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The literal ups and downs of walking from Land’s End to John o’ Groats solo were the focus of a talk from inspirational coach Jen Le Marinel.
Jen, based in Cheltenham, took three-and-a-half months to complete her epic journey and shared her highs and lows of the trip; from peace, quiet and breath-taking scenery to a bout of food poisoning after a late night curry.
She talked about what she learned about herself along the way and how it helped shape her business, WildFire Walks. She has also written a blog about her adventure.read more
I’ve attended many Business Village Networking events in Swindon the past 8 years. I’ve tried other networking events, but Business Village has worked best for me.
For someone who essentially works alone from a home office it’s a great opportunity once a week to get out and meet other local business people ‘face to face’, and to find out what’s happening in the local area.
At a cost of just £10 (which includes breakfast, and which is only payable for the weeks when I attend) this is a cost-effective marketing tool as well. For anyone who thinks they can do all of their business networking online – think again! Online networking might be a reasonable way to connect with large numbers of people, but face to face is a better way to develop trust and build lasting business relationships.
Business Village members make these meetings fun and enjoyable, without losing sight of the more serious business nature. A varied events schedule that mixes round table networking with referrals sessions and presentations ensures that there is always something of interest and useful going on.
Here are 10 reasons why I think you should try it too, or come back and give us another go if you haven’t been for a while.read more
We asked our regulars at Swindon Business Village for recommendations of good summer reads, both business books and fiction.
Here’s what they came up with…read more
Placing a value on their time is a challenge for all business owners, and smaller companies and sole traders in particular. On what basis should you charge - an hourly rate? A fixed fee? Richard Mathews, managing director of Swindon-based Regulatory Accounting - a...read more
Up next at Business Village :
Top ten tips to consider when organising events!
After a good informal networking breakfast we’ll have a presentation by Debbie Bell of Ziabia.
Ever wondered what goes into planning event? – these top ten tips will offer suggestions of areas that need to be considered to ensure everything runs smoothly for your event, no matter how big or small.