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Entrepreneurs gather for fifth Women Mean Business meeting at East Kent College in Broadstairs

By Peter Barnett
Amanda Holges, Angela Brier-Stephenson and Deborah Turner are taking part in the fifth Women Mean Business meeting

The fifth Women Mean Business free event is at East Kent College in Broadstairs on Wednesday, April 23.

Organiser Christine Holmes said: “Running your own business can be very rewarding, both financially and personally, but it can also be confusing and sometimes lonely, especially when you are first starting up.

“Women Mean Business is an opportunity for women to pick up hints that can be used in their own business as well as meet with other like-minded women’.

All women who are thinking of starting, or who are running, a business or third sector organisation are welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to pick up information and tips they can use in their own business and make new contacts.

In the first workshop Business Matters, Christine Holmes of Thanet Enterprise will speak about the grants and loans that may be available; Annabel Kaye of KoffeeKlatch will share some tips about employing freelancers; and Aly Young, a solicitor, will speak about protecting your business and copyright and trademarks.

Christine added: “People like to buy from people but women, although great bakers, artists, accountants, seamstresses, often find it difficult to tell others how good they are and if they are not promoting themselves (and therefore their business) in the best possible way they could be losing business and money.”

Amanda Holges will speak about confidence; Deborah Turner of You Consultancy will demonstrate why personal branding is important; Brenda Cameron will share tips about body language, and Hilary Steel will explain how to communicate and not alienate.

Angela Brier-Stephenson, coach, trainer and radio presenter, will facilitate the morning as well as talk about the power of music and silence to motivate.

The morning starts at 10am (with registration from 9.30am) and ends at 1pm when there is a further chance to network and with an optional networking buffet lunch available for £5.

Although places are free it is essential to book and to reserve your place. For further information contact Christine on christine@hullabaloo-uk.co.uk or telephone 01843 822733.

Further information is on the website www.womeneanbusinessnetwork.co.uk

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