What we're about

"FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS MAKE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS" - J.Z.

Calling all Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and those who dream of running their own venture!

If you desire to expand your business network, make more friends, find new customers and become a leader in your community, we have a fun and informal social networking group that is just right for you.

We have met weekly at different places in and around town to connect with others & learn "best practice" sales, marketing, finance and time management tactics and strategies from your city’s top entrepreneurs. Our most consistent venue is the big conference room in the La Vista Library (9110 Giles Rd). At our last meetings, we have discussed moving to every other week (especially going into Spring and Summer with all of the activities that our members are involved in. So, we are giving that a try to see how that works.

We have a topic each week (usually requested by our members) in a short presentation that is geared to help our members find Smart Success in their businesses. Around those presentations and in response to them, we do REAL networking - helping each other find success. We have a group goal of helping each of our members find five customers that they can directly attribute to being in Smart Success Business Network.

The Smart Success Business Network is a community run by volunteers with 101 Meetup groups in 101 cities across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States.

OUR EVENTS ARE FREE AND ALL BUSINESS OWNERS & MANAGERS ARE WELCOME.
• No attendance commitment required.
• You can arrive and leave on your schedule.
• No elevator pitches in front of the group required.
• Informal bar/restaurant meetings in the evenings.
• Most meetups are between Tuesdays & Thursdays - our typical is Tuesday from 5:30 - 7:00.
• No long sit down meals next to strangers.

Our mission is to encourage business success by recruiting small business owners to give group talks to their peers, potential customers and suppliers and new entrepreneurs to share their expertise and offer words of support and encouragement to their community.

We are also known as a "Pay it Forward" group. You might find your ideal client/customer here in your first meetup but it's more likely you will meet someone who can benefit from goods & services offered by your friends.

By networking to help other business owners and recommending products or services by other members, the benefits of increased sales accumulate to everyone in the group.

Benefits of networking with us:

You will learn how to avoid unprofitable markets, attract the right customers, block negative critical thinking, be both effective and efficient, understand cash flow and much more.

Though powerful stories and proven strategies, you will learn how to boldly harness your creative force, break free of fear and get your life and business aligned with your values and the market's needs.

With the right knowledge and support, you can design a life and business that embodies strength and boldness that you know you are capable of. See you at one of our meetings soon.

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Our Meetup Schedule

La Vista Public Library

WHAT: TBA. Our meetings generally focus on learning a topic related to business and entrepreneurship. We'll fill in the details here when we have them! Read below for more on the group and our meetings. Schedule: 5:30pm-5:45pm - Arrive and Mingle 5:45pm-5:50pm - Announcements and Introductions 5:50pm-6:45pm - Presentation, Discussion and Q&A 6:45pm-7:00pm - Mingle and Network SMART SUCCESS: As those of you who’ve attended past events know, this is a unique educational networking group. We’re relentlessly focused on providing relevant education on topics surrounding running a business, no matter what phase you’re in. On Tuesday, we will follow our typical meeting agenda. We will have networking time bookending a presentation/discussion. There's almost always someone new to meet and interact with and we're fortunate to have a devoted core group that really work to help each other out. Your participation is the key. If you’re there just to learn – great! If you're a seasoned veteran or expert – great! Come and share your experience. If you simply want to network with other great entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals in the Omaha business community – great! Come meet some new people. We meet at 5:30 (or as soon as you can get there) in the big conference room of the La Vista Library. I hope you can make it - I am sure you will be glad you did. SSBN Leadership Team Ken Demlow, Katie Anderson, Eliza Burr, Joe Sova, & Joe Finelli

Our Meetup Schedule

La Vista Public Library

WHAT: TBA. Our meetings generally focus on learning a topic related to business and entrepreneurship. We'll fill in the details here when we have them! Read below for more on the group and our meetings. Schedule: 5:30pm-5:45pm - Arrive and Mingle 5:45pm-5:50pm - Announcements and Introductions 5:50pm-6:45pm - Presentation, Discussion and Q&A 6:45pm-7:00pm - Mingle and Network SMART SUCCESS: As those of you who’ve attended past events know, this is a unique educational networking group. We’re relentlessly focused on providing relevant education on topics surrounding running a business, no matter what phase you’re in. On Tuesday, we will follow our typical meeting agenda. We will have networking time bookending a presentation/discussion. There's almost always someone new to meet and interact with and we're fortunate to have a devoted core group that really work to help each other out. Your participation is the key. If you’re there just to learn – great! If you're a seasoned veteran or expert – great! Come and share your experience. If you simply want to network with other great entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals in the Omaha business community – great! Come meet some new people. We meet at 5:30 (or as soon as you can get there) in the big conference room of the La Vista Library. I hope you can make it - I am sure you will be glad you did. SSBN Leadership Team Ken Demlow, Katie Anderson, Eliza Burr, Joe Sova, & Joe Finelli

Our Meetup Schedule

La Vista Public Library

WHAT: TBA. Our meetings generally focus on learning a topic related to business and entrepreneurship. We'll fill in the details here when we have them! Read below for more on the group and our meetings. Schedule: 5:30pm-5:45pm - Arrive and Mingle 5:45pm-5:50pm - Announcements and Introductions 5:50pm-6:45pm - Presentation, Discussion and Q&A 6:45pm-7:00pm - Mingle and Network SMART SUCCESS: As those of you who’ve attended past events know, this is a unique educational networking group. We’re relentlessly focused on providing relevant education on topics surrounding running a business, no matter what phase you’re in. On Tuesday, we will follow our typical meeting agenda. We will have networking time bookending a presentation/discussion. There's almost always someone new to meet and interact with and we're fortunate to have a devoted core group that really work to help each other out. Your participation is the key. If you’re there just to learn – great! If you're a seasoned veteran or expert – great! Come and share your experience. If you simply want to network with other great entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals in the Omaha business community – great! Come meet some new people. We meet at 5:30 (or as soon as you can get there) in the big conference room of the La Vista Library. I hope you can make it - I am sure you will be glad you did. SSBN Leadership Team Ken Demlow, Katie Anderson, Eliza Burr, Joe Sova, & Joe Finelli

Our Meetup Schedule

La Vista Public Library

WHAT: TBA. Our meetings generally focus on learning a topic related to business and entrepreneurship. We'll fill in the details here when we have them! Read below for more on the group and our meetings. Schedule: 5:30pm-5:45pm - Arrive and Mingle 5:45pm-5:50pm - Announcements and Introductions 5:50pm-6:45pm - Presentation, Discussion and Q&A 6:45pm-7:00pm - Mingle and Network SMART SUCCESS: As those of you who’ve attended past events know, this is a unique educational networking group. We’re relentlessly focused on providing relevant education on topics surrounding running a business, no matter what phase you’re in. On Tuesday, we will follow our typical meeting agenda. We will have networking time bookending a presentation/discussion. There's almost always someone new to meet and interact with and we're fortunate to have a devoted core group that really work to help each other out. Your participation is the key. If you’re there just to learn – great! If you're a seasoned veteran or expert – great! Come and share your experience. If you simply want to network with other great entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals in the Omaha business community – great! Come meet some new people. We meet at 5:30 (or as soon as you can get there) in the big conference room of the La Vista Library. I hope you can make it - I am sure you will be glad you did. SSBN Leadership Team Ken Demlow, Katie Anderson, Eliza Burr, Joe Sova, & Joe Finelli

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