Throughout social media today, women in business are constantly being bombarded with the message that they should be an independent one woman machine who balances work and home life with ease and becomes the perfectly in-control boss of her business. And whilst here at Socially Shared we truly believe in the power of women running their own business, you certainly don’t have to do it alone!
Where to start?
Our advice to you as a solopreneur is to get out and meet people. There is a whole world of people just like you that are working independently and are looking for others for companionship and support. There are lots of ways to do this and networking and events are a great place to start.
What do we have to offer?
Business support networks are a fabulous way to gain insight and knowledge from others and connect with those who may be able to help and support you and your business. At Socially Shared, we take pride in our learning focused network, sharing the expertise we have within our networking community. With a new focus each month, across a range of venues and areas, you will learn a variety of helpful tools and techniques such as managing your diary, facing your fear of public speaking, learning how to become more confident on various social media platforms and so much more. View our upcoming events.
Annual Women In Business Conference:
Each year we bring women in business, employment and education together from right across the region to celebrate, inspire, learn, support and connect with each other. This year we have another fabulous lineup of speakers and the theme is ‘Mind Your Business’, exploring how our mindset can be a help or a hindrance to us and the work we do. View our conference lineup.
Online Social Media Community:
We also have an active online business community on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. On Facebook we have our business page and two groups; one exclusively for members and a second for everyone to join in. LinkedIn we have a business page and a group for people to chat. Instagram is more a keeping in touch account, sharing information about how you can get involved.
However you wish to get involved with our business support network and community, a warm welcome is guaranteed and you will most definitely not feel on your own!
What’s Coming Up?
Marketing plays such an important part in any business and done properly can be the difference between a good business and a great one! This session with Socially Shared Founder Karen Heap, will be looking at how you can improve the results of your marketing by taking a few simple steps.
Is your logo looking a little lack lustre? Has your business evolved but your branding hasn’t? Perhaps it’s time for a refresh! This session with Michelle from Michelle Abrahall Illustration & Design will explore why it’s important to audit your branding on a regular basis, the difference and benefits of rebranding and refreshing your brand, how it can be just the right thing for your business and much more!
If you’re a woman in business that sets goals for the year but may at times feel as though you are battling against the tide either energetically or emotionally and things don’t always work out how you’d hoped, you might want to look at new ways to plan your future.
Nichola from The Soul Angels will show ways that connect you to the natural energies of the earth that will allow you to flourish in a more natural, rhythmic flow in order that you stay grounded, connected and engaged, making your dreams and goals for the future less stressful. During this workshop, you will be given a plan to set goals during each season, tools to keep grounded and focused when things don’t go your way and how to plant seeds of growth for your future.
Budgeting is something that some solopreneurs and micro businesses tend to think is not relevant to them because they are a small enterprise. However, we believe that it may be more important, as often the cash flow and working capital of smaller businesses are often very limited.
Join us for this talk by Socially Shared member, Anne Wordsworth Principal Accountant and Owner of Cube Accounting, who will be sharing invaluable advice and guidance as to why and how you can budget for your business.
To view more of our upcoming events head over to our Socially Shared events calendar!
Interested in joining the Socially Shared Women’s Business Support Network? Our affordable annual membership is £99 and includes many benefits to help your business thrive. Find out more via our website.
“Just joined the group in Tamworth, such a great bunch of business owners wanting to support and encourage each other. Networking without testosterone or egos, bliss!” – Wendy Garcarz, Wendy Garcarz Consulting.”