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Chrimbo limbo By Ruth Lloyd Williams

At the time of writing, it is 12 noon on Friday 29th December 2017 and I find myself firmly wedged in to that time of year affectionately known as Chrimbo limbo. Those few days between the festivities of Christmas and New Year, when you are never really sure what day or date it is, or where you are supposed to be or what you are supposed to be doing.

The last turkey sandwich of the season sits before me begging for my attention, as my poor abused body begs for a break from the ongoing excess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Excess

I have consumed what can only be described as the European cider lake of the fermented apple juice of choice, fooling only myself, that along with the multitude of chocolate orange segments I have also made light work of, they both count as fruit, and therefore part of my five a day. Both my conscious and waistline know the truth!

To Do List…

I have written a list of things to do. To be honest I wrote it on Wednesday and have pushed it around the desk for the last couple of days, so it is the same list, just longer.

I have grant forms to fill- Are you aware of the funding available to you via your local council business support services and similar bodies.  Take some time out to take a look. That time well spent investigating what is on offer could give you access to a stash of cash, taking the pain out of making that next step in developing your business in 2018.

I have website updates to action and plans to put in place to ensure all the Network She 2018 events go ahead smoothly and successfully. Our first event on Thursday 11th January is only a few short weeks away and will be a great start to 2018.  Have you booked your place at our “Lets Get the 2018 Party Started” event? The fabulous Emma Sutton joins us on the evening and will make sure we understand that we “Don’t Do It Like a Dude” to be a success.

I have copy to write, venues to book, frequently asked questions to answer, emails to send, difficult conversations to have, mainly with myself, and timelines to set.

Setting up a new business

I am also in the process of setting up a new business. Having spent the last ten years supporting other women, via Network She, in setting up and developing their own business I am now having to listen to and take my own advice. It doesn’t have to be a daunting experience.  If you are in a similar situation and are looking for help and advice come along to Business Basics with Network She. You don’t know what you don’t know, so get it right, right from the start.

Social Media

I am also having to get to grips with the ever growing social media platforms that are now available to us and will be attending Social Media Saturdays. A new Network She initiative set up to help you work on your business on a day when you are not working in your business. Looking at how best to take advantage of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and and or me the challenge that is Instagram.

New Collaborations

One way of making things work and work well is to collaborate. In 2018, to open up access to additional resources and support for you, Network She will be working with a number of great organisations- so watch this space.

It is an exciting time, 2018 has so much potential and so much to offer. Something that really needs celebrating- Prosecco anyone!

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