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Blog for Business: the joys & possibilities (& struggles) of blogging
Wed 7 December 2016, 10:30 – 12:00 GMT
A warm welcome to women in business from Bassett and beyond. From anywhere, in fact, to our regular get-together here in RWB - free, friendly and fun.
Our aim is to build a community and help develop supportive networks. Each meeting will begin with a guest speaker. Then it's time for networking, when we'll aim to make sure that you connect with as many people as possible. No one gets left on the sidelines.
This month we welcome blogger and internet guru Clare Duguid. Having set up a successful blog herself, Clare went on to found Clarity Content, providing a wide range of digital marketing services including web sites, social media and - of course - blogs.
Her original blog, Grubby Little Faces, continues to go from strength to strength. "When our twins were born I started Grubby Little Faces with the idea to concentrate on my adventures in raising children but it has grown beyond that." Come along and find out more.
And of course there will be plenty of time for questions and networking with other participants too:
10:30 Guest presentation
11:00 Intro round
11:15 Networking & nibbles
12:00 The energised 'farewell'
Tea and coffee provided, Bassett spring water to boot (springing from the tap), and your centre manager Jol will always be happy to give you a tour of the centre, the meeting rooms, hot-desk area and any available office space.
Please register free so we know how many to expect. Many thanks.
This event sounds too good to be true - what's the catch?
Oh ye of little faith ...there is no catch here. This event - like Manor House Enterprise Centre where it's taking place - is provided by TEN - The Enterprise Network, a Wiltshire Council initiative to help and support small business in Swindon and Wiltshire. Please visit our website if you'd like to find out more: www.theenterprisenetwork.co.uk
I'd like to meet other business people to discuss things - but am a bit wary of 'networking'
The 'networking' part of our event is designed to help you meet as many possible allies in a short space of time. You're not going to have the time to solve the problems of the world, or even your marketing strategy, but we hope you'll swap contact details or business cards, and follow up the event with your own one-to-one meetings.
Networking, my aunt! Last time I got stuck with one person for 73 minutes (ok, maybe that's just what it felt like) and ended up with a migraine, twisted ankle and chronic phobia of business events.
We get it. So during the networking part of our event, we'll be 'ringing a little bell' every 7-8 minutes - that is the time to move on and find someone new to talk to. So ...no embarassing silences, no endless conversations, no ..."I wish I were ..."
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are regular buses from Swindon - 55/55A - stopping at Lime Kiln or High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett - both a short walk from Manor House Enterprise Centre. http://www.swindonbus.info/tts/055.htm The trip takes about 25 minutes.
We have a small car park in front of the centre and there is plenty of unrestricted parking on the residential streets around the centre.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email Jol at email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No you don't. And please do bring any friends or colleagues who will be interested - just email us beforehand to let us know (or ask them to register here). firstname.lastname@example.org
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?