10-12 Business Club

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How To Network Like An Athlete

Could you learn how to Network like an athlete? It’s that time again, the 4-year point where everyone breaks out the flags and cheers their country on in the Olympic games. This year the games have headed to the stunningly colorful Rio. With many business owners taking time out of their day to watch the

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10 Pricing Tips For Small Businesses

As our members may know, at each 10-12 meeting we have a breakout session. During these 20 minute sessions we can pick each other’s brains and share our thoughts on a selection of business issues. This month our topic of choice was pricing, mainly how do you choose what prices you should charge and how

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Seaside holidays

Oh I Do Love To Be Beside The Seaside…

Business Owners Holidays Who doesn’t love a good holiday? Whether you enjoy sitting on the beach or going exploring in new cities and discovering new cultures, everyone needs some time off. Sadly, as business owners, this is a luxury we rarely allow ourselves to have. Which is a little bit crazy, when you think about

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Visitor Month Network Meetings

Networking Success – The Value Of Visitors

Visitors Month in the networking world means nothing to you if you have not tried networking, BUT it should as this is the best time to visit a networking group as you wont be the only one new attending that day and there are often offers available to sign up and join.   That said,

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Making An Impact – Learning To Dress To Impress

After a wonderful speaker slot by Sarah Van Dort from Colour me Beautiful at our Reading monthly women’s networking group, it really got us all thinking about just how much the way we dress can have an impact on our professional networking. Sarah showed the group (by way of a very animated demonstration) just how

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The Birth Of Women’s Networking

We’ll give you a pre-warning here, this post is all about women’s only networking – sorry fellas! Women’s only networking groups have been springing up all over the place in recent years, so we wanted to take a closer look at why that is, and what makes a women’s networking group different to mixed gender

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Branching Out – Opening Up Your Networking Circles

Anyone that has looked into networking for their business will know just how much is out there. You could spend every day networking at a different group and still not have repeated any by the end of the month. So how do you choose which group is right for you, and make the most of

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Making Your 40 Seconds Networking Pitch Count In 2016

Networking – every second counts It doesn’t matter if you’ve been networking for years or if this is your first time on your scene – the 40 second pitch can be nerve-racking for all of us. After all, you’ve got to stand up in front of a room full of people, some or all of

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My boss made out with a mop. It’s always the quiet, serious ones.

Office Christmas Parties My boss made out with a mop?! Really what an odd thing to do, you may think but then add the fact that it was at the office Christmas party and it may all make sense as to why this statement was made. Every year there are people wake up, the morning

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Business – 12 Days of Christmas

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Business – 12 Days of Christmas. I’m sure you will have heard of the Christmas song “The 12 days of Christmas”?  Well this month we are using the theme of the 12 days but applying it to our business.    If your business slows down over the Christmas period or in the run up to

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Latest Presenter at the 10-12 Business club – Charlotte Hay

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An Interview with Charlotte Haye Could You Tell Us A Bit About Your Business? My business is called Eleven Eight, and we create engaging content for other businesses. Our main services include blogs writing, newsletter writing, web copy, white papers and graphic design. Our customers are usually business owners or marketing companies who need content

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10-12 Business Club opens New Networking group in Surrey

Business Networking Surrey, Windlesham Golf Club The 10-12 business Club launched their 5th women only networking group and their first in the Surrey area on the 17th of June at Windlesham Golf Club. It is the first group to be opened in the Surrey area by the 10-12 Business Club, after successfully hosting 4 groups

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Karen Livingstone

social media content, ideas on what to post

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Social Media, what content do I post? Ever wondered what you should post to your social media feeds? do you look at it and think, i’d like to, but what will I say? What should I say? and when should I say it? These are all familiar questions raised by business owners who know the

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SEO Training Course Berkshire

SEO Training Course for beginners Learn how to optimise your website Ever wondered how to optimise your website for the search engines so that your customers and future customers can find you online? What if you found out it really was quite easy to make your site optimised and ready for the crawlers and spiders

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Business Networking Visitor Month

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Visitor Month at 10-12 Business Club Networking Try business networking for women in Berks, Bucks, Surrey June is the month for visitors at the 10-12 Business Club. Come try our friendly structured networking events in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey. Normal visitor rate is just £15 but in the month of June you can save £5

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Womens Networking

New Womens Network Meetings

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Womens Networking group Bagshot Camberley The 10-12 Business Club are delighted to announce a new womens business networking group that launches on the 17th of June at the Windlesham Golf Club. This new group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10am to 12noon using our structured network meeting format. The group

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Karen Livingstone

Networking Events – Does size really matter?

