Natalie Bourke l Bug Leader! (Director + Chief Designer) l Jotterbug Creative


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Natalie Bourke
Bug Leader! (Director + Chief Designer)
Jotterbug Creative
BNI South Eastern in the BNI Melbourne Region

Tell us about your business:

Jotterbug Creative is a home-based graphic design studio with a big heart! Our professional (but fun) communication service helps you find solutions to your logo and branding problems, through savvy print design and illustration, created just for you! We help your business look BUGalicious!

What are your top 3 networking tips?

1. Get out there amongst it!
2. Don’t be shy – we are all in the same boat!
3. Ask questions!

What can’t you live without?

Chocolate is REALLY good for stimulating ideas…

Which Business Book Would Your Recommend & Why?

I’m currently reading the E-Myth revisited and have had quite a few A-HA moments. I can relate to the scenarios and I feeling like the Author is talking directly to me.

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

After winning a business award in 2011, an interviewer invited me along to his chapter, which had a vacancy for a graphic designer. I didn’t like the sound of it at first, but 10 minutes into the first meeting I was swept off my feet. I joined because I could see that I was going to get great value out of BNI and as a home-based sole trader, the opportunity to connect with a room of like-minded people EVERY week was very appealing. I haven’t looked back!

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

2.5 years

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

President, Treasurer, Events

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

The return on investment is huge for me, with up to 70% of my new leads coming through BNI. I have created a long-lasting network of business people and friends, and the most rewarding thing is that I can confidently refer business to people whom I know will take care of my clients, friends and family.

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

Get prepared for the abundance of business that’s about to come your way!

Do You Have a BNI Story to share?

I’d like to note that we’ve had some interesting 10 minute presentations delivered in the past. From wine tasting to auction calling, from story time (with a book and armchair!) to secret envelope Q&A sessions, we’ve done it all! Our chapter really embraces entertainment as a way to engage the audience. We have fun, which develops great relationships and in turn builds a stronger foundation for networking.

Your Dream Referral Is…

An independent marketing firm in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs, who is working with their existing client at overhauling their visual brand. They’ve done the research and have some workable ideas – they just need the right creative person to come along and execute the skills required to turn it from a problem, into a solution.

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