Business Development

Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

Standing up for the first time in front of other business owners or an audience can be a daunting prospect.

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Business Development, Networking

More Networking Tips for Success

I recently published a post about Networking Tips for Success where I shared my key 3 benefits of networking. Selecting the right networking events and ensuring that your networking is effective is key to the growth of your business.  You need to attend events where you are going to meet, or be referred to, potential customers. It's… Continue reading More Networking Tips for Success

Business Journey

Sandra Garlick appointed to FSB Women In Enterprise Taskforce

LOCAL businesswoman Sandra Garlick has been appointed to a national taskforce which aims to promote women in enterprise. The taskforce has been set up by business organisation Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to champion the needs of UK’s female SME owners. Ms Garlick will join 14 other small business leaders from across the UK to… Continue reading Sandra Garlick appointed to FSB Women In Enterprise Taskforce

Business Development, Networking

What does your LinkedIn head shot say about you?

LinkedIn is a powerful and successful tool for networking. I have gained new clients, made new contacts and used the platform as an introduction for face to face meetings.  Of course there are many other things that make LinkedIn the success it is today. One thing that many people who have LinkedIn profiles fail to get… Continue reading What does your LinkedIn head shot say about you?

Business Development

Do you diminish your value when you discount your products and services?

So often I see companies offering "Free Stuff", "Special Offer", "Cheapest" when advertising products and services. Having a special offer or promotion is great, but when you start a business you need to create value.  If you offer free promotions from the outset, then later try to charge for those products or services, the value… Continue reading Do you diminish your value when you discount your products and services?

Networking

Do Business Breakfasts prejudice Women in Business?

Before I ruffle a few feathers, I should say that I am not a great advocate of business breakfasts, largely because they occur at an untimely hour and disrupt my day. Additionally, I do not eat bacon baps or "batches" (if you live where I do), nor do I eat cooked breakfasts, except on very… Continue reading Do Business Breakfasts prejudice Women in Business?

My Health & Fitness Campaign

Life on crutches…and my Health & Fitness campaign

It was 5 weeks ago that I broke my ankle, had an operation to fix it and my fitness journey stalled!  So did my weight loss.  Since then, I have had to keep my leg elevated most of the time and can only get around on crutches. Don't get me wrong, I haven't gained any… Continue reading Life on crutches…and my Health & Fitness campaign