News and views from Swindon Business Village
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
Another great presentation at Business Village this week, this time from the founder and MD of South Marston-based SMP Ltd, Neil Grant. Neil set up Strategic Maintenance Planning Ltd 20 years ago which, in its first year of trading, turned over £67K, and in its second...read more
Two Swindon charities are better off to the tune of £400 thanks to a donation from Business Village. TWIGS, a community garden project, and youth charity Inner Flame, were each given £200 from Business Village, which meets every Thursday at the Campanile Hotel for breakfast and networking.read more
Successful goal setting to achieve a healthy 2017. A presentation by Shirley Hensher and Ian Locke to the Swindon Business Village networking group. If you need a transcript of their presentation…read more
The StartUp Britain Tour Bus comes to Swindon on 22nd July. If you are a budding entrepreneur, or interested in starting up your own business, this is a good opportunity to come and talk to experts and others who can help get your business going. What is StartUp...read more