Working Breakfast is a professional networking group that meets every Wednesday at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough, to pass referrals to each other.6.45 to 7am arrival and we always finish by 8.30am. We only allow 1 representative from any profession so take a look at our website in the Harborough group and see if you might benefit from…Details
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Working Breakfast is a professional networking group that meets every Thursday at College Court, Leicester to pass referrals to each other.6.45 to 7am arrival and we always finish by 8.30am. We only allow 1 Representative from any profession so take a look at our website in the Leicester group and see if you might benefit…Details
Tony Morely of the Wine and Hamper Co reminding us Christmas is round the corner before bringing us up to date on the packaging side of his business. With a visitors day coming up on the 29th September, why not put the date in your diary now and share with your friends to help them…Details
Allan Heggs of Silverside cheers us all up by reminding us that even with the help of experts, we’re all going to die. Allan can help us all with critical and serious illness cover. All members get a chance to make a 10 minute presentation to the room. Come along and see how Working Breakfast…Details
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A special visitors day has been announced by Working Breakfast Market Harborough. This will take place on May 13th at The Angel Hotel from 7am till 8.30am. The group has recently celebrated its 5th anniversary and it’s 21st member will be joining in May. Around 40 guests will be present at the visitors day, but…Details
The Market Harborough Chamber of Trade and Commerce has announced a new event aimed at showcasing many of the local businesses based in the town. The ‘Harborough Business Expo 2015’ will take place on April 20th from 1pm ‘til 5pm at the Harborough Market Hall. Several member of Harborough based networking group Working Breakfast will be…Details
Over 200 people took to the streets for Market Harborough’s first ‘Festival of Cycling’ sponsored by Working Breakfast members Alden Electrical on Sunday 29th of March. Organisers Race Harborough had hoped that it would offer something for everybody, but in the event it proved to be a test of character as well as a test…Details
If you are interested in how branding works and just how important it can be for the long term growth of your business, you might be interested in attending The Business Agenda this coming Tuesday (March 17th) at the Harborough Innovation Centre. Alastair Campbell, MD of The Ideal Marketing Company will be discussing the topic…Details
Members of Market Harborough networking group Working Breakfast are celebrating their five year anniversary. The Working Breakfast group, who meet weekly at The Angel Hotel, have passed leads generating over £1,000,000 during their time together. The group of 20 local businesses have now passed over 10,000 leads for each other and are the instigators of the successful…Details
A local digital marketing expert, recently identified by LinkedIn as one of the best connected women in marketing using the platform, has announced that she will be running a series of social media seminars in Market Harborough over the coming months. Jessica Shailes, Head of Digital Marketing at the Ideal Marketing Company was included in…Details
Attention all business owners – here is your chance to get a taste a of working breakfast for free! On Wednesday October 29th Working Breakfast are holding a special open event. It’s for anybody in the Harborough area who is open to meeting business owners, networking and receiving new business leads. It’s an early start…Details
October 15th sees a new event in Market Harborough to support start-up firms. Attending the event will be several Working Breakfast firms – on hand to offer expert advice. The event is being organised by Mick Judge from the Innovation Centre (pictured on the left) and speakers include Alastair Campbell from The Ideal Marketing Company…Details
A family business that is a member of Working Breakfast Market Harborough is celebrating making the shortlist for Employer of the Year in the Midlands Family Business Awards 2014. Set up by husband and wife Carl and Clare Elsby, chartered accountancy practice Elsby & Co (www.elsbyandco.co.uk) is one of just five companies to make it through…Details
Working Breakfast Market Harborough member The Ideal Marketing Company is holding a half-day seminar at the Waterfront Restaurant on September 25th in aid of LOROS Hospice. It will cover 3 important areas of marketing: increasing your enquiries, increasing your conversions and increasing your existing customers’ spend.
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Finding new members Who do you currently work with who isn’t around the table? Do you have suppliers in your business that could join? Do you work with people outside of work – in your social circles – who could join? What other networking circles do you move in; would some of them find it…Details
It’s our club, it’s our responsibility How many people have you asked along? If Working Breakfast is going to continue to be a success it is down to every member of the group to do their bit to make it work. It’s all too easy to sit back and watch other members do all the…Details
Make the most of the side benefits Business card database The Working Breakfast website contains a database of hundreds of local business owners. These are yours to download and to use as you see fit. Ask for details of the passwords required. Website The Working Breakfast website has hundreds of visitors each month and is…Details
There are just a few places remaining at next weeks marketing seminar being help upstairs at The Waterfront in Market Harborough. Are you a business who markets your services to other businesses? If so register your free place or find out more at:
Giving more referrals Write down what people ask for The best way to listen to people’s 60 seconds is to listen with a pen. Take time to write down the names of the person and the specific thing they have asked for. By doing this, it becomes clear who asks for something specific and who…Details
Looking out for the group members Take your cards wherever you go As a new member, you will get a business card holder to store any business cards you like, but especially business cards from group members. Take this in your briefcase, keep it on your desk or take it in your car. Whenever you…Details
Your 60 second commercial So now you are attending the meeting – or have somebody in your place, how do you make the most of it? First of all, aim to get there for 6.45am. That way you will have more time to catch up with other members of the group. If you arrive just…Details
The importance of numbers Attendance Central to the success of the group is attendance. You are expected to be there every week or send somebody to represent your company. Why is this so important? Firstly, it helps to show that you are running a reliable company which can be trusted. Secondly, if people have leads…Details
Networking tip number 7
Act quickly after receiving a lead, keeping both that lead and their referee happy. Even if you think that the contact may not be for you, follow up on it, as you never know where it could lead.
