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How to gain a competitive advantage!

You’ve heard the old saying ‘if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got’ … nothing is truer than wasting energy, time, and money by battling through rather than doing the work that might lead to a longer-term solution.  So how do you stop?  By implementing some leverage building strategies in your business.  Leverage is one of the most important components and frameworks for success in any business and industry in the world.  In fact, it’s critical.  This is how you gain a competitive advantage.

Leveraging aspects in your business is about replicating the fundamentals that work over the course of time, and then you must ensure that you are adding value so that your future revenue is predictable.  

Attend this event and you will learn:

  •  * How you can make sure your business is ‘exitable'.
  • * What you can automate, delegate, and outsource.
  • * And most importantly ... what you shouldn't be doing!

Meeting monthly, the M500 group is Melbourne’s premier small business event business owners turning over $1M+ per annum. You’ll learn from speakers and interviewees who’ve faced – and overcome – the challenges you’re facing. Then you’ll discuss what you’ve learned with like-minded business owners. Check out the video to find out more.

Speakers

Guest Speaker

Michelle Kleinert, Mayor of Manningham City Council

Known for her vivacious personality, Mayor Kleinert was elected almost a year ago, and is well known for her ability to connect and engage with people of all ages.  She is a strong advocate for the youth of our future and a strong believer in making sure we provide support for them, foster their development, and provide the best opportunity for them to succeed. Mayor Kleinert has leveraged her efforts this year for the National Mental Health Foundation – Headspace and she will share how this was achieved.

Business in Reflection

Andrew and Amanda Ibrahim, The Fish & Burger Co

Established just over 2 years ago, The Fish & Burger Co is a city-like restaurant venue located in the heart of Manningham.  A destination for great food, Andrew and Amanda have built a reputation for being people centric; from their exceptional customer service, to their social media and high profile ‘foodie’ following and charitable work supporting the local community.  With offers from investors to take their concept overseas, they will share how they fuel their constant drive to maintain their competitive edge.

What is M500?

Success in business comes from sharing information. From challenging others. And from being challenged.

But most importantly, it comes from inspiration. The inspiration that can only come from associating with high-level entrepreneurs.

M500 is all of the above. Held monthly, M500 business advisory events combine educational guest speakers and industry networking. It’s an opportunity to learn from inspiring business leaders who’ve turned small businesses into empires.

It’s also an open forum that encourages interactive business learning and peer networking. M500 brings together like-minded professionals for a welcome break from the isolation that often accompanies business ownership.

Who is M500 for?

M500 is for the business owner turning over $1M+ per annum who wants to start thinking bigger. Being braver. And who’s set their sights on becoming a benchmark of business success.

The result is a diverse community of business owners. From every industry imaginable. Sole traders to CEOs. All united by one passion – the genuine desire for continued business success.

We named ourselves Business Benchmark Group for a reason. Here’s where we showcase the benchmarks of our succesful business community.

How does M500 work?

M500 isn’t your typical business networking event. If you’re looking for another stale lecture, you’re in the wrong place.

M500 is an eclectic mix of reciprocal education and networking in a stand-up style format.

Each three hour session features a healthy dose of business inspiration delivered by a prominent guest speaker.

Past speakers have included:

  • Joseph Lattouf, co-founder of Hairhouse Warehouse
  • Brendan Dover, owner of The Drain Main
  • James Hatzolos, co-Director of Barry Plant Manningham

And you’ll have ample opportunity to pick their brains – one-on-one.

You’ll also hear rousing success stories from our Champion in Business interviewees. This is your opportunity to put your questions to business owners on their way to huge success.

You’ll then have chance to network with ambitious business owners. Swap cards and stories with like-minded M500 community members who want to expand their circle of business contacts.

And of course, enjoy refreshments on the house.

What will I learn?

As much as you want to. M500 is a golden opportunity to escape your comfort zone and learn from like-minded business owners.

You’ll get a rare opportunity to get useful answers to questions like “how do I know my business is on the right track?” And “am I even asking myself the right questions?”

To get the most out of M500, be prepared to:

  • Accept the challenge of thinking big issued by big-thinking business owners
  • Engage with a supportive network of business owners with big ambitions
  • Understand what growth mode really means and how to make it happen
  • Speed network to quickly fill your contacts book
  • Hear targeted advice on crucial areas of growth
  • Put concrete learnings into practice straight away
  • Engage in a think tank format that pushes you to keep thinking bigger and braver

What will I gain?

Confidence. Support. Friends in the industry. And the motivation to turn your businesses into a profit machine.

You’ll come away from M500 feeling energised and positive – relishing the challenge ahead. You’ll feel ready to:

  • Achieve nothing but excellence
  • Find creative solutions to roadblocks
  • Attain a better quality of life

It’s the kind of opportunity money can’t buy. But just for good measure, we throw in a few extras you can put a price on.

Each M500 attendee receives:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Free education from guest speakers
  • Think Tank and Brain Stretch discussions
  • Canapes

What makes M500 different?

M500 is a refreshing alternative to lecture-heavy small business events and workshops. It’s too easy to passively nod along and take down notes you’ll never read again. And nothing worth having ever came easily.

So we focus on action.

Just like everything Business Benchmark Group does, M500 always centres around action you can take – short and long term – to propel your business towards your growth targets.

So come with an open mind, a head full of questions and a healthy desire to get involved. Bring your business cards. Bring a guest if you like. Just be sure to register today as M500 events regularly sell out well in advance. Don’t miss out! Sign up online today.

Ready for action? Start with this one – register for the next M500 event.

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