Standing up for the first time in front of other business owners or an audience can be a daunting prospect.
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
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
When I first started my business I embarked upon a networking campaign by attending as many events as I could! It was pretty much a scatter-gun approach with no strategic plan in place, a small budget and not really knowing what to expect.
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?
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?
This week I was invited to visit No 10 Downing Street, to represent the Warwickshire & Coventry branch of the FSB, as a woman in business, to meet with the Government's advisers to talk about diversity and to encourage more women entrepreneurs to start up their own 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?
Well it's been a month of trials and challenges on many fronts, but I finally decided to ditch the boot brace as it became more painful to wear it, than not! I can't walk very far or very fast, even with the crutches and it is extremely painful but I know that each day there … Continue reading One month on and I’ve ditched the boot brace…
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