Networking tip number 6 Make sure you’re able to articulate what you do in a short space of time. Members are given just 60 seconds to communicate what you do and the benefits of that to others. Practice and perfect this 60 seconds as it is a way of showing people that they need your…Details
Networking tip number 5
Create a reputation as a source of knowledge for others. Paying attention to others can mean that you’re able to make personal recommendations, showing that you are reliable and trustworthy.
Networking tip number 4
Take a genuine interest in others; engage with them and enquire in the right way. Ask open ended questions and you’ll really get the best out of a conversation, gaining knowledge of their business to benefit both of you.
The Business Agenda. This month it is on the theme on customer acquisition and engagement. Hosted by Jess Shales it is sure to be another popular event for business owners.
Visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-business-agenda-april-15th-2014-tickets-11003601067 to register your free place.
Networking tip number 3
Bear in mind that finding the right contacts or networks won’t happen overnight – persevere in a group and you will get the right connections.
Networking tip number 2
Be focussed in your approach, and set some quantifiable end goals. Good aims are to grow your network by 100 new connections or gain ten new business appointments in a year from the group.
Networking tip number 1
Genuinely want to help others. Remember that networking should not be all about you, rather about what you can do to help other businesses. Taking this approach will build trust, enforcing new relationships, and people will be more willing to help you out when the time comes.
Time to reserve your free place at the March 2014 Business Agenda meeting supported by Working Breakfast. This month’s meeting takes place at the Harborough Innovation Centre on March 18th from 5pm till 7pm and will feature an interview with Alex Blackwell, Deputy Editor of The Harborough Mail. For more details or to reserve you…Details
Working Breakfast is different from other networking groups in that it is not a franchise, but was formed by a group of local business owners and professionals to get together each week to help pass new business on to one another. Unlike most normal networking events, most of the meetings are attended by regular members…Details
Graham Sayles from Market Harborough based print company Omniprint has taken over as chair of networking group Working Breakfast for the next 6 months. Grahams first meeting as chair was on Wednesday February 5th. Despite being a member of the Market Harborough chapter of Working Breakfast since it first started 4 years ago it was his…Details
Networking expert Will Kintish suggests you SHINE to make a good first impression S mile H andshake I (eye) contact! N ame, give your own and listen carefully for theirs E nthusiasm, show genuine interest in the other person Try this next time you are networking! Working Breakfast meets every Wednesday at the Angel Hotel…Details
5 key reasons for making up that follow up call, as noted by Will Kintish of www.kintish.co.uk are: It will make you lots of money You got on well when you met and the person seemed to like you There was a definite interest in what you have to offer It will genuinely help your…Details
You know you should network, but do you know why? Networking expert Will Kintish reminds you that you need to: Raise both your own profile, and that of the firm you are representing. Remind people that you and your firm are still about. Keep in touch with the marketplace. Get others to know who you…Details
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Networking expert Will Kintish has identified the ten sins of a bad networker… Lack of preparation Mixing up networking and selling Giving a bad first impression Thinking small talk is unimportant Talking too much, and in turn, not listening enough Asking the wrong questions Not properly answering the “what do you do?” question Misreading the…Details
Networking expert, Will Kintish, suggests three key tips to starting a conversation… Be confident in yourself and consider what you have to say important. By acting confidently, you will encourage the other person to be more responsive. Think of a compliment, whether it be about a presentation or about a persons’ car! No one can…Details
Will Kintish of www.kintish.co.uk has several tips for success… Self belief – believe you have something to offer. Adopt a giving mentality – give without remembering, but don’t forget what you have received. Be proactive – make the first move, don’t wait for someone else to do it. Be reliable – do what you’ve said…Details
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Remembering a name is the ultimate way of making someone feel important, says networking professional Will Kintish. He recommends four ways to remember a name… Make sure you hear and understand the name Make a link between the persons face and their name Add in details about the person to this link between face and…Details
This weeks’ key networking tips given by Will Kintish of www.kintish.co.uk are to Wear a name badge on your right lapel, meaning the person you are greeting will see it as you shake hands. Don’t look disinterested or look over someone’s shoulder if they are boring you, move on with courtesy and respect. The best…Details
Addressing the fear of attending a business event and not knowing the answer to a question, networking expert Will Kintish suggests asking three simple questions to gain understanding. Could you tell me more about that? Could you explain how that works? Can you describe that to me in more detail? Kintish notes that people are…Details
Will Kintish, networking expert, notes the importance of a good business card, and discusses several ways in which a business card can fail to do its job. Firstly, when a business card only has a mobile phone number on it. Next, when there is no postal address on the card. Finally, when there is no…Details
