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St Albans WU Business Club

St Albans WU Business Club
Event on 2014-04-24 09:30:00

The Women Unlimited business club is a monthly meeting where women come together to learn how to build and grow their business. Each month we run a practical workshop around one of our three pillars of business strategy, marketing and personal effectiveness, along with brainstorming and masterminding to give you the chance to discuss your business and get new ideas that will help you and your business succeed. It really gives you and your business a boost and is a chance for you to get what you need to really accelerate your business.

The women unlimited business club refreshes the parts that other clubs don’t even reach Sue Oliver

The St Albans Women Unlimited Business Club will then be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 9.30am until noon.

Come along and check it out

If this is your first visit to one of our Business Clubs, please select the first time visitor option. You’ll get a chance to join us in some meaty training that will help you to build your business and see how amazing it is to brainstorm and mastermind with other women who are serious about building and growing their business.

If you have already attended one of our meetings before, please select the 2nd meeting option and we look forward to seeing you there!Our April topic is… Targeting Your Ideal Client!

When you market to everyone, you market to no-one. In this month’s session we are really going to get under the skin of your ideal client so that you are marketing smarter and to the right people first time. Forget target markets… for micro businesses it’s all about getting one customer at a time. Who is your customer?

The video training will be delivered by Julie and will be available online, 10 days prior to your club meeting, so you can watch/listen to the training before coming along for the workshop or you can watch it for additional insights after the workshop. For those who are first time visitors, this will give you a real taste of how the club works and why it’s so popular!

The video training will be delivered by Julie & Joanna and will be available online, 10 days prior to your club meeting, so you can watch/listen to the training before coming along for the workshop or you can watch it for additional insights after the workshop. For those who are first time visitors, this will give you a real taste of how the club works and why it’s so popular!

Here are few things that some of our business club members have to say…

"The business club offers a rare opportunity to speak openly and honestly about your business. It's great to be a member of a group of business woman who really "get it" I have made some excellent contacts at the club, but even more importantly, business friends and allies."

"The trainings are always on point and stimulating, and provide a very useful focus point to the meetings."

"I come away from the club feeling energised and uplifted – thanks Julie!" Felix Macintosh, Tigersonic

"I get so much from every single business club meeting I attend. Not only do I get to meet with likeminded women business owners, aiming to take their businesses up a level, I also get support, advice and the opportunity to develop my business through in-put from the business-wise and very knowledgeable club leaders. What women! What a club!" Claudia Crawley, Winning Pathways Coaching

"The Women Unlimited Business Club provides an extra dimension, you get to learn about practical tools and strategies for your business development. The combination of input, interaction and supportive challenge is both motivating and inspiring”." Sue Oliver


at Trestle Theatre Co. Ltd – Trestle Arts Base
Russet Drive
Saint Albans, United Kingdom

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BP Appoints New CEO for US Business Post Spinoff Proposal – Analyst Blog

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British energy giant, BP plc (BP) announced the appointment of David Lawler as the chief executive officer (CEO) of its U.S. business. The effective date of appointment is Sep 15, 2014. Lawler's earlier stint as chief operating officer and executive …
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Franchisee rights bill passes state Senate, heads to governor's desk
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Action on village food truck proposal delayed
Under the proposal, mobile food trailers would not located in the downtown business district, nor on village property or village rights of way. The ordinance would also allow such vendors to operate without a permit if they are part of a village …
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How to Catch Brain Waves in a Net

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Centerfield Media Named One of Los Angeles’ Best Places to Work

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

Its a great honor to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles, said Centerfield Media Co-President & Co-Founder, Brett Cravatt. The work environment here is special. Its dog friendly. You can wear whatever you want. All that we ask is that you work hard, that you work efficiently, that you work effectively, and that you have respect for others while you are here.

Centerfields Co-President & Co-Founder, Jason Cohen said, Working at Centerfield Media means learning a lot, having a lot of fun, and growing in your career.

One-hundred companies were honored at the Los Angeles Business Journals annual event which was held on August 19th at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. Winners were determined through a statewide survey which was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Los Angeles, benefiting the states economy, its workforce and businesses. This year, Centerfield Media ranked number six in the small to medium-sized category, the highest ranked advertising technology company among the companies listed.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated companys workplace policies, practices and demographics. The second part of the process consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined score determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Los Angeles and also analyzed the data to determine the final rankings.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles program, visit

At Centerfield, we team closely with our staff, publisher partners and advertisers to create and deliver irreplaceable online and offline customer acquisition programs. It’s our founders’ primary objective to wake up absolutely obsessed with what we do. We strive to make life in the Centerfield family fun and ensure we smile and laugh with or at each other every day. Our combined 100 plus years of online and offline marketing expertise, coupled with our thought leadership, continue to propel our success and reputation as a visionary leader in performance based marketing.

