“Deb, thanks to the first business network opportunity you invited me to. I have some great contacts now. Thank you also so much for your support, advice and consideration. It meant a lot to me.”
Deborah Lee Smith
“Susan, Just wanted to thank you again for allowing me to participate in the Opportune Business Network lunches. I found them to be both informative and enjoyable – a great mix for corporate functions! I was inspired by all the discussions around the tables at your lunches! Take care and keep in touch!”
Tilly Ryan, Chief Executive Officer at Melanoma Patients Australia
“Susan is a great organiser, very efficient Event Manager and in tune with what people need. Opportune Business has greatly helped me to not only network but actually gain clients. Thanks Susan and fellow Opportune Business members and associates.”
Adriana Summers, Director at Backtobasics Communication Services
“I have known Colin and Deb for a while now and have found them to be a wealth of knowledge and very approachable. I have been to a couple of network meetings before and found them to be uncomfortable and felt like they were a card swapping festival with pressure to come up with leads/referrals. Which meant you were getting unqualified leads that only took away from what you were trying to accomplish. I knew this would not be the case with Opportune but I am surprised at how well it was put together, not awkward at all. You can copy what a successful business does to try to get the same results but you can’t copy the culture of a business and I think Colin and the team at Opportune Network have a great culture and respectful working environment.”
Stephen Bailey
“I have to say thanks for getting it oh-so-right yesterday. The meeting was great, and was an example of what a networking meeting should be. The way you chaired it allowed it to run, and kept it all flowing in a relaxed, informative and really fun environment – it was a credit to you and to Opportune. Well done!”
Bryan Vadas, iPledg Funding Passion
“Thank you so much for a very successful weekend at the Expo. I have raved about the support you provided, the number of exhibitors and visitors to my executive. They were very impressed and I believe you contributed so much to the communication in the region with this medium. Thank you once again. Looking forward to assisting with network development or any other way that I can to support producers and small business proprietors in the region.”
Bill Fletcher, Client Liaison Officer at Kingaroy QRAA
“Thank you for your assistance with the WIDEN expo and how well you delivered them. The Committee expressed that all comments were very positive about the expo, the way it went and the positive feedback from businesses who exhibited. I personally would like to express my appreciation for your assistance and the professional manner that you conducted your functions as well as the report that you produced. This has allowed WIDEN to have a template for future Expo’s . Once again I would like to thank you for your assistance you provided to WIDEN and also your personal friendship.”
Gregory Tutt, WIDEN President at Western Ipswich Districts Enterprise Network
“Thank you for having me as a guest to your Ipswich luncheon as it was a great opportunity to connect and gain knowledge of the business folks in this new exciting territory. You are remarkable…..just so you know :)”
Charlotte Ann
“I have had the privilege of attending both an Opportune Business Network Knowledge Seminar and a number of Business Forums and I plan to continue to do so. The information I have learned from the Seminar and the contacts I have made at the Business Forums has already added value to our business and we have developed client relationships that will enable us to add value to other businesses as well. I value my membership of the Opportune Business Network.”
Mike Palmer, Director at InVision Business Group
“Outsource Service arranged a Boardroom Briefing through Deb Ribinskas – Opportune Business Network held at KPMG’s very impressive facilities in Brisbane.. Deb commenced the planning process by asking us to generate a list of likely attendees from businesses that we were targeting our new Diploma of Environmental Sustainability training program to. Deb then proceeded to generate attendees not only from our original target list but from other organisations as well, all of which were of a high quality, high yield and very interested target groups indeed. We have since commenced follow up actions on the briefing attendees and at this stage we are very optimistic about our future contact closures over the next month or so. I thoroughly recommend any business small or large to utilise Opportune’s Boardroom Briefing services to build your market awareness and increase your sales for a very reasonable cost! Thank you Deb and Opportune for your professional and effective sales and marketing assistance. We will do another briefing early in 2008 to launch our new Diploma of Engineering courses.”
Carl Spruce (B.ed), Director at Outsource Services ~ your training and development
“Thanks for the meeting on Friday at Fenton’s, I certainly got a lot out of the meeting and will be sure to help a few selected business owners that attended. It really does reinforce how helpful these networking meetings are. Thanks again, I look forward to the next!”
Kellie Dilger, Senior Account Manager at River 94.9
“The SBP is unique in my view. It focussed on the key issues in our business half way through the first day – and became better each day. Congratulation!”
Crimsafe
“The event last Thursday evening at Oxley’s On The River was enjoyable and had tremendously useful networking opportunities for the Leukaemia Foundation. Shane and I talked all the way home to the Gold Coast and Shane was so impressed with Colin and yourself in what you were offering on so many levels. Thank you so much for including us in the night. Also, Greg McDonald who is the owner of Oxley’s has kindly donated Vouchers to his establishment in support of the Leukaemia Foundation. Every OBN event that I attend always generates a fantastic result and it is a testament to your thoughtful and productive organizational skills!”
Gillian Rumpf, Regional Community Fundraiser at Gold Coast Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland
“I am so impressed with the way Opportune conduct their networking luncheons. Everyone get some time to present themselves and the number of people is just the right number. Thought is put into who to put with who at each lunch event and the networking opportunity is a much more qualified and effective one. Thank you Deb”
Jane Toohey, Managing Director, Contributing author - Secrets of Marketing Angels
“Deb, through Opportune, I have created a business relationship with Russell White of Driver Safety in Motion. This association could develop into a long term partnership that will create a huge opportunities for both. In fact I have created a relationship and an opportunity at every lunch I have been to. Keep up the good work Opportune.”
Michael Carter, Queensland Sales Manager at Navman Wireless
“Arrive with no expectations and leave a different person both personally and professionally is an opportunity for which I will be forever grateful. Hoping I have many more opportunities to attend in the future � thank you!”
Clive Peters
“The SBP is unique in my view. It focussed on the key issues in our business half way through the first day – and became better each day. Congratulation!”
Crimsafe
“I would like to thank you for a truly once in a lifetime experience. Not only did I learn so much from each of the consultants, but I have forged many business and lifelong personal relationships over the last four days.”
Featherdale Wildlife Park
“A chance to get away from the desk, clear your head and focus on your business in an invigorating and stimulating environment.”
RT Edwards
“Absolutely brilliant! A wealth of knowledge and experience, a business course for the real world.”
Zone Fresh
“Thank you for a lovely luncheon. I look forward to a long association with Opportune Network. I enjoyed the business interaction and feel this is an excellent way of networking.”
Pat Wags
“Thanks for inviting me to the Opportune Lunch and WIDEN Expo. I’ve just met with Bevan and there’s a lot of opportunities for us to work together, thanks to you. I’m halfway through setting an appointment with a key contact and all credit should be given to you too! Thanks for that!”
Hui Quan (HQ) Choo
“It was a great to listen to your input today at the meeting. I look forward to the opportunity of either being able to recommend or utilise your services or be of assistance to you in some way in the future. Thank you for welcoming Vanessa and I into the group and sharing, it was a great forum. If we can at any time be of assistance in support to your business please don’t hesitate to ask.”
Martin Claus, Manager Managed People Services at BUSY AT WORK - Managed People Services