Here is a quick tip on how to improve your public speaking. If you choose to join Working Breakfast you will need to do a 60 second pitch each week. Tips are being posted on the website over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled. 20. Eye contact. Make eye contact with at…Details
Here is a quick tip to improve your public speaking. This could be especially useful should you choose to join the Working Breakfast in Market Harborough. 19. Smile. If you are nervous, you might not feel like it but it helps the tone of your voice and shows that you are comfortable in speaking. More…Details
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Here is a quick tip on how to improve your public speaking. If you choose to join Working Breakfast you will need to do a 60 second pitch each week. Tips are being posted on the website over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled. 18. Put emotion into what you are saying.…Details
Here is a quick tip to improve your public speaking. This could be especially useful should you choose to join the Working Breakfast in Market Harborough. 17. Stand up. Almost everybody stands up, but sometimes you might be tempted to stay seated, particularly at the end if you don’t have many referrals to pass. Always…Details
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Here is a quick tip on how to improve your public speaking. If you choose to join Working Breakfast you will need to do a 60 second pitch each week. Tips are being posted on the website over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled. 16. Solve Problems. Is there something you can…Details
It can be all too easy to over compensate your nerves by making the conversation all about you, because it is familiar ground. However, you will begin to notice as you attend more networking events, that the most successful networkers are those who listen intently to what others have to say. They make the other…Details
Here is a quick tip to improve your public speaking. This could be especially useful should you choose to join the Working Breakfast in Market Harborough. 15. Variety. Don’t repeat that same 60 seconds week after week. It will bore regular members and lead to a steady reduction in leads. It’s far better to change…Details
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This may seem obvious, or indeed a little patronising, but smiling is the best way to engage others. You will come across as warm and inviting, and will generate lots more contacts than the person who slopes in late, keeps checking his watch and looks as though he got forced to go along by his…Details
Here is a quick tip to improve your public speaking. This could be especially useful should you choose to join the Working Breakfast in Market Harborough. 14. Focus. Is there a theme that you can focus on? If you have been successfully working with a particular group, you can talk about their success in your…Details
Don’t wait at the edges of the room waiting until someone approaches you. You need to be proactive and start the conversation, by asking ‘what bring you to this event?’ Don’t let that question simply be an opener, you should listen and respond to their reply, and you probably are already a very good listener…Details
For the first time in the history of Working Breakfast it looks like the Market Harborough chapter will have to start a waiting list for new members. The group has just accepted it’s 24 member and their is a policy that 25 is the top number the group will allow. “Its important that all the members…Details
Working Breakfast member’s Archway House have held an open day at their premises on the outskirts of Market Harborough and raised £430 for Squires Effect. The open day included talks and taster sessions enabling you to learn more about how the different treatments and services Archway House offer could benefit you. Over 180 people attended the day and…Details
Here is a quick tip on how to improve your public speaking. If you choose to join Working Breakfast you will need to do a 60 second pitch each week. Tips are being posted on the website over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled. Work on the structure. There is no point…Details
Although it is tempting to sneak in at the back, if you arrive early you can introduce yourself as people walk into the room, they will want somebody to talk to so it is a very effective strategy. It is much easier to find someone who doesn’t already have a conversation partner. If you…Details
If you do not like attending networking events, you may find yourself sitting there thinking ‘when is it acceptable for me to leave?’ so to resolve this, take a certain number of business cards depending on the size of the event, and don’t allow yourself to leave until you have given them all out. At…Details
Here is a quick tip on how to improve your public speaking. If you choose to join Working Breakfast you will need to do a 60 second pitch each week. Tips are being posted on the website over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled. 12. Rehearse. It’s usually easy to spot who…Details
If you panic about what you are going to say when you begin to introduce yourself to people, make sure you have something prepared. It doesn’t need to be a long description of what your company does and how it can help them, but a short introduction of your name and the industry you are…Details
Here is a quick tip to improve your public speaking. This could be especially useful should you choose to join the Working Breakfast in Market Harborough. 11. Don’t rush. It’s better to say less in a clear way that is understood by all than to rush through a load of material that does not sink…Details
Book your place for the Business Agenda at the Harborough Innovation centre. The Business Agenda returns in October with a special talk from David Scott, Co-founder and Director of Rambutan The Business Agenda is a monthly meetings designed to help South Leicestershire & North Northamptonshire businesses meet up, learn from each other and forge relationships. It is…Details
