and other ramblings of a small business owner

Posts Tagged: networking

Week three of marketing program

I’m starting week three of my marketing program today. Last week I didn’t keep on top of my daily actions as much as I would have liked. The week certainly wasn’t a complete write-off, but there was one day when it really didn’t happen. So, I need to start this week with renewed energy. Anyone […]

Why do pyramid schemes make me uncomfortable?

At breakfast yesterday morning one of our regulars gave me some information on a pyramid scheme that she’s getting involved with. Now, she’s someone that I’ve been breakfasting with for several months now so there’s a certain level of trust there. So, why does the idea of signing up to it make me so uncomfortable? […]

Week two of marketing program

I’m now into week two of my 28-day marketing program and I’m pleased to say that I’m still going strong. Feeling pretty pleased with myself actually. The program has helped give me the right mindset so I’m making the most of all the opportunities that come my way. And there is something very satisfying about […]

Feed Forward not Back

I went to a very interesting event in Truro this afternoon. It was run by Enterprising Women which is an organisation for women in business. After a couple of inspirational talks we were taught the Feed Forward technique. Feed Forward is a technique to help you continue to improve – in whatever area you wish […]

Breakfast at Cape Cornwall

This morning I went to a business breakfast at Cape Cornwall Golf & Leisure Resort. I’ve been doing this regularly for the last few months. The idea is to have breakfast with other local business people and do a bit of networking. The Golf Club is a great venue – in a stunning location and […]

Lunch with the ladies (and gents)

Went to a cracking networking event today. It was lunch at a nice restaurant in Penzance with members of Network Cornwall, which is a networking group for women in Cornwall. At least that’s what it has been up until now, but they’ve decided that they can’t legally keep it just to women because of discrimination […]

A busy week

After a fairly quiet couple of weeks things have definitely been getting busier this week. I was meant to go speed networking today but decided that doing a quote for a prospective client had to take precedence. I was going to go but 5 minutes before I was due to leave I was on the […]

Social networking etiquette

Today I’ve been trying to figure out what my policy should be as to Facebook friend requests from people I don’t know. I’ve got a couple where the only connection is that they are also friends with one of my ‘friends’. Apart from that I don’t know who they are or why they want to […]

Fear and networking in Cornwall

We had a less than satisfactory networking experience last night. We went to a seminar/networking event run by one of our local business networks. These events are always pretty good with the seminar bit being really worth going to so we had decided to both attend. Big mistake. We’ve noticed it before but keep trying […]

Pushing past that comfort zone!

I’ve had a couple of days of doing things that stretch my comfort zone. Thursday evening I went to my first book club meeting. I felt quite nervous beforehand because I really didn’t know what to expect, but of course when I got there it was absolutely fine. It turned out that I already knew […]