Business Networking

18 03, 2020

Where the Western Suburbs business community has conversations


It seems we struck a chord We have had some wonderful feedback about our December blog post  on supporting local community organisations. It's great to have such a positive response and know we struck the right chord. If you like what we said about going out and getting involved please tell people about it and share it on your preferred social media service. In other words, let’s get a conversation going. Now that we're on the subject of conversations We believe the best conversations are the ones you have face-to-face. Yes, the old-fashioned way, when the person [...]

Where the Western Suburbs business community has conversations2022-03-14T12:40:50+08:00
17 12, 2019

Community connections help us all


It’s that time of year again. The time when, amid the frenzy of clearing your desk before the long break, going to parties, attending school speech nights and buying Christmas presents, you might be reflecting on what you did during the past year and what you can do differently in the next. If you are, you’re in good company. During the Christmas and New Year season, many of us discover an itch to change something in our lives. Sometimes, that ‘something’ is easy to identify and turns into a specific goal such as finding a new job, buying a [...]

Community connections help us all2020-06-09T14:31:02+08:00
5 11, 2019

Use your elevator pitch wisely


Do you have an elevator pitch? You know, that brief, well-rehearsed speech that’s designed to get the listener interested in your product, service or business idea. It’s called an elevator pitch because it should be short enough to deliver during an elevator ride. The theory is that if your pitch is successful, you’ll have the other person hooked and eager to know more before the door opens at their floor. Because your elevator pitch can help you win new business, it’s worth putting time and effort into preparing one that’s ready to use at the right time. The question, [...]

Use your elevator pitch wisely2019-11-20T12:45:56+08:00
1 10, 2019

Three business networking myths busted


Three business networking myths busted Are you someone who thinks business networking isn’t for you? If so, you’re not alone. That’s because one of the most effective ways to build business and get referrals is also one of the most misunderstood. If you’re one of those business networking sceptics, perhaps we can give you a fresh perspective by debunking three commonly accepted myths. Myth 1 - Networking is all about attending events If all you ever do is turn up at networking events, you're robbing yourself of opportunities to develop  the connections that are essential for successful business networking. [...]

Three business networking myths busted2019-11-05T15:36:08+08:00
9 09, 2019

What is business networking?


What is Business Networking? Networking has been part of business life for thousands of years. For example, history tells us that commerce and trade in ancient Greece and Rome relied heavily on personal networks. Fast forward to today and, done properly, networking can be an extremely cost-effective way to get referrals and boost your bottom line. If you belong to a business association where you build a solid network of people who know and trust you, the revenue you generate over the years should make the annual membership fee and the price of event tickets look trivial. Unfortunately, the [...]

