Tips and strategies for running a successful business

Our next meeting is on the evening of Tuesday 16 February in central Reading.

Join us to hear from local entrepreneur Keith Seville with his lessons from many years running successful businesses. Keith is also the publisher of TODAY magazine and a business mentor.

Click here for full details and to book your place.

How to set meaningful and achievable goals for 2016

A new year brings with it new opportunities. Whatever you do, change is everywhere.

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How do you identify what matters to you and set your own agenda? What motivates you in your life and how can you set goals to achieve these? How do you include personality, skills, relationships and responsibilities?

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Join careers consultant and counsellor Shirley Anstis in this holistic goal setting workshop to set the goals that matter to you – in business, in relationships, in life. What goals would you really like to achieve in 2016?

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How to deliver effective presentations and pitches – Reading, Berkshire

Would you like to improve your presenting and pitching skills with tips and techniques from an actor and director? We provide a safe space where you can learn and grow.

In this workshop you will:

  • Receive constructive feed back on your presentation
  • Receive expert guidance to significantly improve your presentation skills
  • Learn how to deliver more persuasive and effective presentations
  • Reduce stress during your presentations
  • Begin to enjoy making presentations (optional!)

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Steve Macaulay (far left) with Goldie, Chucky Venn and Clint Dyer

Steve Macaulay, of 2 Heavy Productions, has been in numerous plays over several years and recently directed Goldie at Stratford East in Kingston 14 by Roy Williams. He will be sharing his expertise and giving you feedback and guidance on your pitch so that you can be more effective.

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Join us for tips and techniques you can implement immediately. Come to the workshop and increase your confidence in pitching and presentations so that you are better prepared for your next opportunity.

And here we are after a stimulating session


How To Use Social Media in Your Business

Are you overwhelmed by social media?
Do you know you should use it for your business but don’t know where to start?
Are you not sure what to share and how to do it?
Come to our next session where media professional and business owner Louise Chandler of Soundbite Media will clarify the what, where, why and how so you feel equipped to take your business to the next level.

Book here today, only 16 spaces!

Meet and eat

Join us on Thursday 26th March 7.30pm to connect and grow our business community. This way we can share our passion and increase our customer reach.

We’re dining at Faith Kitchen, African Cuisine in Reading, and they have put together a special 3 course menu for only £12.00. Email to add your name to the list. We look forward to welcoming you.

Goal setting for 2015 – setting meaningful and achievable goals for the year ahead

  • Do you know that 60% of people who make New Year’s resolutions abandon them halfway through the year? Many of us make the same resolutions year after year and don’t accomplish them.
  • We need to set goals that are meaningful to us in our whole lives – otherwise the personal can derail the professional and vice versa.
  • Do you set too many goals so it’s hard to focus on any of them?
  • Are they so vague that you don’t know when you’ve achieved them?
  • Do your goals highlight what is important in your life or things you feel you should do?
  • Join us for an evening to focus on you: your life and your business.
  • What goals would you really like to achieve in 2015. Lets do it together.

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Dinner Club on Saturday 6th September, 6.30pm – moving forward together

Moving forward together…

Join us as we eat, drink, reflect on our journey so far and share our goals for the future. We have booked a private room at the Royal Tandoori restaurant on Duke Street, Reading. It serves authentic Indian food for meat eaters and vegetarians. Come along to:-

  1. Share your ideas and activities,
  2. Promote your project/enterprise and keep up the positive momentum.
  3. Learn from and be motivated by others,

It’s free to attend, just pay for what you eat.  Email to confirm attendance. We look forward to welcoming you!