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!


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!

Visit us at https://authenticnetworker.com for ideas on building your business with authenticity.


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!


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 (3)

[webinar] Get More Clients (Without Sliming on People at Networking Events)

A free, interactive ONLINE training for business owners and professionals who network to meet clients. Register for the webinar by clicking below: https://miatorr--meetupmarketer.thrivecart.com/workshop-attract-your-ideal-client/5c396a66cff6a/ How can you grow your business effectively through networking... without feeling like you're being pushy or aggressive? How can you identify who your potential clients are in a room full of new faces? And how do you do it consistently so that you can book more follow-up meetings? In this live training by Mia & Andy Torr, the founders of Authentic Networker, you'll learn how to quickly sort people at a networking event, so you know exactly how to follow up. We'll answer your questions about networking... who to meet, what to say, and how to avoid getting stuck in the social club. And we'll share how a small shift in your approach can change you from feeling "sales-y" with everyone, to building real connections that grow your business. Make sure you get an ROI on your networking this year. Join us for a special session about skills, mindset and strategy... exclusively for members of the Authentic Networker community on Meetup! Register Here: https://miatorr--meetupmarketer.thrivecart.com/workshop-attract-your-ideal-client/5c396a66cff6a/ (If you can't attend the live training, simply register to get access to the replay.)

Workshop: Attract Your Ideal Client

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Does promoting your business to everyone you meet make you feel like a politician in campaign season? Do you wish you could find the right people who see what you do, uncross their arms, and reach for their wallets? There's way to light up your ideal clients like a light bulb, and we can show you the switch. In this ONLINE workshop, you'll learn the first step to transform your approach from chasing clients to attracting them magnetically. You can register for the workshop at: https://miatorr--meetupmarketer.thrivecart.com/workshop-attract-your-ideal-client/ You'll develop an ideal client profile so you can laser target your audience with a crystal-clear marketing message. You'll come away from this workshop with a solid foundation for your marketing, even if your business serves a wide audience, and even if you've done an ideal client exercise in the past. We'll cover: the psychology (aka unicorn magic) that makes this strategy work; the exact steps to focusing on a specific audience without limiting your growth; where all these perfect people are hiding, anyway; how to write copy that attracts your perfect clients to you like Kardashians to a photo opp. It's actionable. It's easy to implement. And your marketing will flow like butter. Register Now: https://miatorr--meetupmarketer.thrivecart.com/workshop-attract-your-ideal-client/ 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 "My approach to marketing used to be scattered and not specific. This course helped me better decide how to spend time in my business, and now I know exactly how to take it to the next level." - Mandi, network marketer

Tea & Accountability Mastermind Roundtable

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

Do you work from home? Or are you thinking about working from home? 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. Bring your specific business challenges and we'll mastermind measurable, sustainable next steps your to move your business forward. 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. To register, please RSVP below then purchase your ticket via Paypal (https://www.paypal.me/authenticnetworker). You must purchase your ticket in advance to guarantee your spot as seats are limited. Cancellation policy: - RSVPs are transferable. - If you cancel your RSVP before January 14, 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 January 14.

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Tea & Accountability Mastermind Roundtable

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

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