After ten years of coaching and facilitating business club meetings, I can’t help noticing that many female business owners seem to come across similar obstacles or barriers in business.
I meet many highly talented women, whose businesses have a great deal of potential, who seem to be holding themselves back. This may well be for personal reasons and family circumstances- balancing family demands and a business is hard work after all, and I know from my personal experience that we may not want to make too many sacrifices.
But since running a business seems to have got more demanding in these economic times, the last thing you want is to feel unsure whether you have the confidence or the resources you need to secure and maintain your place against potentially fierce competition.
With many new start-ups springing up all over the place, doing business in 2012 may require each of us to stand out more than we used to, to get noticed, stay visible and become the highly trusted business partner that our clients will buy into and stay loyal to.
You don’t want to be held back by barriers, such as doubt in your ability to grow or to access the funds you need to develop the business. You don’t want to be afraid of success or failure or feel overwhelmed because you simply have too much to do.
We have assembled a fantastic group of speakers for our International Women’s Day event on 7 March – women like you and me – who know all the challenges and barriers and who may have the answers for what you do want!
- Helen Hughes, Business Manager from RBS – “Funding for Growth or Change- the Reality”
- Jayne Reddyhoff – “How to make time for growth in your business and space for more enjoyment”
- Sue Roberts- “Your Inner Success Conflict”
- Mary Fraser & Ute Wieczorek-King- “Getting noticed for all the right reasons”
- Mell Sheppard & Julie Farrell, two lovely Toastmasters with their entertaining talk “Men are from Mars and women are from ….. Maidenhead Speakers’ Club”
With a raffle for Oxfam and raffle prizes that include 3 months membership at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, a night at the Bird in Hand Hotel, Tea for Two at the Christopher Hotel in Eton, A Magnum of Champagne, a framed picture, eBooks and perfume, this will be an event not to be missed!
Especially as you will also come away with lots of valuable connections in our facilitated networking sessions, including our very own SLOW Speed Networking!
To see more details or to book your place, please visit this link: http://www.successnetwork.org.uk/events/international-womens-day/iwd-2012/
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