What we're about

Entrepreneurship is empowerment - and social capital is currency.

We are part of one of the largest business alliances in Southern California for entrepreneurs and business professionals - with over 30,000 combined members. More on this below.

If you're working on business #1 ... or even business #100, this community is here to help make valuable connections with potential business partners or investors, as well as learn from experts regarding the skillsets and mindsets necessary to succeed in today's entrepreneurial environment.

Our members include but are not limited to: entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate executives, company representatives, tech professionals, creative arts professionals, angel and accredited investors, startup experts, revolutionary startup entrepreneurs looking to change the world - or their local community (lean, bootstrap, crowdfunding, or venture capital focused), and people seeking to expand their professional development and/or network.

The Harvard Business Review has noted: "Face-to-face communication is the broadest bandwidth communication you can have in professional life", and we believe the current business environment will continue a transition towards what thought leader Seth Godin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ_D2BNqRzU) refers to as the "connection economy" - where value is increasingly created through the connections we make and less so through industrialism.

Therefore we endeavor to provide networking and educational events that will be uniquely effective in initiating professional connections, developing important relationships, and leveraging social capital to grow a business and increase personal influence.

It only takes one person to change our personal or professional lives. Undoubtedly, you will make new connections at our events likely to change yours... forever. Every event will have its own unique opportunities. Every. Single. One. It's "about time" to enhance your Networking ROI:

- Return on financial investment.
- Return on time investment.
- Return on emotional investment.
- Return on influence.
- Return on integrity.
- Return on ideas.

Thank you for your consideration in sharing this group with your network, and/or bringing a friend or business associate with you to our events. As author and thought leader Simon Sinek noted:

"We do not become great leaders, we do not fulfill our potential when we work to see ourselves grow or rise. It is when we devote ourselves to seeing those around us rise that we actually grow. And when the people we care about also work to see us grow, then they too will grow... The only true way for any of us to grow, to truly fulfill our full potential, is when we work to help others do the same."

I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event. :-)

Regards,

Doug Means
http://linkedin.com/in/dougmeans

More about us:

We are part of one of the largest business alliances in Southern California for entrepreneurs and business professionals. Since 2004 we've scheduled face-to-face networking events, workshops, speaker events and professional development opportunities to support the Southern California business community. Our organization was established in San Diego, and is now rapidly expanding within Greater Los Angeles:
https://www.meetup.com/topics/networking-roi/all/

Please consider joining our 1000+ person LinkedIn group:
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/95137

And also our BRAND NEW group to carry on chat & conversations with people you've met at our events on Facebook! No self-promoting spam though please - it's your opportunity to show your generosity to others in the community first. Thank you for your kind understanding.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/sandiegobusinessnetworking/

Our events continue the spirit of service to the small business community - and honor the memory - of Southern California business leader Rod Means (1938-2015).

Thank you.

"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art." - Andy Warhol

Upcoming events (5+)

Exceptional Entrepreneurs Encinitas Luncheon (first 20 free on Eventbrite)

