Latest Events & Presentations


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Face to Face Open Networking

Open Networking

9th November, 2021 8:00 am

This month we are devoting the entire 90 minutes to open networking. This will give our members more time to introduce their businesses and explain what help they need from other members to help their business to grow.

Our host Claire Lawrence will also be inviting those business owners who register in advance to be considered for our popular Business Highlight slot. In this slot we hear more from one of our business owners via a series of Q&As with Claire. Claire will explore with you your motivations for setting up your business, what you offer and what help you need from club members to help you grow your business.

We will then be able to use the wonderful space available to us within the cafe to talk in smaller groups.

We ask all attendees to please take a lateral flow test before they come. You’re welcome to wear a mask if you would like to.

We look forward to welcoming you to our meeting.

Charlotte Haye Copywriter

The Idea Fountain – Writing a Business Blog

What makes a good blog, and where do the ideas come from?

12th October, 2021 8:00 am

Charlotte Haye from Eleven Eight Copywriting

Sitting in front of a blank page might be one of the scariest things about writing blogs. Not knowing where to start, or even what to talk about, can mean you leave that page blank, and people never hear about the amazing things your business can do.In this short talk, you’ll learn about what makes a good blog post, the types of blog you can write, and discover some tools and techniques to help you write a never-ending list of blogs for your business.

Nikki Ochtman

Off The Fence and In The Front Door

14th September, 2021 8:00 am

Marketing: We all know it’s an essential business activity, yet it’s a vast area offering such choice that it’s difficult to know where to start and what to focus on for your business. One option that is often overlooked – but can prove very effective for many businesses – is advertising in local magazines.

Join the September meeting to hear Nikki, from RG10 Marketing, outline where to start when developing your marketing strategy, and how to determine where to focus your activities. She’ll also talk through what’s involved if considering advertising or writing editorial for your business, and why print is certainly not dead – just different from digital. She is happy to recommend other marketing professionals and local magazine publishers too.

A Bit About The Woodley Business Club

Come and Say Hi

We are a group of small business owners in and around Woodley, near Reading in Berkshire, England. We support each other with advice, services and general chat via Twitter, and our main point of contact… our group Facebook page.

Business Networking meet-ups happen twice a month are a great place to share ideas and ask questions, and we usually have a guest speaker too.