Birmingham Entrepreneurs meetup

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After organising a few meetups here in the UK, I'm proud to announce the

Birmingham Event!


MARCH 2012
will be central Birmingham

Please see last postings on this thread for latest details, it is a discussion on days that work for people. Once confirmed details will appear here.
#birmingham #entrepreneurs #meetup
  • Profile picture of the author coolmoss
    Hi Dee,

    I'm interested

    Thanks,

    C
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  • Profile picture of the author CPA Munky
    Interested too, I'm in Handsworth, Birmingham.

    Let me know of any details.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jassa
      I'd also be interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author winfredjames
    Well, I am interested....
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  • Profile picture of the author coolmoss
    Hi,
    Any idea of pottential date for this?
    Thanks,
    C
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    • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
      Ah super - we have support !

      I suggest we try a mid week date, then nobody has issues about going away for the weekend.

      I propose Wednesday at 7pm. I will choose a location close/in Birmingham city centre so everyone can easily reach it via transport.

      Even if there are 4 of us, it is enough to get to know each other and find common areas of work/help.

      Let me know who is in and if you have a suggestion for a place.

      Dee
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      • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
        Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

        Ah super - we have support !

        I suggest we try a mid week date, then nobody has issues about going away for the weekend.

        I propose Wednesday at 7pm. I will choose a location close/in Birmingham city centre so everyone can easily reach it via transport.

        Even if there are 4 of us, it is enough to get to know each other and find common areas of work/help.

        Let me know who is in and if you have a suggestion for a place.

        Dee
        Hi

        I got a heads up from Jassa (Thank you ), so I am going to ask permission to come along. Being a family man I support my wife, so I think it's only fair to ask and it is 'short notice' for us, but I'm hoping I'll get a green light.

        Any idea of the location as yet?

        Kind regards

        Brian
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      • Profile picture of the author Jassa
        Good!

        The earlier the better for me, as in 6.30 if it suited you all would be good for me. Also, my best is to be near as possible to Snow Hill station in Birmingham centre, as I will be coming in by train.
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  • Profile picture of the author coolmoss
    Hi,

    Just to confirm, we are talking about Wednesday 5th Jan?

    I'm not from Brum, so will be driving in, i can make it earlier, for those who wish to meet sooner, (might have to get there before the rush hour anyway) but am flexible and will go with the majority.

    And I agree, even if there are only a few of us, we should still go ahead

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  • Profile picture of the author CPA Munky
    I'm 15 so I hope it doesn't take place in a pub or somewhere, keep us updated on the location.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
    Any update on the location?

    Kind regards

    Brian
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    • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
      Humm the no pub issue has thrown me a curve ball... asi had the perfect location..

      If anyone has a suggestion with the city centre zone (so everyone can get there via transport) then shout, if not I will finalise a venue by tomorrow, although it is a little harder for me as i havent lived here for 3 years...

      Dee
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      • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
        Not being funny but what about MacDonalds near Snow Hill? It's got a lot of room upstairs and FREE Wi Fi. I know it's not perhaps to everyones taste but it is the only location I know that is accesible and the aforementioned internet access. And they accept all ages

        Just a consideration.

        Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author coolmoss
    I'm not from the area, but are there any hotels near that area? We could meet in the lounge area (I found these - Hyatt Regency Birmingham, Ramada Birmingham, Jurys Inn Birmingham )

    or leisure centres/cinema complex, like bowling alley

    or late night coffee shops
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    • Profile picture of the author Jassa
      I'm ok with either mcdonalds or a hotel lounge - I don't know the area well but fine to go along with those suggestions.

      I'm also bringing my 15 y-old daughter (trying to get the IM 'spark' to ignite in her!) and although I rarely go to pubs so I'm not certain of the rules but I know that there are many pubs where children ARE allowed.

      Anyone know the laws for certain?

      Maybe we all just meet up around Snow Hill and find somewhere then and there?!
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      • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
        ok, the pub said 18+ only so lets all meet at SnowHill station at 18.30 (outside the station on the courtyard type thing) then we can decide.

