Have you ever wondered how all of the great networking/professional education groups get created?
They start when a couple of people go looking around for a group, find each other, but can’t find an existing group….which is exactly what happened yesterday at 8:30 AM when Tim Bourquin called me and asked if I had heard of any Southern California groups that were focused on entrepreneurs building online businesses. I told Tim, that I had not seen/heard of any. Tim said, “Why don’t we start our own?”
24 hours later: Tim has secured a location (Irvine Hyatt), placed a deposit, created a logo and has the wheels in motion.
I have been down this road once before with Tim. In December of 2004, Tim and I had a similar discussion, which led to the Orange County Podcaster Meet-up, a group still going strong 4 years later. Today, I am pleased to announce the formation of our new group, Online Money Makers.
Who can join Online Money Makers? This is a group for those who are serious about creating a real business online (not thinking about it or simply “curious’). If you are already investing time, energy, money and actively attacking this as the next great opportunity in the marketplace, then this group is for you.
What is the cost?
Unlike the last group, this one will cost $75 per event and will include lunch at nice venue combined with a speaker.
What you do get?
You will have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with other enthusiastic entrepreneurs who are trying to better serve their customers, optimize opportunities, maximize their results and expand their realm of influence through meeting like-minded individuals.
We’ll meet with the sole focus of generating new ideas for making real money online – not $3 per day with AdSense on a blog – but money that can sustain business operations and pay the owner a healthy income. If it works the way Tim and I both envision, each meeting will have a spirited debate and discussion. We’ll work hard for two hours to get to arrive at the one or two ideas that we can all immediately apply to our existing business or perhaps, create something entirely new.
I had the honor of serving on the board of our local EO (Entrepreneur Organization) chapter for years, eventually serving as President of the Orange County chapter and I see this as a similar endeavor. Tim and I have both looked for opportunities since selling our previous businesses and we both feel this is the a great opportunity, so come join us!
This is invitation only and everyone who attends will be expected to actively participate and discuss their thoughts on the subject at hand. If this sounds like something for you, join us on March 6th at the Hyatt in Irvine. Email me for an invitation and well get you set up.