If you don’t have business cards, get them. Sometimes you can get your first 100 business cards free, so it won’t cost you a penny. Business cards are things that companies usually keep a directory of and will often refer to them when they need a specific service, so you might not hear from someone…Details
Here is a quick tip to improve your public speaking. This could be especially useful should you choose to join the Working Breakfast in Market Harborough. 10. Speak clearly. Remember you are addressing the whole table. If you can only be heard by a few people you are wasting a huge opportunity. You need to…Details
It is very important that your connections see you as reliable. If you have told them that you will email them by the end of the day, make that a priority, or if you have said you’ll arrange a meeting, ensure that you have time to do so. You cannot rely on people to chase…Details
Here is a quick tip to improve your public speaking. This could be especially useful should you choose to join the Working Breakfast in Market Harborough. 9. Make a wish. What would be your ideal referral? Why not ask for it? It’s amazing how many times people ask for a seemingly obscure contact and a…Details
Once you have made the initial contact with someone, or met them, you should make a point of getting in contact with them by writing them an email. This will show that you are serious about developing a business relationship with them. The email is an opportunity to refresh their memory on what you discussed,…Details
Here is a quick tip to improve your public speaking. This could be especially useful should you choose to join the Working Breakfast in Market Harborough. 8. Get the basics right. For the benefit of the guest, the new members and the forgetful older members, always state your name, your company, it’s location and what…Details
If you make the habit of trying to connect to at least one person a day you could have generated up to 250 new contacts each year. Sending an email takes no more than five minutes a day and so it will be a valuable investment of your time if you do generate a new…Details
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After a break for the summer, the Business Agenda returns with a special event all about how your company can get the most out of LinkedIn with Libby Langley. The Business Agenda is a monthly meetings designed to help South Leicestershire & North Northamptonshire businesses meet up, learn from each other and forge relationships. It is held…Details
Here is a quick tip to improve your public speaking. This could be especially useful should you choose to join the Working Breakfast in Market Harborough. 7. Prove it. We are used to being skeptical about advertising and the same applies to your 60 second advert. If you are making an impressive claim then prove…Details
Another powerful tool when networking that can be the key to enhancing your network, is to develop the habit of introducing people. If you know two like-minded people, it is not a bad idea to introduce the two of them through their common interest. You do the initial work and then it is up to…Details
The Business Agenda is back after it’s summer break. The Working Breakfast sponsored event takes place on September 17th from 5pm till 7pm at the Harborough Innovation Centre.
This months guest speaker is Libby Langley who will be covering important topics around LinkedIn.
To book a free place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8088084679
Well done to all members of Working Breakfast Market Harborough for passing an impressive 49 leads this Wednesday morning. Will we ever beat the magic 50?
Here is a quick tip to improve your public speaking. This could be especially useful should you choose to join the Working Breakfast in Market Harborough. 6.Keep it brief. You have 60 seconds – don’t drag your slot on longer than it should be. You do not want to be an unwelcome guest at a…Details
Working Breakfast extends a very warm welcome to Linda from Alden Electrical who decided to join the group last week. We are looking forward to hear about your business and help in any way we can.
Building your network is the same as building a friendship group. You need to be friendly and helpful in any way you can. For example, if you were talking about a book you read on your recent holiday and someone sounded interested, send it to them. Or if you told someone you attended a sports…Details
Here is a quick tip on how to improve your public speaking. If you choose to join Working Breakfast you will need to do a 60 second pitch each week. Tips are being posted on the website over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled. 5. End with a strap line. The last…Details
Don’t dismiss anyone as irrelevant. At that very moment they may not be relevant to your business plan, however you cannot always know what the future holds. You might think that a local blogger cannot benefit you because you work at a veterinary practice but remember, you might branch out in the future, in which…Details
Here is a quick tip on how to improve your public speaking. If you choose to join Working Breakfast you will need to do a 60 second pitch each week. Tips are being posted on the website over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled. 4. Use props. If you want to show…Details
Last week (August 7th) a total of 53 leads were passed between members of Working Breakfast Market Harborough. This is one of the highest totals for a few months but we hope with new members coming on board and more training and development work that it may even be possible to beat in the coming weeks…Details
It is very important to connect with people from all areas of business, expanding your business outside of its comfort zone will not only benefit you, but also the network of people you already associate with. A broader network will make for more connections and could lead to either a more effective strategy, or more…Details
Keep an eye out for this weeks Harborough Mail – Thursday 15th – as I’ve been told by their news editor that they will be running a story in the Business Section about Working Breakfast’s Market Harborough Chapter.