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Karen Livingstone co founder 10-12 Business club This week co founder and owner of Little Acorn Marketing, Karen Livingstone has been looking at Networking and the size of different events. In her blog she has considered which networking works best and if we should really be bothered by size of networking events or should it

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Bakuba Womens Made to Measure Designs

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Looking for garments to fit you? Bakuba has an offer during January: All orders placed in January come with a voucher for a free alteration from March onwards, once the Christmas weight-gain has been lost again. A garment that fits now, and will fit later too.

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January Membership Offer

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January Membership Offer Business Networking Berkshire Come try one of our business networking groups at anyone of our locations in Reading, Marlow, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Shinfield, Woodley, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Areas. Join this month for only £100 and network your business for 6 months. This months discounted membership offer allows you to gain 6 months membership

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Issy-Wiggins

What is blogging now 2015

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What is blogging in 2015 Have you ever wondered why people blog and when do they get the time? More so what on earth do they say? Well there are many reasons that you should blog and one of the key ones is that “off site” optimisation makes up for 50% of your websites ranking

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Christmas Lunch

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We all know that working for yourself is great, you make the decisions, you decide when and how hard to work but then comes December and all your friends are planning for their office Christmas party or lunch.  It then hits home that you have no one to share that experience, let your hair down,

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Interior Design Berkshire Tips

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Interior Design Berkshire Red Deer’s guide to a winning shopping spree Research till you drop Knowing what you want to buy is a good starting point, knowing how to proceed from there is a different matter. Before you run through the door take the time to research where to buy, what is the price, what

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Diksha Chakravarti of Fix Me

The power of a presentation

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As one of the founders for the 10-12 Business club I am often telling members on the benefits of promoting your business through presentations at our monthly meetings. However the reality for some, to stand up in front of a lot of people is a difficult prospect and that I can understand too. However today

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Essential Safety Signs All Businesses Need

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  Running a company and building authority in the industry entail different factors such as keeping  employees safe and joining a club for networking. And whether it’s an office or a factory, this means reaching out to other businesses in the same sector and training people on the most important aspects of workplace safely. With

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Small Business Marketing Budget

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What to do with my small business marketing budget? I can’t say it is my waking thought. Yet, I’m sure there are those who believe it would serve me well if it was. While it’s not my favourite part of running my own business I have learnt that resisting it is indeed futile. I accept

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5 key elements to a thriving workspace

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Redesign your office to make it work for you 1. Location, location, location: Choosing the right spot for your workspace is your number one priority, the place where your business can start growing. Look for a space that you feel good in, that has as much natural day light and can be used only by

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Pop Up Market – Independent Retailer Month

Press Release: 7th July 2014 Pop-up Charity Retail Event on 25th July The 10-12 Business Club support Independent Retailer Month July 2014 – Helping small local businesses to reach out to local consumers The 10-12 Business Club are delighted to announce their participation in the Independent Retailer Month of July by hosting a morning retail

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Independent Retailer Month

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As an independent retailer, it is often difficult to compete with the larger corporate organisations, but not impossible. It is for us to remember that we do play and important role in the local community by providing products and or services in our local area. The independent retailer site claims that for every £1 we

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Creative Dynamic print

What do your printed items say about you?

Using a paper or board, along with the design of a printed item, is very important to how people will think about your business when they see and feel it. What do you want people to think when they pick up your leaflet or business card – does the paper that you use reflect your

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Nicola Regan

Ohhh that’s nice!

We’d like to entice you with all things nice in the design and print world. OK well not all things nice as there are so many print and finishing processes out there but here’s a few of the more well known processes. I like to think of the below as the Chanel’s of the print

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Mood Board Offer by Red Deer Studios

Designed Mood Board Offer

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Red Deer Studio – Mood Board Offer Are you itching to paint or style your home? Are you looking to refurbish but don’t know where to start? Look no further as I have a fantastic offer on board… For £80 I will meet you at your home and discuss one room in question. We will

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New Venue for Marlow

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After 18 months at The Danesfield House hotel, the 10-12 Business Club are moving to Harleyford Golf CLub, only a few miles closer to Marlow.  Host Karen Livingstone said “we have been holding our meetings at the Danesfield House Hotel for nearly two years and felt that now was the right time to move to

