Cuppa Daisies, Events, Networking Daisies

Inaugural Business Networking Event

Last Thursday, 40 networkers gathered at the wonderful Music & Performing Arts Academy, for Cuppa Daisies’ inaugural Business Networking Event.

It was the first of its kind for Cuppa Daisies as, historically, all the Networking Daisies events have been attended by women only.  This event, however, was for everyone.  Interestingly, women still dominated the event, with 75% of the group being female and so the men were christened Honorary Networking Daisies for the event! ☺

Guests were welcomed by the lovely Cassia, decorated with bespoke décor and serving the delicious and warm Gluehwein (which was very appropriate as it was a cold + rainy evening).  Zesty Lemonade was also on offer – delicious and refreshing!

Refreshments were light finger snacks served from incredibly tasty vegan platters; the food was prepared by Michelle Pearson and her team, at the music academy.  We highly recommend the food and drinks served at Michelle’s café!

The networkers covered a wide range of industries including academics, admin + support, adult intimacy toys, children’s products, cleaning products, hardware and construction, counselling + coaching, event management + décor, finance, air + sea freight, health + beauty, household items, IT, jewellery + accessories, the motor industry, networking, pet products, property, stationery + office supplies and sweet + baked treats.

Many of these business were represented in the goody bags and / or lucky draw prizes – and we thank them for the support! 

Ciro de Siena, of cars.co.za; shared his experiences as a motoring journalist and entrepreneur and the group also enjoyed a “musical moment” when Calum’s Scott “Rise” was played for a moment of reflection and upliftment.

From the feedback received from the event, Cuppa Daisies is confident the event was a success and will definitely arrange another one before the end of 2022!

“Thank you for an awesome event that was well organised. 

Both myself and Werner really enjoyed it.  Looking forward to many more.”

Marené Burger (Financial Adviser)

A wonderful event indeed.

“The vibe and energy in the room was so palpable, thoroughly enjoyed the evening and meeting such brilliant business minds and passionate individuals. Upwards and forwards to all 🙏🌸💯👌”

From Cassia 

“Thanks Michelle for organising a lovely event. Looking forward to the next one! 🙌”

Lorraine Tonkin

“Thank you for organising a lovely evening with like-minded people.

I look forward to seeing some of you in the future at more of these events.

Warm regards, your Body Stress Release Practitioner”

Suré Tredoux 

“Thank you.  We are looking forward to see you at our network events as well.

Power in Unity”

Adrie

“Thank you for a lovely event 😀 It was beautiful to meet you all!”

Abbygale 

“Thanks so much Michelle & everyone who helped her for a really great event ♥”

Tania Slade

Please click here to see photos from the event and thank you to one + all for the support!

Networking Daisies

Michelle’s Networking Daisies

When I started the Networking Daisies in 2021, I was very open about the fact that I intended to keep the breakfast events to 24 or 25 people.  This number represents the perfect number for networking and I was pretty adamant that I would keep the breakfasts at that number and if need be, I would start a second event. 

And start a second event is exactly what I did.  😊  I took the opportunity to give the new event a different spin thus opening up the Daisies to a bigger network without having to attend both events (** more about this later). 

The model below gives an indication of the difference in the events we arrange.  They all take place in Sunningdale, on the West Coast, and except for the Business Networking Event, are for women only.

The breakfast and hour events provide a safe, social place for women to connect, support and encourage one another with mechanisms to encourage hot leads and business growth.  There are no sign-up or membership fees; Daisies pay upfront for the event they want to attend and there are no additional costs (except if they have two coffees 😊)

Daisies have the opportunity to provide prizes and goody bag contributions, providing additional opportunities to grow product and business awareness.  They also have the option to belong to a WhatsApp group on which they can share their businesses and request referrals for recommended businesses.  Daisies only have access to this group if they have attended at least ONE event in the LAST THREE months.  This means that the group remains current and active. 

** Every single Daisy that has touched the networking group in some way or another (a guest, a sponsor, a supplier) is added to a Contact List that is updated and shared with the group immediately after every event.  This means that anyone that has ever attended an event will be represented on that list; providing opportunities for current daisies to network with them.

As with any business, there are some T&C’s and these are depicted below.

Because Michelle has been networking since … forever … she has built up an impressive list of contacts for almost any business so even if the business you are looking for is not currently within her network, she can probably give you a lead anyway.  😊

The following dates have been scheduled for the balance of 2022; there might still be one or two more events planned in October / November.