Here is a quick tip on how to start your 60 second pitch if you choose to join the Market Harborough Working Breakfast. 3. Start your 60 seconds with a joke or some humorous reference to gain people’s attention and separate you from the previous speaker. More public speaking tips will be released over the…Details
Here is a quick tip on how to deliver your 60 second presentation if you choose to join the Market Harborough Working Breakfast. Don’t read off a sheet of paper. If you are going to read your material, make sure you have a good idea of the content and make plenty of eye contact with…Details
It is important that you proactively seek networking opportunities instead of leaving it to a chance invitation that only comes once in a blue moon. Your first step should be defining what it is that you would like to receive from your network. Secondly, networking is not necessarily about going to an event, why not…Details
A new chairperson for the Working Breakfast networking group, based in Market Harborough, has been announced this week. Alastair Campbell, MD of the Ideal Marketing Company will take over the position for the next six months with immediate effect. As one of the founding members of the Working Breakfast business group in Leicester, Alastair also…Details
Here is a quick tip on how to deliver your 60 second presentation if you choose to join Market Harborough Working Breakfast. 2. Be specific in what you ask for. It always works well if you name a specific type of business or position within companies. Keep a look out for our next public speaking…Details
Who can attend? The group has an open door policy. Anybody is welcome to attend, but you should call first to reserve a place, the number is at the end of this guide. However, only one person from each profession, trade or company is allowed to join as a member. Why we meet As well…Details
Networking is not about knowing the most people; it is about getting to know people who will give you and your business added value. Some people think that all it takes is for a room full of people to nkow your name by the end of the event, this isn’t necessarily going to be of…Details
More feared than death, public speaking is often cited as the number one thing that people are afraid of. There is no real need for this fear – and in fact studies have shown that 2 things can really help with a fear of talking in public. The first is to know what you are…Details
Often, people make the mistake of entering a networking situation purely for selfish motives. This can be off putting and if you are already nervous about having to speak to a room full of people, this will not make you any friends. Instead, turn the idea of networking on its head, and enter that room…Details
Working Breakfast Market Harborough have announced two special visitor days’ to take place this summer. The meetings are going to take place between 7am at 8,30am on June 26th and July 3rd at The Angel Hotel in Market Harborough. Current Chair Chris Williams comments “The group has been going for more than 3 years and is…Details
Opening up on the test I set at Thursdays WB meeting I have posted the competition on the Scuff Sorter Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=203397909813519&set=a.129674033852574.29014.124559064364071&type=1&theater ). Win yourself a £15 voucher by coming up with a good name for the Scuff Sorter video star.
Members of Working Breakfast Market Harborough enjoyed a great night out at Harborough’s Rio Bravo Mexican restaurant last night.. One of the perks of being a member of Working Breakfast is that – unlike other networking groups – several social events are included. As well as the night out at Rio Bravo a future event…Details
According to our records Working Breakfast Market Harborough passed a record number of leads this week.
It total 64 new business opportunities were passed by members around the table. That’s a great way to start to the working day…
Chris Williams, MD of event company ‘A Perfect Setting’ has taken over as the new chair of Working Breakfast. Chris is ‘delighted and excited’ at taking on the role. She will be the chair until the end of July 2013. She takes over from Paul Marks who saw membership increase by 4 overall during his…Details
You are invited to attend this month’s Business Agenda networking event at The Market Harborough Innovation Centre. It’s a free monthly networking and seminar event that takes place at the Harborough Innovation Centre. Each month a differ…ent speaker gives their views on a topic that is relevant to business owners. This month we are delighted…Details
The Wine & Hamper Company is proud to have been appointed the exclusive supplier of “Help for Heroes” labelled wines and hampers. The full range of wine gift packs and hampers can seen at HERE (click to see webpage). Our range of “Help for Heroes” products are suitable for both corporate and personal gifting and…Details
Working Breakfast International 2012 It’s something that makes our group different Our very own USP A chance for sunshine networking And all of it pretty well free First thoughts, it may not be possible To travel to sunnier shores But when our networking is put to the test It usually handles the chores And this…Details
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Members of a not for profit business networking group in Market Harborough have chosen a new chairperson. Paul Marks (40) from Michael Paul Accountants Ltd has just begun his new role, replacing Stuart Beard who has been at the helm of Working Breakfast for the past six months. Paul was a founding member of Working Breakfast…Details
An event aimed at start-up companies is returning to Market Harborough in September. Start-Up Harborough will take place on 18th September at the Innovation Centre on Leicester Road. Last year the event attracted over 150 businesses and following this initial success, is now being run as an annual event. Start-Up Harborough is free to attend…Details
Full Fat Designs has recently joined the Leicester Chapter of Working Breakfast where many referrals have been passed back and forth in the first few weeks, along with winning the social evening crazy golf FFD is off to a great start and really enjoying being part of the group. Joining as Graphic Design, Leicester based…Details