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Engage Your Audience Before You Speak

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Speaking to an audience can be a daunting prospect for some people and often one of the reason business owners avoid networking. If you are passionate about your business, speaking about it should come naturally and easily, but just in case that is not the case, have a read at this tip on “How to

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Learn More About Linked In

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Every small business owner should seriously consider using LinkedIn to grow their business network. Building relationships online and finding new contacts is a great way to extend your networking options whilst sitting at your desk. However, understanding what to do and how to do it, is key to reaping the benefits that Linkedin can bring

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Creative Dynamic print

Make a lasting impression

I couldn’t believe it how bad am I! I took a couple of the girls from my top client the other day for a tour around a factory so that they could see the procedures and the difference between digital printing and litho printing and realised that they didn’t know we could produce USB sticks

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Nicola Regan

Colour in Design and Print

Colour… a huge topic to fit onto one spread of our printed newsletter. There are primary and secondary colours, hue and saturation, complimentary colours, neutral, warm & cool colours, the list goes on and on. In this article we will cover the basics most relevant to design and print. RGB, CMYK & Pantone. The three

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Miles PR & Marketing Spring Offer

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Spring Offer Spring is in the air! Give your PR & Marketing a spring clean with a brainstorm. For £50 I will give your PR & Marketing a spring clean with a one hour consultation and provide you with a summary plan which will give you some ideas for new growth! Read about how a

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Fabulous Speakers and Presentations in Berkshire

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This month at the 10-12 Business Club we have been treated to some fabulous speakers at each of our events. We kicked off the tail end of this month at Maidenhead with a presentation by Abi Woolhouse from Stratagem IPM on Trade Marks and Copyright. Abi covered the different types of work that could be considered under the copyright

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Gladys Glass Stained Glass Offer

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           February offers from the stained glass studio all at £14 each (while stocks last). These make great gifts for any time of the  year! Contact Helen Banthorpe 07733 442958 or info@gladysglass.com for more information or to buy your unique glass item.  Which one will you choose? Taster Workshops – Learn how

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Neck Shoulder Pain Customer testimonial

Anne Marie Hall – Graphic Designer Neck & Shoulder Problems testimonial for Fix Me I have my own business and my work revolves being in front of a computer pretty much all day, consequently I suffer from tension in my neck and shoulders and the occasional tension headache. I have had numerous massages and methods of relieving the stress

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Business Protection for Business Owners

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For all of you who attended the Marlow meeting you may still be thinking about the presentation by Sue O’Loughlin from Cornerstone Wills. It certainly provided a lot of food for thought on things that we either don’t want to talk about or do not think are relevant to us.  One of the key questions she

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Pennie Withers

Profile Photographer offer

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If you would like to freshen up your website or social media profiles for the new year with a new headshot, our 10-12 Business Club member photographer, Pennie Withers will be running an offer for anyone attending the 10-12 Business Club meetings. You can have a headshot taken either before or after the meetings for

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The Three C’s of Blogging

Each month at the 10-12 Business Club we have a different speaker at each of our groups. The first presentation of the year was at the Reading Group by; Alice Elliott of the Fariy Blog mother. Alice is always an entertaining speaker and full of tips and advice for anyone dipping their toe (or toes) into

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wheresyourwebsite.co.uk

Website Face Lift Offer 2014

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Where’s your website is offering a 2014 offer of a new 4 page website or a face lift for your existing site. All for just £201.40 If you already have a website but would like a new look, then Where’s Your Website will take your existing content and insert it into a new wordpress theme. Using

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Business Networking

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Business networking is an expanding market for new start up businesses and local entrepreneurs. To the corporate employee they may wonder why business people would commit to such an activity but there are more benefits to the business owner than downsides. Here are just a few reasons to consider networking; It is a great way

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Do You Listen to Music at Work?

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I wonder how many of you have ever considered whether you need a music license to play music whilst you are at work? So many small businesses have the radio on in the background as something to break the silence of an office environment. When I ran my holiday car hire call centre, we used

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What insurance should I consider as a Start-Up?

Insuring a new business needn’t be complicated and a little time spent planning what needs to be arranged from day one, will avoid unnecessary problems in the future. If like many start-ups you are going to work from home, you will almost certainly find that any existing car or household insurances will need to be

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Lucie Robson

Can we keep re-inventing ourselves?

