Whether your business journey has just begun or you are looking to further build on your existing business, you too can reap the benefits of being a part of IWIB.
This energetic networking forum is for everyone who is keen to learn, share ideas and collaborate with others for mutual success.
IWIB director Glenda Papac said, "It's about getting to know who we do business with and to who we refer our clients and customers.
"Our aim is to help grow your business and we do this by providing you with a dynamic environment in which to learn, develop and promote yourself professionally."
This advertising feature has been sponsored by the following businesses. Click the links to find out more:
- Roo Create
- Grima Accounting
- Lancaster Law & Mediation
- The Ballet Shoppe
- The Enterprise Business Hub
- Dr Olga Lavalle
- Above and Beyond Early Childhood Consulting
- Tameka Moffat Wollongong Interior & Exterior Design
- TBC Distribution
- Lotus Wellbeing
- Concept Beautie
- Roads and Maritime Services
- Awareness Co
- Austinmer Dance Theatre
- Better Business Accounting
Join them every six weeks for their IWIB Business Networking Lunch events - or IWIB Coffee Club - in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - with people waiting to do business with you!
Whether you operate a home based business or looking to start up your own business, employed or self employed, a professional, an experienced executive or someone who has a great business idea, IWIB is for you!
At IWIB, they attract people who are:
- Business focused
- Positive and success oriented
- Dedicated to building long-term business relationships
It all began in 2006 when three business women met on a regular basis for lunch - mortgage broker Suzanne Kent, Dianne Chalk from Hillross Fairy Meadow and Glenda Papac, a practice manager at Tony Papac & Associates.
In 2007 Suzanne went to the UK to live so Glenda and Delyse Del Turco took over with the brand changing to IWIB.
They grew IWIB by taking on subscribers (or members) and much needed sponsors.
With a young family and a growing accounting practice, Delyse stepped down as a director of IWIB in 2014. Glenda is now sole director and took on an advisory board - Margaret Biggs from Illawarra Disability Trust, Dianne Chalk from Hillross Fairy Meadow and Virginia Wren from Illawarra ITeC.
At IWIB you will:
- Meet like-minded women
- Share business 'challenges' and solutions with other women in business
- Raise your business profile through positive, first class, professional networking
- Expand your network of business contacts
- Achieve cost-effective PR
- Keep in touch with trends and opportunities
- Take part in no-cost or low-cost events
There's also an annual IWIB Business Women's Long Lunch & Expo Day (Conference Day).
Benefits include IWIB events, IWIB newsletter, opportunity to set up a trade/display table at an IWIB Business Networking Lunch, and advertising on their website and Facebook.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit iwib.com.au
IBC a main sponsor
It should be 'busyness' not business because that is what it must feel like for most businesses whether small or large.
Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC), a chamber that is part of the NSW Business Chamber, is the main sponsor of the IWIB awards, as they are passionate about business too.
Working hard to make it easier for NSW businesses to do business is the role of the IBC.
Some of these services include:
Working for business, working for region
Your go-to source for starting a business
Helping business connections
Advocating for state and national issues
The business chamber helps with apprentices and trainees, business improvement, education, export support, human resources, legal advice, marketing, recruitment, workplace, health & safety, workplace relations and much more.
Whether it's goods, services or access to documentation, events, trade missions and connections, IBC do the hard work for you.
The Chamber has extensive international networks and works closely with foreign counterparts, governments and Australian exporters globally so businesses can tap into their network to take their own business overseas.
Just some some of the ways IBC can help your business succeed.