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1230 TWC Mastermind

1230 TWC Mastermind

Working With Like-Minded Women Entrepreneurs - Just Like You!
27 March

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Venue directions

The Anthologist
58 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7BB

You know the value of networking. As an established woman in business you need MUCH MORE than that.

You want and need a group of women on a similar journey to you
A space where you can receive and give feedback
A room where you grow and
where the Chatham House Rule applies

That's what the
1230 TWC Mastermind is about.

 Our 1230 TWC Mastermind will:

  • Allow you to share what’s really going on in your business in a safe environment.
  • Pinpoint areas you want to improve.
  • Gain insight from other members.
  • Give you specific actions to focus each month.
  • Hold you accountable and focused during each month.
  • As a result grow revenue and reach your goals faster.

 What you get:

  • Advanced level business training
  • Structured format
  • Peer to peer support
  • Creative ideas and fresh perspectives
  • Motivation from experienced business owners
  • Honesty and constructive criticism
  • A buffet style brunch

Accountability and focus will get you further faster saving you time and money

This is 
Collaboration | Challenging | Mentoring | Expertise |Brainstorming | Learning | Strengthening | Accountability |Growth | Support & Training
for 9 Special Established Women Entrepreneurs


Interested?
The London Chapter next meeting is 
27 March - 10.00 am - 1.00 pm with brunch

networking, business, women

Your Host

networking, business, women

Meet your Facilitator
Julia Bernard-Thompson

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Business Networking: Are Venues Important?

Are venues important?

We think so, we know so!

From day 1, 3 March 2002, 1230 The Women’s Company has always held its monthly lunch-time business meetings in attractive venues with ambience, and delicious food.

1230 TWC is not a run of the mill network with sandwiches and sausage rolls!

Inspiration flows in great surroundings and solid, trust-worthy relationships are built with regular attendance, not only for those who attend, but with our venues too.

So we blow the trumpet for our fabulous venues and their helpful accommodating staff, here they are!

 

Bexley – Ferrari’s Restaurant

Blackheath & Greenwich – DoubleTree Hilton

Bromley – Aqua Restaurant

City of London – Devonshire Terrace

Croydon – Ponte Nuovo

East Dulwich – Tart

Margate – The Powell Restaurant

Mayfair – Jak’s Mayfair

Orpington – Scala

Sevenoaks & Tunbridge Wells – The Hand & Sceptre

Don’t miss out, we’d love to see you there – be productive, and, enjoy yourself!

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Handbags!

handbags, businesswomen, wallet, purses, shoulder bags, clutch bags, India, China, leather, Harris Tweed, cosmetic bags, travelIf I were to ask the question – “We all love handbags, don’t we?”  I get the feeling I’d be deafened by a resounding “yes”!  So when I heard that 1230 Select Guildford Member, Shona Easton of Shona Easton Design Studio was to give a talk about her production line, I was intrigued, to say the least.

And I wasn’t disappointed.  Shona took us from her idea, to drawing, materials (beautiful leather samples and Harris Tweeds) factory briefings, costings, varying import duties, deciding on quantities to order, maintaining stock and the finished beautiful article.  I just love the idea of a transportable “inner” bag which will hold all the essentials, including a key ring attachment – just move it from handbag to handbag!

From my early days of working in a shipping office (everyone did in those days) I know about Bills of Lading; needless to say I learnt much more from Shona’s talk and experienced Shona’s generosity with some lovely leather goods too.  Watch this space for a 1230 TWC something leather from Shona’s Designs.

The 1230 Select Guildford meeting was such a pleasure to be included and to meet such vibrant dedicated businesswomen.  Welcome 1230 Select Guildford to 1230 TWC!  I look forward to the next meeting on 6 June

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Link to 1230 TWC

1230 TWC is proud of its Members.  As a proud Member of 1230 TWC, please link to our website.  Search Engines just love links – this will help us get picked up by many more Search Engines, which in turn means that people looking for businesses like yours will find you first!

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Women through Time – their gender their strength

women, businesswomen, gender, strength, London, City, Boudica, Margaret ThatcherThe networking started in earnest at 10.00 am City Business Library over coffee and biscuits, I’d caught the 9.13 am from my local station, but those business women travelling from Canterbury, Herne Bay and Hythe, left considerably earlier at 7.10 am!  Tina, our City of London Guide – Miss B Takes a Walk – was already there, such a pleasure to meet her for the first time.  The 1230 TWC “walkers” were soon joined by Mikaela Ioannou and her photographic team from University of East London who were to document the day for their forthcoming Exhibition “Power to us” (working title).

Gathering our coats and scarves around us against the cold, off we set; Tina leading us onto our “Women through Time – their gender their strength” walk in celebration of International Women’s Day.  In and around Paternoster Square, King Edward Street, Gresham Street, Cheapside, Guildhall Complex, Poultry, Mansion House and Royal Exchange we walked – brrrr it was getting colder, so we huddled together listening to Tina’s every word, near various hot-air vents, oh joy – but it was so worth it!  Cameras clicking all the way.

We learnt about Dame Mary Donaldson 1st female Lord Mayor, Margaret Thatcher and Alexa Wilding, Elizabeth Fry, Emmeline Pankhurst, Boudica, Capt John SmithPocohontas, Isabella Beeton, Madona and Evita and Isabella Queen of England to Edward II.  Oh to have been a “fly on the wall”, maybe to have joined Boudica I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to be an adversary, all such tremendously courageous, inspiring women of their time.

