term client retention, share referrals, and exchange business cards. Tea & Accountability is our most popular monthly event, and it books up weeks in advance. Reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment! Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To register, please RSVP below then purchase your ticket on Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/2vdXhZG Seats are limited and often sell out. To guarantee your spot, you must purchase your ticket in advance on Eventbrite. Cancellation policy: - RSVPs are transferable. - If you cancel your RSVP before August 6, we will carry your payment forward for 30 days so you can attend the following month's event. After 30 days, your credit expires. - No refunds issued for cancellations after August 6.

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Navigating Challenges: Tea & Accountability Mastermind May

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

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