$2000 Coffee CEO, Neil Belenkie talks to BC Business magazine for their July 2017 issue on building a business, networking and consulting.
Once you’ve got your wheels in motion, building a robust, trustworthy network will be critical throughout the life of your business. “When you have almost no network, it’s not just hard for you as an isolated individual, it’s hard to grow your business,” says Neil Belenkie, whose two-year-old company, The $2000 Coffee, helps businesses develop strategies to solve a variety of problems.
For a flat fee of $2,000, clients work with its specialists over a single coffee meeting that lasts a few hours. “Your network is often where you’re getting your first customers from,” notes Belenkie, a Lower Mainland–based serial entrepreneur and former biotechnology CEO.