Entrepreneurial women in and around Sheffield will be given the opportunity to boost their business and build new contacts when a brand new Women in Business Network (WIBN) launches later this month.
The Women in Business Network is an organisation created for either self-employed or employed women, by women who have experienced and grown their own business in this way. The meetings take place once per month and facilitate introductions and discussions for members to gain new clients via word of mouth – known to be the very best way to gain new business.
Local businesswoman Louise Cutting will be launching the first meeting on Thursday, April 25, at The Rutland Hotel.
The recent recession has been hard for virtually all companies, large and small so it’s really important to think smart about how to promote and grow your business in a cost effective way. Word of mouth is repeatedly proven to be the most effective and trusted way to gain new customers, which makes our network a fantastic way to raise your profile and expand your business when others are in decline.
As a busy mum of two herself, Louise also knows how important it is for women to balance their professional life with family commitments, which is why all of the meetings take place over lunchtimes, so they don’t clash with family mealtimes, the school run or childcare.
Louise, who decided to launch her own WIBN groups after attending other meetings to promote her Travel Business, added:
I went out to a few different networking events, but it can feel quite intimidating as a woman to attend them on your own – they can often be very male dominated. I joined the Women in Business Network and found that it’s a world away from that – we offer a really warm welcome to all of our ladies who attend, it’s a really supportive environment where we share ideas, contacts and go out of our way to help each other succeed.
The Sheffield launch event takes place between 12 midday – 2pm on Thursday 25th April 2013, at the Rutland Hotel, 452 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2PY. For more information or to book a contact Louise Cutting on 01773 860347 or firstname.lastname@example.org