I’m kicking off July with a trip down to Birmingham for the Entrepreneurs Circle pre event networking evening on Sunday 1st July. So really getting this month’s networking off to a head start. At the event today Nigel Botterill is sharing his 3 future trends for marketing. One of those trends is that conversation is becoming the new lead generation. Conversation is one of the reasons why I attend so many networking events – because it enables me to have interesting conversations with people. Meeting people face to face shrinks the distance and gets me closer to my potential customers in a way that can’t be done online, even with live videos and community groups with strong relationships, for me there is no better way to connect than in person. So if you’d like to meet up and have an interesting conversation this is where you can find me this month. Read More
June’s networking kicked off with the Summer Social on Tuesday. We celebrated our Woo Hoo wins over Sangria and Summer punch (or Ginger Beer and Elderflower presse) and the fabulous Helen Drye from Silver and Stone Jewellery won a bottle of prosecco for her woo hoo of 6 years in business! (winner drawn at random by Lily Denniss from Foxglove Portfolios as part of her fundraising for a trip to Peru)
The open networking and socialising format worked really well, lots of new connections were made, strawberry scones by Just Jos Catering were enjoyed, hook a duck was played and a good time was had by all! So much that it’s been requested as an annual event!
The rest of the month I can be found… Read More
It can be hard as a small business owner, especially if you are the only person in your business, or even if you have a freelance team it can be difficult to create a reason to bring everyone together unless there’s a reason for a big celebration.
But often it’s the small achievements that can go unnoticed or we celebrate on our own at home with a glass of bubbles. If we are lucky we can celebrate with friends of family, but more often than not they just don’t get why we are so excited by that thing in our business.
***Five Day Flash Sale***
Get your ticket to the Summer Social on Tuesday 5th June for just £5!
Starting today we are releasing 5 tickets priced at £5 every day for the next 5 days – when they’re gone they’re gone so you’ll have to be quick!
When I’m recommending tools and resources to people I’m often asked ‘Is it free?’ We seem to have this expectation that we should be able to have free access to the tools that will help us grow our businesses. Yet we expect other people to pay for our goods and services.
I feel like a bit of a networking queen after attending 11 networking events last month. I set myself a visibility objective for the month of April to become known for marketing strategy and to promote my upcoming email marketing workshops. I’m taking it a bit easier this month as I'll be preparing for and running said workshops but I've still got 6 networking events planned so, it’s not like I’m exactly ready to hang up my crown! This is where I will be this month…
As a lover of massages, and a fan of alternative, holistic and wellbeing therapies I'm thrilled to be invited as a guest to the York Wellbeing Meet Up this month. And since I love answering marketing questions I'll be taking questions over coffee during the meet up. I've worked with a wide range of wellbeing practitioners including nutritional therapists, massage therapists, aromatherapists, reflexologists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, yoga, Pilates and zumba teachers, reiki masters and other spiritual or healing based business owners.
I'm delighted to be returning as one of the experts at the How's Business Pop Up Business Cafe. I'll be joining 6 other local business experts at The Natural Entrepreneurs Workspace in York on Wednesday 25th April and we'll be on hand to answer questions about Websites, Marketing, Social Media, Raising Finance, Tax & Accountancy, and Business Start-up and Growth.
April is all about networking for me. My marketing objective this month is increasing my visibility, becoming known for marketing strategy and promoting my workshops (along with meeting lovely people, enjoying the odd glass of wine and having some fun along the way).
If networking is something you’d like to do more of but don’t know where to start, if you want to try a new networking group or just want to know where you can catch up with me for a chat then you are welcome to join me at any of the following events in York and surrounding area. Read More