South East Networks supports local businesses
July 25, 2011 by Mark
The South East Networks (SEN) is located in the city of Dandenong. Their chief aim is in “promoting business development and growth” among local business organizations. Printing companies in the area should be interested in several of their programs such as women in business, occupational health and safety, quality and manufacturing.
The SEN offers 6 separate networking groups; manufacturing, quality, women in business, exporting networks, occupational health and safety and lean manufacturing programs. Each group has monthly or every six-weekly workshops, presentations and site visits.
The General Manufacturing group offers information exchanges on supply-chain links technology transfer, product development and Benchmarking. They offer a monthly breakfast meeting where members can network with one another. There is a maximum of 25 businesses allowed in this group. In addition to the breakfast meetings they also offer presentations, workshops and visits to workplaces.
The Women in Business Forum meets every month to exchange skills, network, listen to speeches and presentations, learn about marketing and have the opportunity of receiving mentoring from a successful business woman. The Quality network meets monthly. Issues they discuss can include occupational health and safety, customer services, human resources, risk management and the latest findings of quality studies.
Networking is not a one-way street; you have to be as willing to listen and learn as you are to promote your product or service. The South East Networks organization gives you that opportunity while teaching you skills that will help to improve your businesses prospects.