We’re back… and straight down to business #brainstorming for January!

January is a time for New Year’s Resolutions – setting out new plans and objectives for the year ahead, and readying ourselves for new possibilities.  This year, SWIBN is starting off on a theme which matters to our members – being better business owners – by learning new skills and dusting off any pesky issues we’re experiencing in business.  
With a room full of experts, what better way to kickstart a new year?
This month, we’ll focus specifically on your business queries – and you can submit areas or questions you might have via our anonymous “postbox“.   January’s #SWIBNTuesday will workshop those business queries that leave you stumped – through our table workshop format.  
As this is something you’ve told us you like, we’ll also commit to running mini-sessions during our networking sessions at other #SWIBNTuesday events.
Don’t forget to book your spot – hop over to our Eventbrite reservation page here.

Mega Networking Start to SWIBN’s 2015 Calendar!

Welcome back, SWIBNers, we hope you had a super Christmas break – a very Happy New Year to you too!

Thanks to all of you who took the time to fill out our member survey, it’s great to have your feedback and ideas.  One of the points that comes through regularly is lots of networking! So bearing that in mind, we’re kick-starting 2015 with a mega networking event.

Focused on getting you to know your SWIBN colleagues better, understanding who you might be able to do business with and learning some new skills while you’re at it – January’s event will be a fun, dynamic evening.

All you need to do is RSVP by clicking on this link – and don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards!

We hope to see you then…

January SWIBN | Great Networking Tips from Sandra Hart | A Mine of Networking Nuggets

Back with a bang in 2014! Thanks to Sandra Hart for her super networking ‘nuggets’ …

January’s networking evening was a feast of fun and helpful tips on how to maximise your networking potential.  I know many of us learned new tricks on how best to network, using our natural talents [us women are super networkers!], as well as those crucial tips on entering and exiting conversations! Not to mention the key: follow-up.  

This is also my first post as co-facilitator, ladies! Delighted to be working with Oonagh on what is already a very dynamic and active network… hope I can bring some interesting ideas and suggestions for 2014.

Speaking of which – one of my tasks [thanks Oonagh! Well, in fairness, I volunteered… ] is our online presence – so website, social media etc.  Like to let me know your thoughts? Email me on olwenswibn@sligoenterprise.ie.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 25th February for a thought-provoking talk from Dr. Patricia Fitzsimons.

Olwen