        Please also pm me your number if you have not already stated interest so that i can send you my contact details also. For all those that showed interest i have already sent my number to you.

        See you tomorrow !

        Dee
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        • Profile picture of the author Jassa
          Guys, really enjoyed meeting you all this evening!

          How about provisional call time next wednesday around 7.30?
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          • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
            Originally Posted by Jassa View Post

            Guys, really enjoyed meeting you all this evening!

            How about provisional call time next wednesday around 7.30?
            It was a very informal and thought provoking evening. Thought provoking because Dee made us understand things that we were doing that basically wer holding us back and preventing us from moving on.

            I'm looking forward to interacting with the guys who turned up and anyone else who wishes to join in the future.

            Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author LeonS
    Hi Guys,
    next time this happens i would be interested to come along.
    Im in Wolverhampton, down the road.

    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jassa
      Hello LeonS,
      Yes, that would be good, it will be on here and we'll let you know by PM as well
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  • Profile picture of the author BlogPiG.com
    Will aim to attend the next one, sorry to have missed last week's!

    Please keep me updated.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
      Hey all.

      I 'm looking at another quick visit some time in February so perhaps we can arrange the next meet then. I will let you know more in the coming days.

      I already run a very successful weekly Skype meeting here in Germany, but as a trial - lets do a British conference call via Skype:

      Tuesday 22nd Jan - 6pm British time

      Let me know who is in. - PM me your skype names and i will add you before the call.

      I know somebody here has issues with skype - but for the sake of convenience and getting this done - please work on a solution to get on the Skype call.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjbmedia
    er do you mean Tues 25th Jan?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jassa
      yes, I believe so
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    ok, i messed up dates, so lets move it to next week, i might have to change the day to wednesday but i will post here soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
      Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

      ok, i messed up dates, so lets move it to next week, i might have to change the day to wednesday but i will post here soon.
      So that will be the 1st or 2nd of February then? Is that correct?

      Brian

      Thanks for setting this up
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    Ok, Back in Birmigham for a few weeks so lets do a live meetup!

    How does Tuesday 15th sound
    Birmingham City centre - 6.30pm
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    • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
      Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

      Ok, Back in Birmigham for a few weeks so lets do a live meetup!

      How does Tuesday 15th sound
      Birmingham City centre - 6.30pm
      Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend as there is too much happening on the day

      Look forward to when I can attend the next. I hope that you all have a informative and enjoyable time.

      Brian
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      • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
        Unfortunately I too have to cancel, and since so many others have messages to say the same lets prospone a few weeks.
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        • Profile picture of the author reaper30
          Hi, I am interested in any of the future meet ups if possible.
          I am in the Cannock Staffs are, so if any other warriors are local to me shoot me a pm if you want to meet up sometime.

          Regards
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          • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
            Ok, although I'm organising the Euro Warrior Event some time in September, there seems to be a lot of demand for another event here or around Birmingham, so here is the deal:

            I will organise a one day event here in Birmingham!


            (full day with the option of an overnight stay for extra networking but finished within a day so that those who need to get home can).

            Depending on where we have it, we could have the event to close to free. It will be a mix of some guest talks and a lot of networking exercises.

            The only condition is you must come with something of value. You must have some skills, expertise or advice that you can offer the group - a room full of leachers is no good to anyone.

            I've done a few meetups now, and I have found that people who have spent 100 hours actively attempting to make money online are the best suited to these types of meetups. So send me a pm with some details of what you do and I'll add you to the event list.
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            • Profile picture of the author Ricky Allen
              Well of course it is about time Birmingham Warriors stepped up to the plate.

              If we can generate enough interest here for a Birmingham meeting I am quite happy to give a talk on the subject of your choice, for example product creation.

              I do not want to hog the whole day of course but just want to add value to the proceedings.



