Report on the 17 October Muswell Hill Meeting

October 25, 2011 in Business Support CIrcles, Marketing, Meetings, Muswell Hill Meetings, Small Business Advice by lizbygrave

About 18 people pitched up on this month, including Nichola Charalambou of Creative Writes, Sarah Montgomery of Forever Living, nutritional therapist/kinesiologist Ella Owen, Rebekah Hillman of Hillman Legal Partnerships David Roth of North London IT Support and Louise Exeter of Reflexology Plus.We also had Elena Logara-Panteli of Finchley language school Lexis London (where I currently do a fabulous French class!).

The first timers included artist Gillian Beagley, marketing and website expert Anita Brookes, and natural toiletries maker Jacalyn. Jacalyn’s products were gorgeous, I was toying with the idea of buying the lemongrass scented handcream but Debby beat me to it! Watch out for Jacalyn outside the Crouch End Budgens where she regularly has a stall. Also present was Norman Bailey who has recently opened an art gallery in Avenue Mews just off Muswell Hill Broadway and has an exhibition starting up soon in Sable D’Or (our meeting venue) itself.

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Tamsin Fox-Davies – Marketing Mentor Extraordinaire!

October 13, 2011 in Finsbury Park Meetings, Marketing, Meetings, Online Marketing by lizbygrave

I suddenly felt inspired to write an impromptu blog about  Marketing Mentor Tamsin Fox Davies in order to sing her praises.


Well, we spoke earlier today about her talk at our evening Christmas bash on 30 November, and our conversation really brought home to me how brilliant at marketing she actually is.

All Tamsin did was make a couple of off-the-cuff marketing suggestions for SBN that hadn’t occurred to me before, but nevertheless made perfect sense once she’d shared them.

And it also goes to show how generous she is!

Tamsin has various levels of help on offer, from freebies to your very own bespoke marketing. For instance, why not try her very affordable ‘Your Marketing Strategy Made Easy’ workshops for just £35.00? And if you like her Facebook page you get exclusive free content. Plus her weekly newsletters ALWAYS contain a really useful marketing tip.

And of course, don’t forget to come to the SBN Xmas event on Wednesday 30 November. We haven’t finalised the content yet, but it’s sure to be good. Those of you who attended the two talks on Email Marketing and Social Media that Tamsin gave for SBN earlier this year will be able to attest to that I know.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Report on the 28 Sept 2011 Finsbury Park Meeting

September 29, 2011 in Finsbury Park Meetings, Marketing, Meetings, Online Marketing, Social Media, Websites by liz_bygrave

This was one of our smaller meetings (and accompanied by background cheers whenever Arsenal scored a goal in the main part of The Old Dairy). As with all our small meetings, this enabled some great indepth networking to take place – I noticed for instance that most people left with promises to be in touch with at least one other person at the meeting soon.

Keren Lerner of Top Left Design gave a very interesting and practical talk on various ways to boost your online presence, including:

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Develop Your Power Pitch!

September 6, 2011 in Marketing by smallbiz

by Oma Edoja of

Do you feel that people are not “getting” what you do? Are you secretly not “getting” it yourself? In this post I will show you how to change all that! Whether it is your 60 second elevator pitch, your 4-line bio or your About Me page copy, there are 4 vital ingredients to a Power Pitch that you must have. And there is the Vital Sauce to wash them all down!

So, what is a pitch and why do we have one?

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