Why go it alone? It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet today at "EE"? Exceptional Entrepreneurs serves the local community of business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors with regular opportunities (for over 10 years) to connect face-to-face. We serve a community that is mutually supportive and generous. The community embraces life-long learning, and events include elements of professional development and/or education, as this stregthens the community's ability to support one-another. With over 5000 members (and 25000 combined members through our alliance partner groups for professionals), nearly every one of our events has new, first-time attendees looking to make brand new connections. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Exceptional Entrepreneurs is one of the largest business networking organizations in San Diego County - and one of the best values in business networking locally. At EE: - There is no membership required. - There is no attendance requirement. - There is no business profession or category exclusivity. ALL business professions are welcome to attend! First-time visitors should anticipate a positive and productive experience to increase business visibility among other supportive San Diego professionals. Networking Tip: Bring plenty of business cards with you to the event. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Meeting Fee: $10 (online or at the door). Restaurant purchase required. *** Complimentary Admission Available: for up to 20 attendees on Eventbrite ONLY. First-come, first served (free admission option becomes available on Eventbrite one week before the meeting). Attendance no-show will risk the loss of privilege for complimentary admission in the future. Please cancel registration at least 1 day ahead of event if unavailable. *** # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Luncheon Meeting Agenda: - 11:30am - 12:00pm; Open Networking - 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Introductions, featured speakers, + more! We end at 1:00pm sharp. Featured Speaker slots: 8 minutes each, with 2 available per meeting. Register for one - or both (for 16 minutes total) - here: https://eespeaker2.eventbrite.com - Exceptional Entrepreneurs was founded in November, 2008 by David & Gina Demangos. Since then, "EE" has become one of San Diego's largest business networking organizations, due to the Demangos' vision and leadership to provide "exceptional" opportunities for connecting local professionals. David Demangos is a Keller-Williams real estate agent in San Diego. For more information on David, please see: Awesome San Diego Real Estate: http://www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com "Effective networking is a learned skill. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are highly trusted professionals who share ideas and know that in order to receive you must first be willing to give." - David Demangos Thank you for your continuing support of "EE"! See you at the next event.

Exceptional Entrepreneurs Mission Valley Luncheon (first 40 free on Eventbrite)

Why go it alone? It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet today at "EE"? Exceptional Entrepreneurs serves the local community of business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors with regular opportunities (for over 10 years) to connect face-to-face. We serve a community that is mutually supportive and generous. The community embraces life-long learning, and events include elements of professional development and/or education, as this stregthens the community's ability to support one-another. With over 5000 members, nearly every one of our events has new, first-time attendees looking to make brand new connections. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Exceptional Entrepreneurs is one of the largest business networking organizations in San Diego County - and one of the best values in business networking locally. At EE: - There is no membership required. - There is no attendance requirement. - There is no business profession or category exclusivity. ALL business professions are welcome to attend! First-time visitors should anticipate a positive and productive experience to increase business visibility among other supportive San Diego professionals. Networking Tip: Bring plenty of business cards with you to the event. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Meeting Fee: $10 (online or at the door). Restaurant purchase required. *** Complimentary Admission Available: for up to 40 attendees on Eventbrite ONLY. First-come, first served (free admission option becomes available on Eventbrite one week before the meeting). Attandance no-show will risk the loss of privilege for complimentary admission in the future. Please cancel registration at least 1 day ahead of event if unavailable. *** # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Luncheon Meeting Agenda: - 11:30am - 12:00pm; Open Networking - 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Introductions, featured speakers, + more! We end at 1:00pm sharp. Featured Speaker slots: 8 minutes each, with 2 available per meeting. Register for one - or both (for 16 minutes total) - here: https://eespeaker1.eventbrite.com - Exceptional Entrepreneurs was founded in November, 2008 by David & Gina Demangos. Since then, "EE" has become one of San Diego's largest business networking organizations, due to the Demangos' vision and leadership to provide "exceptional" opportunities for connecting local professionals. David Demangos is a Keller-Williams real estate agent in San Diego. For more information on David, please see: Awesome San Diego Real Estate: http://www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com "Effective networking is a learned skill. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are highly trusted professionals who share ideas and know that in order to receive you must first be willing to give." - David Demangos Thank you for your continuing support of "EE" in San Diego! See you at the next event.