At our Summer Lunch networking meeting earlier this year at the lovely River Thames location, The Island at Caversham, we heard a fascinating and inspiring talk by Pam Warren (pictured) on the subject of re-invention. Pam was one of the survivors of the Paddington train crash in 1999 and is an extreme example of the

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Louize Clarke

10-12 Business Club goes Lite

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10-12 Business Club goes ‘lite’ with new Reading open networking venture A new networking opportunity opens up for businesses in the Thames Valley area with the launch next month of 10-12 BizClub Lite. Behind the venture are the founders of the fast-growing, membership-based 10-12 Business Club which meets at venues across east Berkshire and south

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Network Groups First Birthday Party

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10-12 Business Club goes golf crazy to celebrate networking group’s first birthday It’s celebration time for members and supporters of the 10-12 Business Club as they mark the Thames Valley networking venture’s first birthday. They will be joining forces on 20 September at Caversham Heath Golf Club, near Reading, for a networking lunch plus the

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Birthday Celebration

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Well this month the 10-12 Business Club celebrates it’s first anniversary and boy have we a full month of celebrations planned.  From new groups opening, reduced visitor fees and a Birthday Party Celebration there is lots to choose from with the 10-12 Business Club. All our groups have a special visitor rate of just £10

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Can a Photographer do a quickie?

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Our picture that we used for our About Us page was kindly taken by Pennie Withers of Photos By Pennie It’s a great picture and was taken at the Danesfield House hotel after our Marlow meeting had finished. We had just wanted a “quick” snap of the 3 of us together to use for press releases

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Google Plus

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Are you or your business currently on google+? Have you considered it as another route for your social media? If not, you do need to ask yourself why not? Google after all is the main search engine we use so one would have to assume that they would love to be the number 1 social

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Networking – how do you make it work?

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What works for you when networking or meeting new contacts? Do you feedback to yourself what worked well, what you could do differently, and what actions you will take next?

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Can a Workshop Kick Start Your Business?

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Today we held our 2nd workshop for the 10-12 Business Club on how to “Kick Start Your Business”  The course was designed to help stimulate ideas on how to steer your business throughout 2013 and to put in place policies and procedures to help you monitor and grow your sales. As entrepreneurs, we often  find

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What’s Burns night all about?

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Burns Night is a celebration that happens once a year and is mainly celebrated by Scots people throughout the world. However the intrigue of it all is rubbing off and more Burns nights are appearing every year. In short it is the celebration of the Scottish Poet Robert Burns, who? you may ask. Well if

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Sunsan Kemish Accountant

A Valuable Support Network for Women in Business

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Stellar Accountants opened for business in Feb 2012, to provide accounting help and support to small businesses in and around Wokingham.  I can’t believe that the first year is nearly over and that Christmas is just around the corner. As well as offering fixed fee accounting services, and payment by monthly direct debit, we provide

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Why only give presents at Christmas time?

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We all know that Christmas is a time for presents, and this is reflected in business with copious amounts of discounts, vouchers, special offers and the like. But actually this may be undermining the value of what we offer or sell. One lady said to me she only bought from a shopping website when they

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Christmas with the Family By Fiona Miller Coaching

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Our Member blog today is from Fiona Miller of Fiona Miller Coaching – Christmas With the Family There is so much hype about Christmas that if we are not entirely looking forward to it we can feel like a kill joy.  If you feel you do all the work and end up feeling like United

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Social Entrepreneurship- the key to a better future for all.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W549EdDwxu4&feature=youtu.be Do you care for others more than yourself? Did you know that every 6 sec. a child dies of malnutrition? Would you like to make a difference? The ladies at the 10-12 Business Club Certainly does! Had a great time, sharing Mannatech’s Donation through Consumption programme with like minded women in business. What are

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Lindsay McLoughlin

From Guest Networking to Guest Blogger in 10-12 Days

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As I wound the car up the twisting driveway of the Danesfield Hotel in Marlow in early November, I was reminded of the last time I had been there. I had been attending a friend’s Christmas wedding reception and had “commandeered” another friend’s boat to be my berth for the night. I remember climbing out

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Is there such a thing as free networking?

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I often hear people saying that they will only use free networking rather than a paid membership group as they feel it is better value! I have to  say that once you factor in your time, your expense to get there and possibly parking costs, you have to admit that it’s not free. Of course

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