Quick hop and warm-up on the Tube onto Mayfair Exchange for lunch, finding out more about each other and how we can work together accompanied by lots of – “cheers!”  Can’t wait to see our recorded interviews with film crew.  Eventually, we had to make a move back to the office – no… too late, back home.

Thanks so much Tina for an amazing journey with amazing women – can’t wait until the next time!

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Sevenoaks & Tunbridge Wells Business Networking

Women's Business Networking Lunch meetings

Business Networking With Like-Minded Women Entrepreneurs

COVID-19   1230 TWC meetings are currently online 
To comply with current Government legislation, all 1230 TWC face to face meetings are postponed. Until further notice, 1230 TWC is pleased to 
provide regular weekly  virtual meetings. 

Please Book HERE


Our 1230 TWC Sevenoaks & Tunbridge Wells Business Women's Networking Lunch meets at the Hand & Sceptre. This contemporary gastropub ensures your networking lunch is a delight of British & Mediterranean. Business lunches that are  so good, you won't believe it's beneficial to your business growth!

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The Hand & Sceptre
21 London Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0QB

At the 1230 TWC Business Women's Networking Lunch you can expect great conversation, a speaker  or mini-workshop to boost your business, and a great lunch.

Your next Lunch-time Meeting with this group is on the
4th Tuesday of each month @ 12.30 pm

Your 1230 TWC Hosts

Helen Manchip

Helen Manchip

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Can't make this month's lunch-time meeting? Book in for the next one here!

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My fabulous day in Margate

What a brilliant day in Margate yesterday!

With constructive tips in Part 1 of Lindsay Panteli’s “How to Immediately and Massively Grow your Business” workshop (Part 2 on 27/9), hearing more about everyone’s businesses and planning the forthcoming 1230 Business School training around everyone’s needs (watch this space for more news on that) and having a delicious meal – what more could my day have held?

Well it did, because after that I went off to play with my daughter Clare and 2.5 yo grandson Richard on the beach. Followed by a leisurely walk along the front to the Harbour Arm, catching the lovely folks in the Rock Shop along the way, fresh sea food to take home (Clare had sensibly brought some freezer blocks), fabulous fish n chips (make mine whitebait) from Pete’s Fish Factory, sadly missed Kim Conway at Seaside Portraits :(, back to easily parked car in the Dreamland Car Park – only £2.50 for the whole day and a comfortable drive back home for 9.00 pm

Finishing my day was a message from my old school friend Chris, over from New Zealand for The Games. We’re meeting up on Saturday, so looking forward to that!

Yesterday was Chris’ second day in the UK – this is what she said – “everywhere’s so clean, the trains, DLR and tube are fantastic; we collected our tickets from Stratford which only took 20 mins, so efficient – we’re having such a ball!” What a great recommendation for The Olympic Games and the UK!

And so to bed zzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Today brings – #1230KISS Twitterview with Beverley Morrison, journalist with NewsShopper’s Limited Edition magazine at 10.30 am – hope you’ll join us to find out all about Bev, and then onto to see the fabby guys at 1st Domains for more web site innovation!

Have a great day all!

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I have a business – Let’s Get Selling!

So now you have a business and you are ready to sell! Really?

Well, maybe…. let’s see what you think.

You’ve got your brand new business cards hot off the press from the printers.  Well you have, haven’t you?

OK, perhaps you’re still waiting for them, but you have got a handy notebook and pen at the ready??

Never go anywhere without your business cards; that includes supermarket, hairdressers, dentist, school gates, etc….  These are your informal networking opportunities.

But we’re looking at formal networking for the moment, ie pre-arranged, professionally organised networking opportunities.

Why would you want to book into something like that?

Word of mouth referral is responsible for 70% of business taking place! That is 70% of business activity is down to people who get to know you and like you, whether or not they have bought your products or used your services, they feel comfortable in recommending or referring you.

So that would seem a pretty fool-proof and economical way to grow your business; to make money.

Yes, but it doesn’t happen overnight – it takes time and effort – by you!

Effective and successful networking isn’t just about “the money”.

It’s about learning from your peers, sharing experiences and support.  Which in turn all add to your well-being and that of your business!

If you are going to be successful in business, face-to-face networking is an essential part of your business’s marketing strategy.

So here are the Rules to make networking work for you:-

    • Networking is about developing trust and relationships over time – so you need to attend regularly
    •  Be prepared to give and help others – what you give will come back three-fold – see where you can make connections for others
    • Show a genuine interest in people and really listen – you never know who they know!
    • Always follow up contacts, by phone or email
    • Arrange 1:1s – to find out more about each other and business opportunities – so always take your diary, whether paper or electronic, with you
    • Invite business contacts to experience a networking meeting – spreading the word extends opportunities for everyone
    • Circulate – don’t stay in your comfort zone
    • Be prepared – have plenty of business cards, perhaps an A5 flier, and certainly have a 1 minute talk (let me  know if you’d like a copy of the 1230 TWC 1 Minute guide)
    • Treat your network like gold – don’t abuse your contacts

 Remember
 “Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement” anon

Networking is not about selling, it’s about building the relationship.  Follow the above rules consistently and it will work for you.

I would love to hear from you about your networking experiences and please share your own networking tips.  

Jackie Groundsell: Founder of 1230 The Women’s Company Ltd – leading UK network for business women, providing opportunities for business and career women to meet locally in the Business High Street, share experiences and work together to grow their businesses through regular vibrant, buzzy meetings.   

Helping you get more business. t:+44 (0)20 8650 8015

She’s booked?  Have you?

Posted by Jackie Groundsell on 11/08/2011 11:34:15

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