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Which way do we go?

8th December, 2020 8:00 am

Getting the fundamentals decisions right in a changing world makes a heap of difference for all sorts of reasons.

We think of cost, tax, and legal status issues but making that key decision also affects us in many other ways. Resources are scarce and we must do the best we can with them.

As we move past COVID, insolvency risks and probable changes in legislation on tax means new things to think about.

Graeme’s session will give attendees a chance to ponder what steps to take next.

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Open Business Networking

Networking for Business Owners In and Around Woodley, Reading

25th November, 2020 8:00 pm

This is an open network meeting, without a guest speaker.

We’ll start with a general meeting for Club News and general chat. Then there will be a series of breakout rooms, where you’ll get a chance to talk with lots of other local business owners. Ask questions and share ideas with like-minded people.

Stress Busting

10th November, 2020 8:00 am

Phil Gowler form Woodley NLP will have a look at what stress is, what it can do to us (physically and mentally) and how to deal with that.

Our usual sources of stress have been added to in a major way by Covid, so stress busting is even more important now.

However, we will all have ways of managing stress, and it will be great to share those with each other because it could well be that we will pick up ideas that we can try, and so help us manage stress in a positive way. It may even be that we can share some activities together-socially distanced of course!

Following on from Phil’s talk there’ll be plenty of time for networking in our virtual breakout rooms.

Attracting the One That You Want!

28th October, 2020 8:00 pm

Presented by Tanya Gafffon… The steps you may not realise you should be taking to identify and attract your ideal client

You will have no doubt come across the term ‘ideal client’. You may already have one for your business, along with a persona or avatar to bring them to life. But what steps did you take to identify your ideal client? Are they in fact your true ideal client?

Can you hear me?

Bringing impact and presence to your online presentations

13th October, 2020 8:00 am

In this world of virtual working we are becoming familiar with using technology to ‘meet’ others but how do we give presentations online with the same level of impact and presence as we would face-to-face?

In this session, Jacqueline will share some top tips for:

  • Adapting your presentations for the online world
  • Building rapport and connecting with your virtual audience
  • Getting your message across in an interesting and memorable way.

Creating a Professional Small Business Website

23rd September, 2020 8:00 pm

This meeting Paul Faulkner will be our speaker talking about “Creating a Professional Small Business Website”.

Paul will be covering how to go from not having a website, to having a professional-looking presence on the web that’s actually useful and isn’t a hassle to maintain. How to avoid some common mistakes and learn how to work with your web designer to get your website to where you want it… without breaking the bank.

Following on from Paul’s talk there will be plenty of time for networking in our virtual breakout rooms.

We look forward to welcoming you to our meeting.

Really?! – Are you trying to frustrate me?

8th September, 2020 8:00 am

This meeting Tamsin Reynes will be our speaker talking to “Really?! – Are you trying to frustrate me?”.

During Tamsin’s interactive presentation she’ll help us to look at differences in personality type in a more positive way, rather than just as a challenge.

Following on from Tamsin’s talk they’ll be plenty of time for networking in our virtual breakout rooms. And as we randomly assign participants to the virtual rooms, this should be a good opportunity for us to try out some of what Tamsin’s taught us!

We look forward to welcoming you to our meeting.

We should never get sick, so why do we?

26th August, 2020 8:00 pm

Your body is an amazing thing. This talk looks at a tiny part of it: the gut and how the gut gets help from microbes and viruses. We’ll look at how the microbes are involved in immunity and how modern life is disturbing the balance so that staying healthy requires constant vigilance.

The consequences of poorly balanced gut bacteria are numerous and cover most of what people call modern ailments, such as Alzheimer’s, IBS, autism, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, cancer and many more.

Why Should You Learn Another Language?

Where there is communication, there is understanding!

11th August, 2020 12:00 am

At the end of the summer 2017 I had just got back from holiday and read an article in British Airways Business life magazine that 82% of us didn’t know a single word in the language of the country we had just visited! Isn’t that appalling? So I decided to do something about it and set up my tuition business so others could at least know a few words and embark on the fascinating journey of language, culture and let’s face it  – food and wine.

For me the most important thing is MKP Solutions, my company strap-line

Where there is communication, there is understanding

There are many other positives to learning another language – join us to find out what they are!

Branding for Your Business

Why consistency is key when it comes to your business visual presence

22nd July, 2020 8:00 pm

Do you want your business to stand out from the rest? Of course, we all do. The best way to set yourself in front of your competition is your business brand and how you present yourself online.

A photo is worth a thousand words when marketing your business, did you know that presenting a brand consistently across all platforms can increase revenue by up to 23%?

When people look at your company, they want to see the people they will be doing business with, the products you sell and you AND your product together being used.

Photographs of yourself on social media have a far greater reach than simply a generic stock image. Let us help move your business forward with vibrant, fresh and fun lifestyle branding photography and giving you the tools to do it yourself.

Securing Your Business & Family Online (Without Over Doing It)

14th July, 2020 8:00 am

This meeting we welcome Jonny Pelter of www.simplecyberlife.com a cyber security expert who will be talking to us about

“Securing Your Business & Family Online (Without Over Doing It)”.

Jonny comes well recommended to us and we hear he has an ability to make what could seem like a complicated, technical subject really accessible.

Following on from Jonny’s talk they’ll be plenty of time for networking in our virtual rooms.

We look forward to welcoming you online.

How good is your elevator pitch?

23rd June, 2020 8:00 am

This week’s speaker is Jacqueline Harris who will be facilitating a session on Elevator Pitches.

Being able to speak succinctly about your business and how you can help your customers is an important part of networking. Having an effective elevator pitch is a great way of getting your message across.

Whether the networking opportunity is a formal networking meeting, working with other businesses on collaborations or even when you’ve just bumped into a potential client in the queue for the supermarket, knowing just what to say needs some thinking about.

This session will be useful whether you just want to refine your elevator pitch, think it needs a revamp or if you’re starting from scratch and have a blank canvas to work with.

We look forward to welcoming you online.