What is business networking?2019-09-09T13:22:44+08:00

What our members say

We have been a WSBA Gold member now  for over ten years and have recently taken up the opportunity to become a Diamond member. The value proposition to become a Diamond member was very strong including attendances at WSBA events and ongoing exposure for our business through the various marketing platforms utilised by the WSBA. Well done to the WSBA team! Mark Hann, Tactica Partners
Richard Noble have been a great supporter of the WSBA for over 10 years and will continue to do so as a Platinum member. WSBA events are always well run, informative and relevant to the business community and we enjoy the recognition provided to sponsors. Well done to the team of the WSBA for always making us feel appreciated. Alex Gregg, Richard Noble
I’ve enjoyed being a Diamond partner due to the unrivalled customer service I’ve received from Radi and Mel. These two ladies are the true diamonds as they endured great pains in ensuring we do not miss out on events, as well as facilitating quality interactions between members. Moreover, people do not realise the effort involved in event organisations where every minute detail of catering, drinks, venue choice, speaker and decorations are being thought of time and time again. Throw in the endless unpredictable nature of COVID, this brings difficulties to the next level. Hence this is why I appreciate being part of this special organisation and recommend like-minded business owners to join. Bernard Chia, ALYKA
Being a Platinum Member offers a huge amount of exposure to both the membership and the Western Suburbs community. It also shows that our business is committed to giving back to our community and being a part of something bigger. As a Platinum Member, you're well looked after by the WSBA team and benefit from early access to event tickets (some of which sell out in 24hrs) and having your branding at every event too. Everything's better in Platinum! Ant Ulijn, emanation
Professional and focused on connections in a community that really mean something. One of the premier Perth networks. Highly recommended. Breanna Lane, Breanna Property
Excellent events, great people and always a smile from the WSBA committee and staff. Gareth Lane, Concise Digital
WSBA is one of the leading networking associations in Perth. Every event I’ve been to has been extremely beneficial for my business. The events are created in a way where you create organic business relations with fellow business owners which is well aligned with my business development. WSBA is a great balance of creating memorable experiences and great business relationships. Sandra Tricoli, Savvy Creations
Top Level event last night for W.S.B.A. - great panel especially Jim Tsagalis. Adrian Law, A.H Law Accounting & SMSF Auditing
Western Suburbs Business Association / Lexus of Perth event last night was a great forum to meet like minded business people it was fantastic the energy and vibe was a credit to the team at WSBA and Lexus of Perth, thanking you. Jane Taylor, Optus North
A fantastic WSBA property dinner event last night, excellent current market info and great opportunity to talk to the experts and meet people involved in the Perth property market. Cullen Macleod
Great organisation, highly recommend we have made some great connections. Charlene Wade, Venues West
WSBA know how to put a great networking event together with like minded professionals, in a friendly welcoming environment conducive to building professional relationships. Brilliantly proactive and engaging committee. Highly recommend this group. Suza Tordorovska, Bendigo Bank
I recently attended the women in business lunch and it was fantastic! Everyone was so inviting and friendly when I arrived. I learnt and I laughed, plus it was a nice break from my general work day. I'm looking forward to attending more of your support network events in the future. Nicole Molloy, Concise Digital
I've been a member of the WSBA for 12 months now and have been very impressed with the organisation. I've enjoyed meeting a very interesting group of local business people, and the functions and networking opportunities have been first class. Annabelle Walsh, Staywest Apartments
We have been going to WSBA events for a few years now and have developed a number of great business relationships as a result. The events are always excellent (great locations, food, drinks, etc) and the people in attendance are very friendly and cover a diverse range of industries. If you're looking to grow your network, the WSBA is well worth taking a close look at... what's more, you don't have to be in the Western Suburbs to get involved. Stephen Spry, CBSW Tax & Business Advisors
Referrals and Networking are key to business growth and must be part of your strategy! The WSBA events are dynamic and provide the opportunity to network in a social and friendly environment. The connections and business relationships I have built over 10 years and the results speak for themselves. Get in touch with the WSBA and attend an event I promise you won't be disappointed. Jamie Duff, Qbit
Since being a member of WSBA, Ultimo Catering and Events has gained a great exposure to businesses in the Western Suburbs and my business contacts have increased accordingly. The WSBA is definitely increasing in membership and this is evident at the networking functions. So I would encourage business owners/managers in the Western Suburbs to get on board, become a member and get the benefits of meeting with like minded people and businesses in a relaxed and casual environment. Clark Wilmot, Ultimo Catering and Events
The WSBA is a fun, useful and educational networking group. It sets itself apart from other networking groups in a number of ways, including being the most friendly and welcoming group I have ever been to, with particular ways to make people feel welcome, for example introducing new members to other members and the committee when they first arrive. Combined with really useful, interesting, and fun events, the events have a fantastic turnout every month, and I have got to know some really great people and made some excellent business connections! I really enjoy going to their events - when time is so precious for all of us, it is critical that we choose to spend time in ways gives us a return on that investment, which WSBA absolutely does. Highly recommend! Catriona Macleod, Cullen Macleod
The Western Suburbs Business Association comprises of members who like to casually catch up with each other from time to time. The reason I enjoy it so much is the quality of the people who attend their functions. We have been fortunate to partner with them on numerous different occasions.” Aaron McDonald, Managing Director, Pragma Lawyers
A friendly group of business professionals who always make you feel welcome. If you enjoy making new connections, listening to inspiring presenters and networking sundowners - this is the place! Adrienne Whiting, Whiting Media