What we're about
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Thank you for visiting our Coffee Shake MeetUp Site.
Coffee Shake is a new kind of networking platform whereby we combine and promote:
♦ Business-to-Business Convergence
♦ Social Atmospheric Connections
♦ Collective Contribution to Our Communities
Unlike the traditional networking groups that we have all grown accustomed to, our group does not follow the "exclusivity" standard by locking out interested participants, nor does it encourage competition among it's members.
> embraces the concept of collaboration,
> promotes building connections,
> advocates the inspiring of others,
> supports cooperative relationships,
> knows that taking action produces results,
> understands that people need people,
> believes in leveraging the expansion of social circles,
> realizes that everyone has something of worth to offer,
> finds extraordinary value in giving and sharing,
..and applauds those who want to be a part of this type of environment !
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This is an excellent opportunity to jump out of your comfort zone !
Build New Relationships with Friends & Business Professionals !
Come Share Your Products / Services / Knowledge / Resources & Talents !
We Want to Get to Know YOU !!
♦ MEMBERSHIP IS FREE !
♦ DRINK OR FOOD PURCHASE IS REQUIRED WHEN ATTENDING A MEETING OR FREE WORKSHOP
♦ NO COST WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS FOR MEMBERS (Terms Apply)
> Gain Excellent Exposure
> Offer Free Information To Expand Your Lead Base
> Be A Resource to Your Customers
> Drive More Business & Grow Your Clientele
♦ EXCELLENT MEETING ATMOSPHERE
♦ GREAT FOOD ! GREAT COFFEE ! GREAT COMPANY ! & GREAT OPPORTUNITY !
♦ ALL MEETINGS ARE A "MIXER" SETTING SO...
> Bring your best social skills
> Bring extra business cards
> Bring any promos to pass out
"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!" -Henry Ford
....a word from our Coffee Shake Founders/Organizers
In the 12 years of being a business owner, I have learned that "personal referral" is one of the best ways to grow a business.
It's all about getting out there, shaking hands and meeting new people, face to face.
It's about showing them first hand what a valuable asset you could be to them.
I believe that "relationships" are the "true wealth"of society. Not anyone of us is capable of knowing everything BUT if you are connected to several people who know different things, you can have an abundance of valuable resources at your fingertips. What you know could be the missing puzzle piece to someones network of relationships, information and ideas. You will never know how much you are needed until you make yourself available to the unlimited possibilities that are out there.
YOU are a Valuable Asset to others!
Have you heard the phrase, "It's not what you know, it's WHO you know" ??
Well, I believe it's a combination of BOTH!!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through this site.
I'm very much looking forward to meeting all of you !
Your Organizer & Website Admin,
~ Christine Marie Bryant / Coffee Shake Co-Founder
"The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many."
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I stand in strong support of the points that my sister shares. Referrals and business go together like peanut butter and jelly.
My pointers come in the form of a true childhood story I would like to share with you.
I have been an aspiring entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. I recall almost 3 decades ago when Chris and I had our very first lemonade stand. I think it was the very first time I experienced the exhilaration of making my own $$ by being creative and having fun doing it. Of course we both made enough that weekend to go buy something on our wish list. Back then, for me, it was a new Barbie Corvette. This last September, it was the real deal, a brand new C-300 Benz. It has been a long road traveled, but I am excited everyday to continue to explore the journey and share what I can with others.
But the Lemonade Stand story gets better.....
Something else Chris and I experienced that weekend as we were counting all our quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies from all the lemonade we sold....we made new friends. And a lot of 'em.
In the following weeks we were showing every neighborhood kid how to have their own lemonade stand but in the process we found that they brought new ideas too. New drink flavors, personalized cups, coupons to come again! It was great! As kids, we didn't realize it, but we were all collaborating with one another and leveraging off each other's ideas. With all the parents' support and traffic going by we knew there was enough business to go around for everyone. The feeling of making a difference and sharing our knowledge felt even better then just going to Toys R Us and buying the latest new toy. And we never had a thought to compete against the other neighborhood kids. Working together....it just felt right! It was a Win-Win-Win for Everyone!
My journey since then has shown me much more...
Taking action , being consistent , working smart and having goals were hard lessons learned, but the diligence paid off. And while I knew that these things were imperative to achieving success, I also learned that those things were still not enough.
I came to experience that Believing in Yourself is the main ingredient to co-creating the life you dream of.
One way of increasing your belief in yourself is to surround yourself with others that will be supportive and believe in you too!,.......while at the same time you take the opportunity to do the same for them.
I BELIEVE IN YOU!! I look forward to getting to know every one of you, learning new things, exploring collaborations, volunteering together and being of a resource and inspiration in any way that I can.
Thank you for joining and Welcome to Coffee Shake !
Your Organizer & Website Admin,
~ Cynthia Bryant / Coffee Shake Co-Founder
"To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves" -Peter McWilliams