Mumpreneurs Networking Event – a great time had by all!

Mumpreneurs Networking Event

Had a wonderful time at the Mumpreneurs Networking Event to celebrate Business Mum Week 2009! We had about 30 guests including four babies and toddlers, already keen networkers! Guests included Natalie Lue of Bambinogoodies,
Vicky Linnett of Flamecat (www.flamecat.com), Olivia King-Boateng of the Excelsya Women’s Business Book Club (www.excelsya.co.uk), Wanda Hu (http://www.sweetpotato-archimedia.com), Oleander William (www.creativelifestyle.org.uk), Sarah Dawnay
(http://www.kid-shops.com), Iveta Tancheva (www.mumslikeyou.com), Fiona Monks
(www.bttradespace.com), Suzanne Dibble (www.lawyers4mumpreneurs.com), Alexandra Tham and Caroline Wall from www.green-eyed-monster.co.uk, Birgit Medele (www.clearofclutter.com) and Christine Pitzer (www.mandamania.com), Jo Molloy of Pea Productions. Such was my excitement on the day that I managed to lose my list of all the delegates, so please contact me if I’ve inadvertently left you out! Antonia Chitty gave a great talk about how she set up her own PR business and became a successful author (her books include the latest The Mumpreneur Guide): I found it particularly interesting that she plans her activities each day very carefully to stop her wasting time staring at the PC in the morning and trying to work out what to do first (so easy to do!). Alison Rothwell of the SEO Training Club had some great tips for time-saving tweeting if you are using Twitter in business. Some good tips: use Hootsuite to schedule tweets and Tweetdeck to read them, so you don’t have to wade through everything. Alison also confided in me she runs four businesses at the moment – how amazing is that! Lana from the East London Small Business Centre gave a short talk on how to access funding in the area. We all had some delicious dim sum and jasmine tea and enjoyed hugely having the chance to connect with other business women in a friendly and relaxed way. Next time I hope to have experts talking about blogging, law for small businesses and ecommerce, so watch this space!