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Matthew BrownMembers Details
Matthew Brown
Managing Director
Current Connections
BNI City Business in the BNI Melbourne Region

Tell us about your business:

I am an Electrical contractor that specialises in commercial maintenance and also completes office fit outs throughout the CBD. Domestic was where this company began and we still enjoy completing domestic to this day, We have a team of 20 employees throughout the whole state.

What are your top 3 networking tips?

1. Remember peoples names
2. Ask people about themselves and their business
3. listen to what they say and ask questions

What can’t you live without?

I can’t live without doing exercise

Which Business Book Would Your Recommend & Why? 

Rework – You Will Learn: A better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don’t need to be a workaholic. You don’t need to staff up. You don’t need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don’t even need an office. Those are all just excuses.

How Did Your Find Out About BNI & Why Did You Join?

I was invited by a friend and I also used the services of a member within the chapter, I was at the cross roads as I needed to find another avenue to get new clients and this worked well for my personality

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

7 months

What value & benefit have you or your business gained by being a BNI Member?

The confidence and ability to sell my company to anyone I speak to I find has come from being a BNI member. Not to mention the support network that I can bounce ideas of at any time.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told Your When You First Joined BNI? 

You get out what you put in

Do You Have a BNI Story to share?

By increasing my network by 26 quality people it has not only given me value add to my business but it also gives me great contacts to be able to help my clients when they are in need. Therefore I have become that guy that everyone goes to for contacts, in turn building my relationship with my clients.

Your Dream Referral Is…

A customer that works with me through the whole process, this ensures they get the best product and the best price and they know that they can rely on me for anything they require.

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