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Business4Six Forum

All members are welcome to attend the HVCC our Business4six Forum.

For the last couple of years the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce has been running the very successful Business4six Forum designed to help new members integrate into the Chamber learning and development programme.

We are aware that whether a business is large or small, all owners have common ground and face many of the same issues on a day-to-day basis.

The purpose of our Business4six Forum is to bring together 6 business owners, all from different industry sectors, where they can share ideas, experiences and their issues in a completely non- threatening confidential environment.  There are no hidden agendas.

The format is for the group to meet in the evening between 5.30 – 7.30pm on a specific date.  Participants are required to sign a confidentiality agreement at the start of the meeting.

Prior to the meeting participant are provided with a couple of questions answer and a SWOT analysis to review and start completing.

Following the meeting the facilitator will provide you with some follow-up notes and Action Points to consider.

The cost to you for this opportunity is $99+GST, however the benefits to your business could be significantly greater

Where the majority of forum participants are keen for a follow-up session we are happy to arrange this in, say 3 or 6 months.


The facilitator for these sessions is John Eaden a former business banking specialist with 30+ years working mainly with SMEs.

During the last 9 years of his career at ANZ Bank he was involved delivering training workshops to ~2,500 owners per year on a range of business topics and as such, has a very good understanding of the issues facing SME owners.

He now runs his own consultancy offering independent business banking advice.


“A couple of years ago joining the Chamber seemed like a good idea – I was starting my own business so the training and networking opportunities was a good investment. Then the Chamber came up with the idea of Business4six Forum and I was lucky enough to be included in the first group of six.  So far we’ve had two meeting, other group have started, and I’m delighted with the benefits.  In fact I’m beginning to think that this opportunity is worth the price of membership alone.

What you get for s nominal charge is a virtual board.  You get challenge by people who have expertise and the experience to ask some searching questions; and you get ideas and different perspectives from your peers, who are facing the same up and downs.  The advice is supportive, practical, insightful and helpful.  It’s up to you what you want out or it, what you take from it … and what you do with it

If you wish to find out more about this exciting opportunity or booking a place, please call Anna Geremia-Young, Membership Manager on 939 9826 or email