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Netpreneurs Assn helps make money in cyberspace

Netpreneurs Association helps make money in cyberspace

Is there still big money to be made in Cyberspace? The NZ Netpreneurs Association, a new non-profit group of internet entrepreneurs and web site owners believes so. The Association is to have their inaugural meeting in Auckland on the 28th of August. Founder, Kevin Hansby aims to bring web site owners together to talk about businesses real experiences with this medium, about their successes and tackle their challenges. With the sense of the growing importance of the Knowledge Wave the internet has increasingly become a business tool of interest to entrepreneurs and businesses looking to reach a growing market and automate their operations. An initial member of the Netpreneurs Association is Simon Angelo, the Kiwi author of Click & Grow Rich. Click & Grow Rich has become a definitive guide on internet business in New Zealand bookstores and the publisher reports that they are about to print record numbers in Australia and throughout Asia.

While some might say businesses will not work together because of competitive reasons in a strategic area such as the internet, the promoter of this new association, Kevin Hansby, believes that in the Internet arena intelligent operators will accept and support a mutually cooperative approach. "Given that the market we are accessing is vast, and the likelihood of us competing with each other in the International arena remote we have everything to gain and little to lose by talking to each other" says Kevin Hansby. Kevin's web site "propertiesnz.co.nz" is nearing launch in August and promotes Industrial and Commercial property to International investors looking to diversify their global assets in a stable economic environment where yields are above average by world standards.

Kevin's vision for this new association is to get entrepreneurs and companies to talk about their experiences in an open forum with the accent on filtering out from the "noise", the successful marketing techniques and resources. "The opportunity for business in the Internet in New Zealand is enormous", says Kevin. "We live in a beautiful country full of fabulous, intelligent, resourceful people who are continually struggling with undercapitalization, and a stagnant or shrinking domestic market. The Internet puts our storefronts on main street New York, London, Paris, Sydney or Rome without the overheads and with a cost structure the absolute envy of many countries around the world."

Kevin believes that "What we need now is the encouragement, the knowledge of what works and the imagination behind the smoke and mirrors to get real people doing real business in the International marketplace. This association may be small but it offers its membership huge potential if they are prepared to work together for their benefit." Mr Angelo, author of Click & Grow Rich affirmed this stating that 'the internet as a distribution point reduces the tyranny of distance for New Zealand exporters' and that 'The Netpreneurs Association will offer a valuable meeting point and exchange of ideas for all businesses and entrepreneurs looking to grow their business'.

Register your attendance at the NZ Netpreneurs Association inaugural meeting by emailing the organiser Kevin Hansby at kjh@slingshot.co.nz.

NB Review copies of Click & Grow Rich and interviews with Simon Angelo can be arranged by contacting the publisher on surfbrains@xtra.co.nz

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