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A strategic partnership idea for coffee shops and restaurants (and businesses looking for meeting spaces)
By Brenda Thomson
Do you own (or know) a coffee shop or restaurant that has quiet times when they’d love to attract more customers?
Do you own (or know) a coffee shop or restaurant that has either a separate room or a space that they could easily screen off?
With just a little bit of effort, free WiFi and a portable whiteboard, a quiet corner of a coffee shop or restaurant can easily be turned into a popular meeting spot for local business owners.
You can even have a promotion board recognising the local business owners who support the space, and perhaps a special coffee and cake offer for meeting room users.
Perhaps you could think about being a Coffee Shop Sponsor and providing the Whiteboard or a monthly prize draw for business owner users.
And everyone wins!
CEO and Founder, Synergy48 Group
Brenda has an honours degree in organizational psychology and a Graduate Certificate in training and development and she is an experienced trainer, facilitator and counsellor. She is a firm believer in mutual collaboration combined with a practical, hands on tools, strategies and systems as the most effective way to achieve real results in business.
Brenda has over 20 years of experience training in communication, team work, time management, productivity, organisation and strategic planning in large organisations. She is also the developer of the Business Benchmarking Toolkit used by Synergy48 Group members and clients to identify areas for improvement in their business processes.
Brenda is a sought after mentor, speaker and trainer in the areas of strategic partnerships and networking with a difference. She is passionate about actively giving back to the community. In addition to donating her speaking fees and a proportion of every Synergy48 Group membership to provide microfinance to help women in Malawi to start their own businesses, Brenda has climbed the Himalayas to raise money for Kids Help Line and helped lay a pipeline to supply water to a remote village in Tanzania.