Exceptional Entrepreneurs Mission Valley Luncheon (first 40 free on Eventbrite)

Why go it alone? It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet today at "EE"? Exceptional Entrepreneurs serves the local community of business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors with regular opportunities (for over 10 years) to connect face-to-face. We serve a community that is mutually supportive and generous. The community embraces life-long learning, and events include elements of professional development and/or education, as this stregthens the community's ability to support one-another. With over 5000 members, nearly every one of our events has new, first-time attendees looking to make brand new connections. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Exceptional Entrepreneurs is one of the largest business networking organizations in San Diego County - and one of the best values in business networking locally. At EE: - There is no membership required. - There is no attendance requirement. - There is no business profession or category exclusivity. ALL business professions are welcome to attend! First-time visitors should anticipate a positive and productive experience to increase business visibility among other supportive San Diego professionals. Networking Tip: Bring plenty of business cards with you to the event. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Meeting Fee: $10 (online or at the door). Restaurant purchase required. *** Complimentary Admission Available: for up to 40 attendees on Eventbrite ONLY. First-come, first served (free admission option becomes available on Eventbrite one week before the meeting). Attandance no-show will risk the loss of privilege for complimentary admission in the future. Please cancel registration at least 1 day ahead of event if unavailable. *** # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Luncheon Meeting Agenda: - 11:30am - 12:00pm; Open Networking - 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Introductions, featured speakers, + more! We end at 1:00pm sharp. Featured Speaker slots: 8 minutes each, with 2 available per meeting. Register for one - or both (for 16 minutes total) - here: https://eespeaker1.eventbrite.com - Exceptional Entrepreneurs was founded in November, 2008 by David & Gina Demangos. Since then, "EE" has become one of San Diego's largest business networking organizations, due to the Demangos' vision and leadership to provide "exceptional" opportunities for connecting local professionals. David Demangos is a Keller-Williams real estate agent in San Diego. For more information on David, please see: Awesome San Diego Real Estate: http://www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com "Effective networking is a learned skill. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are highly trusted professionals who share ideas and know that in order to receive you must first be willing to give." - David Demangos Thank you for your continuing support of "EE" in San Diego! See you at the next event.

Exceptional Entrepreneurs Mission Valley Luncheon (first 40 free on Eventbrite)

Why go it alone? It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet today at "EE"? Exceptional Entrepreneurs serves the local community of business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors with regular opportunities (for over 10 years) to connect face-to-face. We serve a community that is mutually supportive and generous. The community embraces life-long learning, and events include elements of professional development and/or education, as this stregthens the community's ability to support one-another. With over 5000 members, nearly every one of our events has new, first-time attendees looking to make brand new connections. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Exceptional Entrepreneurs is one of the largest business networking organizations in San Diego County - and one of the best values in business networking locally. At EE: - There is no membership required. - There is no attendance requirement. - There is no business profession or category exclusivity. ALL business professions are welcome to attend! First-time visitors should anticipate a positive and productive experience to increase business visibility among other supportive San Diego professionals. Networking Tip: Bring plenty of business cards with you to the event. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Meeting Fee: $10 (online or at the door). Restaurant purchase required. *** Complimentary Admission Available: for up to 40 attendees on Eventbrite ONLY. First-come, first served (free admission option becomes available on Eventbrite one week before the meeting). Attandance no-show will risk the loss of privilege for complimentary admission in the future. Please cancel registration at least 1 day ahead of event if unavailable. *** # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Complimentary admission (limited) only available through: http://networkingee.eventbrite.com # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Luncheon Meeting Agenda: - 11:30am - 12:00pm; Open Networking - 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Introductions, featured speakers, + more! We end at 1:00pm sharp. Featured Speaker slots: 8 minutes each, with 2 available per meeting. Register for one - or both (for 16 minutes total) - here: https://eespeaker1.eventbrite.com - Exceptional Entrepreneurs was founded in November, 2008 by David & Gina Demangos. Since then, "EE" has become one of San Diego's largest business networking organizations, due to the Demangos' vision and leadership to provide "exceptional" opportunities for connecting local professionals. David Demangos is a Keller-Williams real estate agent in San Diego. For more information on David, please see: Awesome San Diego Real Estate: http://www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com "Effective networking is a learned skill. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are highly trusted professionals who share ideas and know that in order to receive you must first be willing to give." - David Demangos Thank you for your continuing support of "EE" in San Diego! See you at the next event.

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