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July 2017

ROYSTON – Stephanie Weller

Monday July 10th 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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At the Royston July meetup, Stephanie Weller of Media Darling will share her expertise on social media strategy for your business. Grab a glass of vino (or share a bottle!), a soft drink or whatever your tipple/brew is and have a natter with other Babblers at 7.30pm before we start at 8pm. 7.30pm: Pre-babbling informal networking 8.00pm: Session starts. 10.00pm: Post-babbling informal networking or home to ponder what was discussed! £12 PAYG or sign up for only £90 per year.…

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HITCHIN – The Business Showcase Special with Claire Humphries

Tuesday July 11th 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
HITCHIN – The Sun Inn, Sun Street
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1AF United Kingdom
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Join us for the Babble Summer Showcase, at the earlier date of 11th July. Come and tell us more about your business. You will have 10 minutes to share about your business, you might talk, do a demo, bring samples, do makeovers; whatever you like! You are only limited by your imagination! Places go first to previous attendees and Always members. You do not have to exhibit, you can just attend. Booking is the same price whether presenting or attending so…

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August 2017

ROYSTON – summer holiday special!

Monday August 7th 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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It's the summer holiday special! Grab a glass of vino (or share a bottle!), a soft drink or whatever your tipple/brew is and have a natter with other Babblers at 7.30pm before we start at 8pm. 7.30pm:  Pre-babbling informal networking 8.00pm:  Session starts. 10.00pm: Post-babbling informal networking or home to ponder what was discussed! £12 PAYG or sign up for only £90 per year.  Bring a friend for free (to their first meet-up only) - an existing member can bring…

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HITCHIN – Marketing 101

Tuesday August 15th 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
HITCHIN – The Sun Inn, Sun Street
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1AF United Kingdom
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There’s a plethora of information on the internet about marketing for small businesses. But the challenge is what to take note of or, more importantly, what’s right for YOUR business. This month’s session will take you back to basics, providing you with a framework to understand your customers’ needs as well as the fundamental components of a successful marketing strategy that will maximise impact while minimising costs. Mary Pounder will be providing insights and best practices (and a few war…

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September 2017

ROYSTON – Tax and the small business/sole trader with Leigh-Ann Griffin

Monday September 11th 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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At this meetup, accountant and fellow Babbler Leigh-Ann Griffin, takes you through the 'need-to-knows' of all things tax-related for the small business owner or sole trader. Leigh-Ann makes what can seem like a daunting task do-able and easy to understand so come along and get the heads up on what HMRC needs from you. Grab a glass of vino (or share a bottle!), a soft drink or whatever your tipple/brew is and have a natter with other Babblers at 7.30pm…

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HITCHIN – Data Protection Regulation Changes – Are You Ready?

Tuesday September 19th 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
HITCHIN – The Sun Inn, Sun Street
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1AF United Kingdom
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Whether you're a one-woman band or a small business employing staff, one of the most difficult things in business is keeping on top of changes in legislation! Are you aware of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that come into force in May 2018? It's essential that you understand how to obtain, use and keep personal data for staff, clients, customers and suppliers within the legal frameworks. The new legislation will have a big impact on this. To help…

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October 2017

ROYSTON – You Tube with Naomi Wallen

Monday October 9th 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Learn about the powerful effects of You Tube and how you can use it to your advantage in business. Naomi Wallen of Dance Matters shares her experience of You Tube and how it can help you. Grab a glass of vino (or share a bottle!), a soft drink or whatever your tipple/brew is and have a natter with other Babblers at 7.30pm before we start at 8pm. 7.30pm: Pre-babbling informal networking 8.00pm: Session starts. 10.00pm: Post-babbling informal networking or home…

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November 2017

ROYSTON – 5 tips to save time and grow your business with Wendy Johnstone

Monday November 13th 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Winner of the North Herts Business of the Year at the Hertfordshire SME Awards 2017, Wendy Johnstone founded and launched her business, Wendy Johnstone Ltd, in 2014, providing virtual admin and operations support services to other businesses. Wendy is maestro of time management for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and will deliver some captivating thoughts on how to alleviate the pressures on time when running your own business. She will be sharing proven top tips with us that, when applied, ripple…

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December 2017

ROYSTON – Celebrating your successes this year and build on them in 2018!