              Ricky Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author goneill
    Hi,
    Would like to join up with you guys. If that is okay please add me to your coms.
    Thanks
    Regards
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    • Profile picture of the author Jassa
      yes, that sounds good - can we make it 6.30 again please?
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  • Profile picture of the author zuko
    hey guys, I'm in solihull.. can get involved in this
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  • Profile picture of the author David Louis Monk
    Just adding my name to the list of Warriors interested in a Birmingham meeting at any time

    David
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  • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
    Hello,

    I'm in Coventry at the moment, will gladly meet with serious Warriors. I'm ready to contribute (copywriting, marketing strategy), and of course exchange ideas.

    Jean Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorspirit786
    Im ready to rumble in Brum. Just give us a shout Yo!
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  • Profile picture of the author majesticphantom
    Has there been any more news on the next meetup yet?
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    Hello there!

    I have a great venue, which should suit our purposes well.

    Instead of a 'full day' I would like to trail first with a half day event, and then plenty of time for us to mingle.

    The place has space for 24 people, so space will be limited. The cost will be £5 (but you must spend an additional £10 on food and drinks at the venue so you will have to pay £15 with £10 towards your tab).

    The only question remaining is to identify the best DAY for this event. A weekday or weekend? Pro's of weekdays are that the venue is quite, weekends on the other hand may suit working warriors.

    Remember:
    This event is therefore limited to people who have a solid business idea and have spent at least 100 hours investing in it's progress. If you have some experience there is something you can offer the group and thus everyone benefits.

    So lets talk days and get this booked.
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  • Profile picture of the author majesticphantom
    It sounds good to me. What venue do you have in mind? Seems unusual to be putting money down a tab, not many places do that.

    I would just like to give you my opinion on limiting people who have solid ideas. In all honesty I don't think it's fair to say that people shouldn't come if there just beginning because at the end of the day, we all start/started somewhere. As soon as they get going they might spring ideas out that could be pretty valuable. I think you should always try and spread the group.

    Maybe charging for the even isn't such a good idea as well? I don't mind paying but it may turn some people off. I'm subscribing to this thread to keep myself updated on what's going on.

    I do have a full time job so weekends is best for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
      Originally Posted by majesticphantom View Post

      Seems unusual to be putting money down a tab,
      Interesting.... How many places do you actually know in Birmingham that would give us a private room for free??? Be sure to let me know.



      Originally Posted by majesticphantom View Post

      I don't mind paying but it may turn some people off.
      Then please do not worry, there will be plenty of other people like you who do not mind either. If it puts people off then they were the people this meeting aims to put off.
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      • Profile picture of the author majesticphantom
        Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

        Interesting.... How many places do you actually know in Birmingham that would give us a private room for free??? Be sure to let me know.
        Well I didn't realise we would be in a private room. From reading through the Feb I just assumed it would be quite a casual meet up not a formal event. Do you have any ideal dates yet?
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        • Profile picture of the author Ricky Allen
          Well I can make myself free most Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays so take your pick and I should be able to get there.

          Ricky Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author Scitknot9
    Hey DK,

    This sounds great. I'd like to be involved but I'm a bit wary about the 100 hours rule. I kind of have to agree with MajesticPhantom. I have heard that it's a good thing to meet with like minded people to gain knowledge and listen to what others are working on. It seems a shame to limit people just because they are new. Is it strictly online or can people looking into offline be involved? I'm sure I could contribute but would like to know how you'd feel about me attending?

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author nism
    wow.. the sounds is great .. i'll attending..
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    Thanks Ricky , I give it a few days for some others to add preferences or I will just book our first meeting.
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  • Profile picture of the author akhtar
    I would like to join the group, can you please update me on the situation

    thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author majesticphantom
    Any more news on this? Saturdays are best for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rudy Christoph
    Hi all,

    Would it still be possible to join the group?
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    I will set the date lter today, although it is more likely to be weekday as weekends can become difficult...
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    • Profile picture of the author Rudy Christoph
      Don't mind, as long work permits me not being at a customer site I will be there.

