Dean Knowles l Managing Director l Techwise P/L


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Dean Knowles
Managing Director
Techwise P/L
BNI Royale in the BNI Southern Tasmania Region

Tell us about your business:

Techwise (formerly Computergear) is an IT services & consulting business founded by Dean Knowles in 1997.

What are your top 3 networking tips?

Be upfront. No bull. Tell it like it is.

Value relationships like a fine wine. They get even better with age!

What can’t you live without?

Internet access and Get Smart re-runs. One’s ahead of its time and one is sadly behind.

Which Business Book Would Your Recommend & Why?

Business networking and sex – hope there’s a sequel!

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

A valued friend recommended it, and I went along to a chapter not even in my town. I immediately joined that chapter, which required 5am starts to be there!

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

6 years

What Position/s On The Leadership Team Have You Held? 

President, Membership Committee, Education

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

The friendships and business relationships

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

that the return on investment could be 1000% – turns out it was true! that info is far more important in the meeting than advising of the cost to join!

Do You Have a BNI Story to share?

Within 2 months, 6 of us in the ”business services” power team had formed a Pty Ltd company, which is apparently still going 7 years later with several original BNI members!

Your Dream Referral Is…

A 30-seat small business that needs real direction and support regarding their IT, and advice on how to best align technology with business goals & objectives.

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