Just a quick reminder that the monthly business event, The Business Agenda, will be be held again at The Innovation Centre in Market Harborough tomorrow night (Tues 17th April) at 5pm. With over 80 delegates attending last time this free seminar come networking event is quickly becoming a great event for businesses in the Harborough area.…Details
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I am pleased and excited to announce that Working Breakfast Nottingham is being launched in October 2012. We already have the Leicester and Market Harborough groups set up which are very succesful. I am looking for business owners in the Nottingham area that want to get involved at the very start. For more information please…Details
The inaugural meeting of The Business Agenda, a free to attend seminar organised by Working Breakfast for the businesses of Market Harborough and Leicestershire, was a huge success. It brought together over 80 businesses who were treated to a good open networking session and 2 superb speakers in Chris Davis, of Bamboozle Theatre and Alastair…Details
The second in a series of monthly meetings designed to help South Leicestershire & North Northamptonshire businesses is being held at the Harborough Innovation Centre in April 2012 . The monthly meeting, known as ‘The Business Agenda’ will be free for anybody to attend and will be a mixture of education, innovative business ideas and networking.…Details
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The first of a series of monthly meetings designed to help Harborough businesses is being held at the Harborough Innovation Centre later this month. The monthly meeting, known as ‘The Business Agenda’ will be free for anybody to attend and will be a mixture of education, innovative business ideas and networking. Business owners from…Details
The new kid on the social media block that’s causing quite a commotion with lots of interest and hits is Pinterest. This pin board based scrapbook site is sending back more traffic to linked websites than Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube combined. It’s definitely one to keep your eye on, the monthly stats prove that. The concept…Details
Working with fellow Working Breakfast member, Garry Aston from Caged Fish Web Design, it was good to run our first half hay social media seminar at the Arc Business Centre centre in Market Harborough yesterday. I’ve already received some very positive feedback from the people who attended the event, which makes it worthwhile I’m pleased…Details
Many people don’t realise that anyone can call themselves an accountant even if they have no professional qualifications and are not members of a recognised accounting body. Often the first time people realise their accountant is not qualified is when they apply for a mortgage or a loan. Normally the providers will only accept accounts…Details
What do you think of when confronted with the words marketing for your business? The dictionary gives this explanation, “the total of activities involved in the transfer of goods from the producer or seller to the consumer or buyer, including advertising, shipping, storing and selling.” Many of us when we train for a profession, such…Details
Spring is just around the corner, and those of us who have been neglecting our vehicle will start to get some pleasure on a sunday morning cleaning the car again. You can find some useful tips at www.morethanjustchips.com but do remember that, good though modern vehicle paintwork is, it is not indestructable. Many of us…Details
Jenkinson & Associates Ltd http://www.jenkinsonassoc.co.uk 01455 556201 Chris Jenkinson As a busy marketing company dealing with clients from all over the UK and internationally some of our clients look for outsourced support and Message Takers have been invaluable in taking orders and sales enquiries on our behalf. Message Takers are extremely efficient and we’ve only…Details
Harborough business club celebrates a successful two years Members of a not for profit networking group in Market Harborough are celebrating the group’s second anniversary this month (February). The Working Breakfast group has met every Wednesday morning at the Angel Hotel since February 2010. During that time, members of the group have passed over 3,000…Details
You to can take advantage of our while you wait service & have Dents removed from your car at our Dent Removal Clinic Based at; Unit 1, Froanes Close, Enderby, Leicester. LE19 4XL Our Opening Hours are; Monday – Friday 9.00AM to 5.30PM (Call before you come as we pop out from time to time)…Details
The buzzwords for small business marketing currently are social media but many people ask me, “Exactly what is social media and how can it help my small local business?” Social media is one of those words that is rather like a large umbrella … Sheltering beneath it are a number of marketing tools such as…Details
CSL are currently running a campaign for full colour photocopier/printers which can save up to 70% compared to inkjet desktop printers.
Call today for a free evaluation service and find out how much money you could save.
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It’s a buyers market for your Buy to Let property right now. Rates have never been lower. You will need a 25% deposit but the return on your investment cangive a better return than a building society and you will get (hopefully!) capital growth over the long time. Give me a call to dicsuss this…Details
It really is worth taking 5 minutes out of your working week to add content to your site, Google love new and fresh content. So don’t be lazy, grab a cuppa and write some fresh content at least once a week!
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The “Start-Up Harborough” event, announced last month, has released its final list of speakers. The free event, organised by local networking group Working Breakfast, is being held on September 20th at the new Innovation Centre on Leicester road from 3pm till 8pm. It has been designed for people thinking of setting up a new business,…Details
For all of those that may have missed the presentation I gave at the networking meeting in Market Harborough last week about Facebook pages for business, here’s a link to a copy of the presentation.
I hope this helps you in your Facebook ventures.
