When you run your own business you concentrate on sales and growing the business.
However, too many businesses risk serious damage to their success and business’s future by not putting into place the foundations of a successful business.
It’s only when something goes wrong that the business realises there are actions they should have been taking. In this Q and A Masterclass Jayne Meek from Spritz Monkey, Jo Hunt from Chestnut Associates, Sam Stone from NatWest and Jenny Animashaun from JA Business Services have over 80 years of combined knowledge to answer your questions!
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Having started my career working in the family tenpin bowling centre business I went on to competitively participate in the sport and eventually represented Great Britain in both national and international bowling competitions. Finding myself in the frontline of the industry I was able to see the “bigger picture”, especially in relation to Health and Safety, and recognised very early on the need for strong compliance in the field.
When my competitive career drew to a natural end, I focused on applying the skills and knowledge gained through first hand experience of working in the leisure industry to create something unique and professional. In 1981 this focus resulted in the founding of Chestnut Associates, a “one-stop” service to support clients in achieving compliance in relation to their legal Health and Safety requirements.
Through experience and practical application, complemented by an inherent insight into the needs of businesses of all sizes and scales, I’ve grown the business from its original roots into the company it is today.
J A Business Services was created after its founder Jenny Animashaun was inspired by helping others. Gaining qualifications in Understanding Enterprise and Enterprise skills, Jenny found herself helping people with their business ideas by seeing things from a different point of view and offering guidance.
Jenny has gained 18 years of experience in an office environment working to managerial level dealing with all aspects of administration, accounts and office management. Jenny studied the AAT qualification to gain underpinning knowledge to build on her skill set.
Combining Jenny’s skills, qualifications and experience J A Business Services was created and are able to offer bookkeeping from recording initial transactions to trial balance, all administration services as well as a variety of services to take your hobby to an established business and to guide you to develop and grow.
From a vision board to business plan writing and setting up complete processes, J A Business Services offers a free consultation to share your ideas and start your journey.
In Samantha's many years at NatWest Samantha has helped businesss in many ways, and it's her goal to support your business expansion. Helping businesses grow, develop and reach their full potential. Working with businesses of various sizes from sole trader start ups to companies that turnover £3m and as a bank, NatWest can put you in touch with various support networks and facilities.
With over 20 years experience in Information Security, Privacy, Compliance and Risk Management, Spritzmonkey wants to help you secure your business's most precious assets. The information and data that your business uses on a daily basis must be adequately protected against all potential threats; hacking, industrial espionage and accidental loss being examples; and Spritzmonkey has the expertise to achieve your information security goals.
We can work with you to manage all of your information security, cyber security and data protection need ensuring your risks are minimized to acceptable levels and profits maximized and protected.
At Spritzmonkey we pride ourselves on being expert knowledgeable consultants, offering cost-effective services tailored to your business needs and we build long term relationships with our customers.
Jenny Animashaun is also an Insider, where you can "Hang out" with Jenny and other business owners researching, learning, sharing and working together. With many business owners citing The Insiders as "worth its weight in gold!" It's helped people sell more at exhibitions, get published in international digital magazines, pick up new business, learn new skills and even overcome their fears like picking up the phone, videos and public speaking!
Jayne Lloyd Photography,
Business women tell us that The BWN gives women like you;
- Increased sales.
- New customers.
- Increased confidence.
- New friends.
- New opportunities
- Gain new leads
- Learn new skills
- Overcome your fears
- Keep motivated
- Create accountability
- You gain confidence to ask for what you want.
- You gain the confidence to go for the bigger opportunities.
You gain new skills in all areas of business and success. From Sales and Marketing, Online marketing, PR, Business growth, public speaking, pitching for business, picking up the phone to get what you want, and more!
"Thank you for all your support, promotion & monthly bum-kicking. Your energy & enthusiasm has helped so many of us to keep pushing ourselves & our businesses forward.”
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For £100 (£75 with the Golden Ticket) you could sponsor this event, feature on this page (with links to your business!) feature in our online marketing, have your business literature and promotional materials on each place setting, have a stand and get to speak to the audience for 10 minutes.
Bring 2 friends and attend for free.
Get in touch to access a special ticket for our 8th March International Women's Day Celebration and this event and recieve a free copy of Founder Mandie Holgates first book "Your daily dose of business women's confidence and success."
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Great motivationl networking, great ideas, great opportunities, and so much more.
If you have had not been to an event yet come along and see why after 8 years we are still considered the most motivational, proactive networking group in the East of England!
Don't worry about it being a girlie "clicky" group. This is business focussed in a relaxed environment that enables you to get the answers and connections you need.
What is the structure of our events?
The event starts at 10am and its fine to arrive early or late. And if you want a 1 2 1, its fine to arrive early, we won't disturb you.
Refreshments arrive at 10am, ensure you add your business literature to the promo table.
Feel free to put your handbag, coat etc on a place and help yourself to a cuppa.
At 10.30 we sit down and hear the Business Ops (which are local, national and international opportunities including media opportunities as they come up.) Then we have our 45 minute master class.
Then its over to you. The first 25 business women are guaranteed a 60 seconds to speak about their business and we ensure we stop the structured content by midday so that there is time to network freely again until 12.30.
If you need to dash that is fine. But Wivenhoe House is beautiful and perfect for a light lunch, a good coffee and a meeting.
When you leave ensure you take any left over business literature with you.
And keep in touch on our social media so that businesses get to know you between events.
“The Friday event was really good, there was a lovely mix of people and Lynette was brilliant.” The UK Kinesiology Academy, Miranda Welton.
“Great meeting and what a fantastic array of work these lovely ladies do – I really do love talking to them and hearing about what they do.” Gerry Gould Brainwave Charity
“Thanks for Friday! I really enjoyed it – what a lovely group of ladies.” CCVS, Tracy Fortescue
The Business Womans Network Refund Policy
Please note that because The BWN does not have a traditional membership we work closely with our venues to keep costs and administration to a minimum, as such we have to abide by the refund policy. Although we will do all we can to accommodate busy business women;
More than one week to the date of the event;Full refund on your purchased ticket.
Less than one week to the date of the event;No refund on your purchased ticket however, choose a different date to attend at that venue.
On the day of the event;No refund and no alternative date.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause; however, we incur costs for tickets purchased. Should you feel that you fit exceptional circumstances and wish to discuss this we are happy to do this and are always open to new ideas to enable us to help women in business more.
The BWN – As Passionate About Your Success As You.
Wivenhoe House Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
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