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Event on 2014-09-06 18:30:00

TRANSIT:Penang ALPHA – Culture & Heritage

There are plenty of events that focus on a particular subject area, which is awesome. However, there are barely any spaces that explore the intersection of different disciplines (tech, design, arts and more). TRANSIT is all about creating such a space to encourage collaboration, exploration and serendipity.

What to Expect
TRANSIT is intentionally minimally-structured to encourage exploration and serendipity. Interactions are centered around food, drinks, games, eclectic performances and attendees themselves. 

The one intentional space we have is called DEBUT

DEBUTs are a discipline-agnostic time for individual(s) to share something new. Whether it's a new business idea, some music, or even a new community.



The complete list of Debutants will be updated over time.

** Light snacks + canapes + drinks + alcohol will be served till it all runs out. 

at The Star Building
No. 15, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
Penang, Malaysia

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Inbound – Walk Away

Inbound – Walk Away

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SUITE 1000 Announces New Email Lead Response Management Service

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

SUITE 1000, a 24-hour telephone answering service, is pleased to announce the expansion of their services to include Email Lead Response Management.

This service is designed to meet the needs of SUITE 1000s busy on-the-go clients who need help responding to the leads they get through emails, not just through the telephone. Online advertising campaigns can generate emails 24×7. SUITE 1000s Online Lead Response service guarantees an immediate response even when salespeople are tied up or unable to constantly check their inbox.

Lead response time is critical. A recent MIT study revealed that the odds of reaching a lead if it was called in 30 minutes versus 5 minutes drops 100 times!

If email leads are coming in from any of the following marketing initiatives, SUITE 1000s Online Lead Response service provides a competitive advantage:

Inquiry forms from websites
Responses from pay-per-click campaigns
Replies from email marketing blasts
Prospects from online lead generation platforms

Laurie Leonard, President of SUITE 1000, said, With this new service, we are continuing to grow with the needs of our clients. With faster response times, our clients will be able to beat their competition to leads every time.

About SUITE 1000

Located in Charlotte, NC, SUITE 1000 provides inbound call center and phone dispatch services to clients nationwide. SUITE 1000 is an American answering service with friendly, live receptionist services available to handle sales, scheduling, and general business calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. To learn more about SUITE 1000, visit

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Club Package Deal venue : Stafford Borough Council for all sessions

Club Package Deal venue : Stafford Borough Council for all sessions
Event on 2014-06-02 18:30:00

++ Stafford Borough Council for all sessions ++

Club Package Deal: Effective Organisations; Develop A Business Plan; Develop Marketing Strategy; Funding and Effective Bid Writing

2nd June 2014: Effective Organisations Structures 

The way a club is legally structured can have a significant impact on club leaders, both on their club and them personally. Get it right, and a club can be run effectively and may benefit financially. Get it wrong, and there could be significant financial and other implications for a club and potentially all of Its members.

This seminar covers:

  • Why getting the correct structure is important
  • The types of legal structure and the pros and cons of each
  • Why become incorporated
  • Other forms of status CASC, Charity etc.
  • Examples of how clubs have structured themselves
  • The process of changing your clubs organisational structure
  • Hot topics (e.g. CASC update / CIOs)

16th September 2014: Developing a Business Plan

It is important that clubs have a business plan so they know what they are trying to achieve and make sure they are going in the right direction. An effective business plan can help you to manage your club better but also demonstrate business understanding and control to potential investors.

This seminar covers:

  • What a business plan is and why your club should have one
  • Who you should involve in creating a business plan when you should use it
  • How to develop a plan for your club using a simple framework
  • Practical advice on what to include in your plan, how to structure it and pitfalls to avoid
  • Examples of business plans clubs have created and used with success

23rd October 2014: Funding & Effective Bid Writing Workshop 

During this 3-hour session you will take part in an interactive workshop exploring:

  • a range of funds that will support the development of sport
  • what makes a high quality funding application – looking at hints, tips and where to find supporting information to make an effective application

 The workshop will also explore:

  • funding principles
  • applying own knowledge to develop applications
  • jargon and language
  • application structure 

People who attend the workshop will have the opportunity to attend an early evening (30-45 minute) 1 to 1 session with regards to their potential or developing application (dates to be shared at the workshop).

26th November: Developing a Marketing Strategy

It is vital that sports clubs market themselves appropriately to ensure they have the resources they need to be sustainable and successful in the long term.

This seminar covers:

  • What a marketing strategy should include
  • Internal and external factors to consider
  • Knowing your club’s objectives
  • How to develop a marketing strategy
  • Communicating what your club has to offer
  • Know your audience
  • Considering different marketing routes
  • Budgeting for a marketing strategy
  • Making sure you follow your marketing strategy

NOTE: purchasing 1 ticket will allow 1 person from a club to attend each workshop – a different member of the club can attend each workshop (names to be stated in booking form)

at Walton Room, Stafford Borough Council
Stafford, United Kingdom

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