A new event aimed at start up companies is being held in Market Harborough on September 20th at the new Innovation Centre on Leicester Road. If is it a success, the plan is to make it an annual event. ‘Start-Up Harborough’ is a free event aimed at people thinking of setting up a new business,…Details
If you sign up to an Orange business solo tariff, or upgrade an existing handset on a solo tariff before the end of July 2011, Orange will give you 30 minutes of calls per month to make and receive calls in Euro zone 1 & 2. This covers all of the European mainland and islands.…Details
George Orwell’s depiction of a 1984 nation under surveillance may have warned of despair and social degradation but in 2011, when ‘Big Brother’ has taken on a whole other meaning, is it as bad as he predicted? David Cameron is no doubt cursing the day (probably whilst putting out his bin filled with 2 week…Details
As the office calendar moves another page closer to the summer holiday season and that all too familiar cry of ‘Come on Andy’ resonates from SW19, we can all be forgiven for getting a little lost in the moment and letting our minds drift ahead to what the next couple of months have in store.…Details
Although we have covered businesses on the move in the Lily Blog a couple of time since we launched in August last year, it is still the main challenge for any company that looks further than their local town or city for growth in our continually unstable economic climate. Whether it’s the other end of…Details
Networking event & seminar – Branding – get it right for your business Tuesday July 5th, from 7pm till 9pm at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough Market Harborough based networking group Working Breakfast will be holding a special evening event for business owners and managers on the theme of branding. How do you create a…Details
Wine & Hampers – Event Bar Services In addition to a complete wine and hamper gifting service The Wine and Hamper Company provides fully serviced temporary bars for weddings, parties and other events. We specialise in making your event go smoothly, and can cater for any occasion within the east midlands region. Over the years…Details
Whether you love it or loathe it, international business travel is now considered almost a neccessity for any growing medium to large business. With numerous vertical markets, from telecoms to banking looking at new ways to achieve ‘global domination’, the growth in overseas travel isn’t set to stop anytime soon. Analysts may say that with…Details
Is your business ready to take off? Join us on Monday July 11th 2011 at the Marketing Launchpad Programme Imagine if there was a way to gain a better understanding of the six most important marketing areas (for small business owners) in a single day? What if there was also a whole bundle of valuable…Details
Here are details of a free business seminar hosted by Barclays Bank in Leicester on Tuesday May 24th at 5.30pm. Many companies are looking to make what they already have s-t-r-e-t-c-h further. Teamwork specialist Rosie Garwood & Marketing consultant Alastair Campbell will deliver a seminar that is aimed at small business owners keen to make…Details
As it has been very clear to see from any news report or blog website, the last two weeks have provided an extremely frustrating time for any Playstation Owner. In the wake of a network security breach by hackers, the world’s leading entertainment provider has today entered a 3rd Week of unscheduled downtime and ensured…Details
We are very excited to announce a new product which we are going to push from this month.If you think about it the generic automatic timer switches for your home or office when you are away are exactly that predictable. We can now offer you a system whereby you can text a control unit based…Details
New – from May 2011 – The Marketing Launchpad Programme A better understanding of marketing your business is not the answer to everything, but is can help you to take more control over how you expand, which areas you expand into fastest and how profitable your business becomes. Of course we all had dreams when…Details
AT THE RISK of sounding morbid before I’ve barely got going, it’s probably best to say it now and get it over with. Unemployment is rife, businesses are closing their doors every day, and the taxman is robbing you blind. Fear not, as the headline of this piece probably suggests, there is a remedy to…Details
Edward Hands and Lewis, Market Harborough solicitors, are holding a special Red Nose open day this Friday the 18th at our offices on St Mary’s Road. In the name of charity (and because we like it as well) we are wearing our PJ’s all day and selling cakes. So if you fancy a laugh and wish…Details
The new BlackBerry 9300 is now available on Orange. Great handset with GPS so the tom tom can go! For only £30 + VAT per month 600 cross net mins, unlimited UK landlines, UK Text and email/browsing.
Now that Working Breakfast has been going for over a year, we’re starting to get some stats back from our referrals. It’s interesting to note, in February, we had a 127% increase in leads passed from last year. Alastair Campbell led the leader board for passed referrals for Feb last year and this year, so…Details
“Broadband speeds are a major source of dissatisfaction for UK broadband customers,” I would imagine that since the start of the internet revolution, the statement above would have summed up perfectly the experience that many people have when trying to the surf the internet. Whether it be downloading music (legally of course), streaming your favourite…Details
As movie buffs will be well aware, this week sees the release of the critically acclaimed blockbuster The Social Network on DVD and blu-ray. Even the casual sofa-dweller may have found it hard to escape the subconscious glare of ‘that facebook film’; such is the contemporary relevance of world’s biggest social-networking website. Words like ‘revolution’…Details
Thanks for the 6 leads I recived recived at our meeting last week. Two of them have already turning into business and another 2 are looking likley. This one set of leads will have paid for my membership of WB for the next 3 years!
Valentines Day Wine and hampers can supply personalised Champagne and Wine Gifts… the perfect valentines day gift. We can produce a label diplaying your personal message and include a photograph or picture to meet your specific requirements. Have a look at www.wineandhampers.com or talk directly to Tony Morley on 01530 245486 We produce special gifts for…Details
Once again Working Breakfast (Leicester) hosted their Bi Monthly Visitors Open day to a packed room. Over 30 people attended our meeting this morning delivering in excess of 50 leads. If you’re a business owner and want to come along to the Leicester Chapter you don’t need to wait for a Visitors Day just contact…Details
Some of you will have enjoyed last week’s 10 minutes on what goes into making good and bad speeches. Allan and I have both been members of local ASC member clubs for some time and as well as being good fun, they also teach members how to make a good speech. Next week both of…Details
Anyone want to buy some 4 draw metal filing cabinets at £20 each. Still a few left.
Or an excellent flip chart stand at £25.
Contact Allan on 07831 202801
Scancom offer exactly that! One of only 4 Orange Principal Partners, BlackBerry Elite Alliance Partner, iPhone for business partner and Vodafone business partner- Scancom can offer a genuinely independent service based upon the needs of the customer. Do you use international speech or data roaming? If you do you could be paying over 200% more than you need to!
