A mum’s guide to networking on and offline

Networking is vital for small businesses. It’s a free and fun way to promote yourself. And, in this technical world, it exists in different flavours and for all kinds of people – even the shy! When I first started my business, I felt intimidated and too inexperienced to go to networking events. I was, and still am, a full-time mum to Charlie (3 years old) and Megan (1 years old). Time is of the essence, and sometimes networking just isn’t an option for mums. Like breakfast meetings. Who wants to babysit at 7am?! Social networking So I joined the world…

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SMART Targets

I was chatting to a Networking Mummy about a FREE Business Link clinic she had attended about her business. She started talking with great excitement about setting herself dated targets.  I was shocked to hear she didn’t do this already.  And when I questioned her she said ‘No-one had told me I needed to’ – such an amazingly frank comment.  I have skills from my previous life as a Nursery Manager and SENCo, I’m also studying a degree in Childcare and Business, so targets are second nature to me. But I could see how someone may not realise the importance of seeing where…

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