Home Previous Workshops Is business network & industry peak body membership worth it?
Digital workshops

Is business network & industry peak body membership worth it?

Networking is “the pump at the head of a pipeline” when it comes to generating revenue for small businesses. But is it really worth it?

About this Event

Level : Beginner



Tuesday, 16 February 2021

WA: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (AWST)

NT: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (ACST)

QLD: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AEST)


Some small business owners swear that their success was built upon networking and memberships of peak industry bodies. Others wonder whether the time, energy and money was even worth it.


In Australia there are hundreds of peak industry bodies, local chambers of commerce and facilitated business networks that boast hundreds of thousands of individual members from tens of thousands of businesses nationally.


Each network has a different set of rules, ethical statements, requirements and costs involved. And all of them will work best when you put time, effort and attention into the network.


In this informative webinar from Dante St James, you will learn:

  1. The different kinds of networks available
  2. How industry peak bodies work
  3. How local business lobby groups and chambers of commerce operate
  4. The role of closed networking groups like BNI, Bx and others
  5. How to select a network that’s right for you
  6. How to get the most value out of your memberships


This workshop is brought to you by Business Station and AusIndustry under the ASBAS Digital Solutions Program




Your host is Dante St James, one of Australia’s most credentialed digital trainers. Dante holds the following qualifications and certifications:

  1. Bachelor & Master of Business Information Systems (UNSW)
  2. ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
  3. Foundational Certificate, Diploma & Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing)
  4. Diploma of Digital Media Technologies (TAFE NSW ICT50915), Website Development (TAFE NSW ICT50615) & Information Technology (TAFE NSW ICT50115)
  5. Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies (TAFE NSW ICT40815) & Web-Based Technologies (TAFE NSW ICT40315)
  6. Google & Infoxchange Digital Springboard Trainer
  7. Facebook Blueprint Lead Trainer (AU/NZ), Digital Marketing Associate, Media Planner, Media Buyer & Marketing Science


Dante is professionally associated with the Australian Marketing Institute, Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK), Australian Computer Society, Chamber of Commerce NT, Tourism Top End, the Australian Institute of Office Professionals, the ICT Industry Association of the Northern Territory, Territory Proud, Darwin Pride Festival, Skål International Darwin and .au Domain Administration.


Dante is an approved presenter of workshops for the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions program, Head of Digital at Treeti Business Consulting in Darwin, a Lead Trainer with Facebook Australia & New Zealand and the Founder of Clickstarter, a regional Australian digital marketing agency.


You can find out more about Dante at https://dantestjames.com/


#networking #chamberofcommerce #peakbody #membership #localnetworking #businessnetworking


Important – Participating businesses must be aware that this information will be provided to the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for program evaluation and reporting purposes; and businesses may be approached by a representative from the Department to complete a survey on the services provided.


PLEASE NOTE: To register for this event you must be a business (0-19 employees)  and provide your ABN.