The Old magistrates Court in Lutterworth is available for rent. This will give you a unique address at a very competitive rent. It’s too big for just one person so I plan to move back into my office at the side of my house once the Courthouse is rented out. It is for office use…Details
Does any one know or can recommend a mediator for a HR issue please
Thank you to everybody who came to our ‘Be Vocal for Success’ taster session in conjunction with Priscilla Morris from the leading voice management company Loud & Clear Voice Coaching. We discussed the influence your voice has, how you can persuade and manage others and how you can use your voice as a free marketing…Details
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The Market Harborough chapter of Working Breakfast is growing steadily, there are some amazing leads and referrals being passed around the table on a Wednesday morning at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough. Soon this website will have a new design and will feature the Leicester chapter, as it does now and the Harborough chapter.
Personalised Wine, The Ideal Corporate Gift. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift to reward your staff or you are looking for something to wow your clients you can’t go wrong with a tasteful thank you in the form of corporate wine gifts. It is the ideal gift to say well done, congratulations or…Details
We have recently added a number of new hampers to our extensive range of products these can be seen at www.wineandhampers.com/acatalog/Luxury_Hampers.html These new products range in price from £120 to £500 and are well suited to high end staff reward and client gifting… a great way to say that special thank you! The products that make…Details
WE HAVE MOVED ! The Wine and Hamper Company has relocated to a bigger warehouse, that is just two minutes from the MI. Our new address is: The Wine & Hamper Company Ltd, Unit 6, Horsepool Grange, Elliotts Lane, Stanton Under Bardon, Leicestershire LE67 9TW Our new phone number is: 01530 245486 The new warehouse…Details
Its Here, it’s New it’s Easy! Prepay for your telephones to be answered whilst you are out doing what you can do best, growing your business. For £30* plus VAT you can prepay for telephone answering. This will get you 20 messages taken, that’s 20 messages taken and does not include incoming sales calls, No message…Details
After having a snow scene photograph featured by The Harborough Mail, Caged Fish are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website selling stunning, high quality, photographic prints of Market Harborough and surrounding areas. The website is www.PixOf.co.uk and features subjects such as Foxton Locks, the town of Market Harborough, and local Churches as well asbeautiful images…Details
Go to www.freewebs.com/chatelaillon to see what we have to offer.
Then go to www.chatelaillonplage.fr to find out more about the area
Finally, to find out (the ridiculously low cost) go to Allan Heggs.
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If you are reading this as a link from an invitation from Nick you are cordially invited to visit our Networking Group any Thursday. You will receive a “free breakfast” and an introduction to 25 Local Business Owners. Often Visitors will receive referrals for potential business when they visit. It costs nothing for the first…Details
We have now added a flower gift section to the Wine and Hampers website.
Through an association with 1500 florist we can offer next day flower delivery throughout the UK.
Take a look at www.wineandhampers.com and follow the product links to the new flower gift selection.
The CSL Group are offering a Free Print Audit worth £1500. We can help with the very latest software to reveal your true print costs and volumes and in most instances reduce expenditure by 30% call Nick on 07976 409963
The CSL Group are offering a Free Print Audit worth £1500. We can help with the very latest software to reveal your true print costs and volumes and in most instances reduce expenditure by 30% call Nick on 07976 409963
We found a fantastic article in T3 magazine today, if you would like any further info contact firstname.lastname@example.org Article below ” Wave goodbye to the clicking screen We hinted at a BlackBerry Storm 2 last month and even saw the pre-requisite blurry image just last week, but now a full hands-on with the second-generation Storm…Details
Working Breakfast Networking Group split away from BNI in May 2005 and in the 4 years that the group has been running has passed 10,741 referrals amongst its members.If you would like a share of the business that is passed each week and your business/trade is not represented then call Nick on 0771 8982344. The…Details
Working Breakast Networking Group have passed more than 1,000 referrals amongst members from the start of the year to 14th May 2009. If you would like a share of the qualified business referrals that are being passed at workingbreakfast then call Nick on 0771 8982344
City Digital in Coalville supply and support the very latest digital photocopiers in the market. Ricoh, Toshiba & Utax. enquiries please call Nick on 01530 835009
Now Available; Self Catering Holiday Cottage, Just had complete refubishment, Excellent Location for exploring North & South Cornwall please have a look at our recently launched website; www.martha-ann-cottage.co.uk 10% Discount to all Working Breakfast members.
The Wine and Hamper Company is pleased to find that www.wineandhampers.com is now top of the first page on google for search term ” wine hampers “.
Many thanks to Caged Fish for all their help!
More changes to the product range at www.wineandhampers.com/acatalog/index.html coming shortly.
CSL Group offer a FREE print audit to establish your true print volumes and costs. Using the very latest software we can show you the true cost of printing, copying and faxing within your organisation. The report generated is transparent and easy to understand. To find out more or to book a provisional meeting to…Details
The Wine and Hamper Company is proud to be a member of Working Breakfast. If you have a Staff, Client or Personal gifting requrement visit www.wineandhampers.com or phone 01530 810444
City Digital (E.M) Limited since 1984 have been supplying digital photocopiers and office equipment all enquiries call Nick on 01530 835009
City Digital Ltd supply and maintain ricoh, utax & toshiba photocopiers. For all enquiries please ask for Nick on 01530 835009