All About Joanne

*waves* Hello! Thank you for joining me in my little part of the internet! Here’s a little bit about me. I’m a 40 year old coffee lover who lives in rural Dorset with my long-suffering partner (*edit as of July 2022 upgraded to Husband!) and our three children.  When I’m not writing or networking I am partial to a bag of crisps and a crime drama.

I started my first business, Charlie Moo’s back in 2008 weeks before the arrival of Megan.  Named after our son who we have always called Moo. Charlie Moo’s specialised in award winning Handmade Fabric Party Bags, wooden and traditional fillers, in 2010 we began to add a range of Moo branded products including cake toppers and wrapping paper.

Joanne Dewberry and family

In 2009 I met Laura Morris at our local toddler group. We discussed the lack of  facilities geared at mums in business and thus Networking Mummies was born.  After nearly 3 years, 5 branches, 2 Business Mums Journals and our own Bigger Picture Magazine the time had come to reassess where I was going. In November 2011 I decided that my priorities including a delicious new baby, workload, and health had changed and that something had to give.  It was a hard decision but I decided to sell my half of Networking Mummies UK.

By 2014 I missed networking with other mums in business and subsequently now co-host Lemur Link Up a monthly networking group meeting a Lemur Landings, Poole for more details visit us on Facebook.  Since 2018 I’ve been organising a variety of networking opportunities in and around Dorset, What The Heck Are Self Employed Team Building Socials?

In 2019 I closed up Charlie Moo’s to focus on freelancing writing, networking and my books, Crafting A Successful Small Business (2012) and Networking A Successful Small Business (2020) 

In 2023 I started teaching Social Media for Business and An Introduction to Digital Marketing at Arts University Bournemouth. 

Work With Joanne

I work with brands and small businesses in a variety of ways. If you would like to discuss a project further drop me an email :

  • Networking Talks: I regularly host sessions on social media, blogging and Networking for Lemur Linkup, Poole. Others include Dynamic Women in Business, The Coffee Shop West Moors and previously Networking Mummies Dorset 
  • Press Trips: London Sage Summit 2017, #SageBizMeetUp, Walton Castle are some of the press trips I have attended.
  • Product Reviews: I regularly review products and services that are relevant to mums in business and working from home. Red Candy, Needlite, Holster Holder, Unique Planners by Pirongs 
  • Sponsored Posts: For a fee I will create a blog post unique for your business, recent content includes 
  • Social Media: Hosting a Twitter Party. Lemur Linkup #LemurChat, My Family Club #ThriftyThursday, Sage UK #SageAdvice
  • Interviews: Gazprom Energy,, Upstart, Business Crowd
  • Social Media Management: Predominately Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Speaking At Events: CHSI Stitches, Design Your Career, Wimborne Literature Festival
  • Content Writing: SageUK, Enterprise Nation, Britmums. You can commission me to write an article for your small business.
  • Advertising Opportunities: please contact
  • My Shop: Networking events, digital downloads and Blogger mugs. 
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clay workshop team building socials

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