      Next week I'm on Holiday though first one since years so looking forward to that,so I hope it's not then

      Rudy
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      • Profile picture of the author helisell
        Hi Dee (and everyone else)

        Is the group still active?

        I'm about 40 mins from Birmingham and would be interested.

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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    Hi

    Yes we are still active -

    The suggested date of our next open meetup is Sat Nov 5th @ 12pm
    in Birmingham central.

    I will officially disclose the location Monday/Tuesday this week.

    I know everyone cannot be happy with the date and time, but lets just start with this and let this group roll on...

    Please state your attendances.
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    • Profile picture of the author newspanel
      Hi there, i am 17 years old, and live around 5 minutes from Birmingham City Center.

      I am still learning, and even though don't have backpocket full of cash, i love searching around on the flippa marketplace for interesting sites.

      I own around 3 active sites, one of them is a news site that i would say is an successful one, it's listed in the google news program, one of my other site's is a funny pictures community and i have another domain/site that hasn't quite finished developed yet, but it's related to the fifa football game, i have the exact keyword domain and the .com domain, - Site can be easily be profitable if set out well.

      I would love to attend the event if possible, sat sounds good to me, we love to share my experiences/ambitions when it comes having a successful website(s) and what type of site i would like to build in the future.

      Ashley
      contact at newspanel.co.uk
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    We are going to be hard pushed to find a nice venue for a December meet, unless we choose a saturday, or weekday daytime...

    Let me know thoughts and i'll book a suitable venue this week.
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  • Profile picture of the author princecapri
    This looks very useful and interesting! I was in Brum till last year, but if I ever come back there again, I'll definitely drop a line! Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author MorloU8
    I'm interested
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    @ Gouldmine

    Ok, lets organise!

    It will be held during the first 10 days of March. Now - lets see what days work for people and get ti booked. It will be an evening and be for adults only (ie in a pub/bar : booked private room)
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  • Profile picture of the author za1ntc
    great i hope i can make it
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    • Profile picture of the author Gouldmine
      Sorry I can't meet up until 15th March as I am in the middle of a project. Any weekday evening from 15th onwards is no problem.

      I have setup a FB group if that helps us to communicate as a group and arrange meetings. West Midlands Internet Marketers

      Cheers

      Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    ok then we can delay it a week, no biggy.

    If no one else relies i'll pick the date and post it.
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    • Profile picture of the author AGP
      I would be interested in meeting up, im free any night just need a few days notice.

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author lllleeelkkaea
    Well I didn't realise we would be in a private room. From reading through the Feb I just assumed it would be quite a casual meet up not a formal event. Do you have any ideal dates yet?
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    • Profile picture of the author kelsa
      Hi all

      I'd be interested to meet up, I'm in the North Buckinghamshire area so not too far to travel. Can't do until after the 20th of March though

      P.S Im also going to the Business 2012 show at the 02 in London if anyone else is attending? Its the weekend of the 18th March, that's Sunday and I'm staying over to attend on Monday the 18th too. It's looking like a great event. Richard Branson and Alan Sugar are keynote speakers. It's free to attend by the way.

      Kassandra
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      • Profile picture of the author subten101
        Hi,

        I would like to attend but not would rather it be in a meeting room or hotel of some sort and would not really like the pub/bar enviroment
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  • Profile picture of the author Aarron
    I live in Derby, Derbyshire but own a business in Sutton Coldfield (Shake Shop) so if needs must I can help hold the meeting there although it is quite small so would have to be a reasonably small group. However I am pretty interested in just meeting up wherever.

    Cheers,

    Aarron
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  • Profile picture of the author TheClarkey
    Hey guys, is there still much interest going in with this meetup?
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    • Profile picture of the author rdubidat
      im very interested. someone just needs to take on the bookingand get it organised.
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      • Profile picture of the author GlobalM7
        I would be interested in meeting up with like minded others. Is this group still active?

        Could someone please post an update?
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