Monday December 4th 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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It's very important when you run your own business to take the time to recognise your achievements, however small, and build on your successes. Book here for an opportunity to do just that with Jayne and plenty of support from other Babblers! Grab a glass of vino (or share a bottle!), a soft drink or whatever your tipple/brew is and have a natter with other Babblers at 7.30pm before we start at 8pm. 7.30pm: Pre-babbling informal networking 8.00pm: Session starts.…

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January 2018

ROYSTON – Fear of Success

8 January @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Is your fear of success holding you back? We often talk of ‘fear of failure’ but how often do we acknowledge a fear of success and what’s the difference? We are used to facing obstacles in life and business on our quest for success, the definition of which of course is highly personal, but ironically the idea of success can be a scary thing. It’s unfamiliar. Can you really achieve it? How will you manage it and what changes will…

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HITCHIN – Save time and grow your business in 2018

16 January @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Have you started 2018 feeling slightly discombobulated? Looking for ways to be more productive this year? Join us on 16th January where Wendy Johnstone, maestro of time management for entrepreneurs and small businesses, will deliver some captivating thoughts on how to alleviate the pressures on time when running your own business. She will be sharing proven top tips with us that, when applied, ripple through to the 'bottom line' of any balance sheet. Growing your business takes time...wouldn't you like…

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February 2018

ROYSTON – Mindfulness with Kate Griffiths

5 February @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Join Kate Griffiths from Whole Self Leadership who will give an insightful presentation on mindfulness and how to use this for your own personal growth as well as providing tips and techniques to grow your business. 19.30: Informal networking 20.00: Session starts 22.00: Informal networking/session end £12 on a Pay-As-You-Go basis, or sign up for Always Annual membership for only £90 per year and receive a wealth of additional benefits. Book your tickets below.   Here's a great video put together by Kate

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HITCHIN – The benefits of hosting a small business event

12 February @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Sun Hotel, Sun Street
Hitchin, SG5 1AF United Kingdom
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Keeping your website event calendar crammed full of interesting events drives traffic to your website and improves SEO. Whilst that's important, events are all about in-person engagement, aren't they? For small businesses, events often sit on the back burner because they can often feel overwhelming, but hosting events come with a range of benefits. After all, businesses are now spending more of their budget on meetings and events than ever before, so there's got to be an upside. Join us…

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May 2018

ROYSTON – Smart Marketing for your Small Business

14 May @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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At our May meetup, Carla Spain of MyCarla Ltd will talk about Smart Marketing and getting the right message to the right people, at the right time. You want to reach your ideal customer. And those customers want to know why your product or service is right for them. Smart marketing is about getting the right message, to the right people, at the right time. In our presentation we'll cover: How to target your ideal customers What channels you can…

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HITCHIN – GDPR for small businesses

14 May @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Sun Hotel, Sun Street
Hitchin, SG5 1AF United Kingdom
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The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. With the countdown to enforcement rapidly approaching, this month's Business Babble Hitchin session will help you understand what you need to do now to make sure your small business is compliant. We'll be covering: The key points of GDPR, decoded in plain English. What’s new, what’s different, and what it really means for your business Where to focus now, and where to focus in the rest of 2018 The…

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June 2018

ROYSTON – Business Continuity

11 June @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Our June session is all about the importance of business continuity. Babbler Linda Goodchild will share her knowledge and expertise and guide you through the steps you need to take to ensure your business flourishes. Please note that from Business Babble Royston meetups will now be held at Banyers House 19.30: Informal networking 20.00: Session starts 22.00: Informal networking/session end £12 per session - please book your tickets through Eventbrite to ensure you have a space. For details of our great value Always Annual…

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July 2018

ROYSTON – “Yes you can!”

9 July @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Jayne Bratton shares her advice on how to improve your confidence and self-belief. A fantastic interactive session from the Founder of Business Babble! Join us for a glass of vino and catch up with other Babblers before we get stuck in! 19.30: Informal networking 20.00: Session starts 22.00: Informal networking/session end £12 per session - please book your tickets through Eventbrite to ensure you have a space. For details of our great value Always Annual membership package and further information, please contact us…

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September 2018

ROYSTON – Making Tax Digital with Leigh-Ann Griffin

10 September @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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If you haven’t heard about the new HMRC initiative ‘Making Tax Digital’, you need to know about it as it will affect both individuals and businesses and begins on 1st April 2019. Long-time Babbler and experienced accountant, Leigh-Ann Griffin of Number Crunching Ltd, will talk you through the changes and what this means for you.  Designed to make it easier for individuals & businesses to get their tax right & to keep on top of their tax affairs, the good…

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October 2018

ROYSTON – Strategy for small businesses with Gillian Johnston

8 October @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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At our October Babble Royston meetup, Gillian Johnston will talk about Business Strategy Tools and how they can be applied to small businesses. This will be an interactive session where Babblers are encouraged to 'give it a go' as we work through each of the tools, with plenty of discussion and sharing of ideas. Join us for a glass of vino and catch up with other Babblers before we get stuck in! 19.30: Informal networking 20.00: Session starts 22.00: Informal networking/session end Business…

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November 2018

ROYSTON – Developing a creative startup with Harriet Kelsall

12 November @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Something a little special for Babble in November... Award-winning bespoke jeweller and Babbler Harriet Kelsall is back to talk about developing a creative start-up. As well as the Hertfordshire Jewellery Centre in Halls Green, Harriet Kelsall has studios and shops in London and Cambridge. A hugely influential figure within the jewellery industry, having recently been appointed as Chair of the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ), she is passionate about supporting women in business. Harriet is also about to publish her…

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