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January 2018

ROYSTON – Fear of Success

Monday January 8th 2018 @ 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

Tuesday January 16th 2018 @ 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

Monday February 5th 2018 @ 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

Monday February 12th 2018 @ 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

Monday May 14th 2018 @ 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

Monday May 14th 2018 @ 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

Monday June 11th 2018 @ 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!”

Monday July 9th 2018 @ 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

Monday September 10th 2018 @ 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

Monday October 8th 2018 @ 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

Monday November 12th 2018 @ 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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December 2018

ROYSTON – Celebrating your success in 2018 and Babble Awards!

Monday December 10th 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Join us for a glass of vino and catch up with other Babblers before we get stuck in! Celebrating your success - we are quick to berate ourselves for what we haven't done, but what about congratulating ourselves on our achievements? It's important to acknowledge the progress you've made with your business as well as look for ways to make improve it. Share your business successes in 2018 with fellow Babblers and your plans for 2019 and make connections -…

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January 2019

ROYSTON – How much should I charge?

14 January @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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It's not always easy to know how much to charge for your product or service.  This Babble session will help you to answer questions such as: Are you confident you've got the right pricing level for your business? Do you know your worth? Are you charging enough? Are you competitive with other businesses? Jayne will also talk about different pricing models and how to get the right one for your business. Join us for a glass of vino before serious…

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February 2019

ROYSTON – How events can build your brand and grow your business

11 February @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Businesses are spending more of their budget on meetings and events than ever before. Why? well quite simply because an event is a great marketing tactic. They enable a business to communicate a message, position its brand, generate sales and promote its business direct to a select audience. Whatever the budget or size of event, Sarah Halfpenny will demonstrate how an event can provide a great return on investment using some real client examples. Sarah Halfpenny: Sarah is an event…

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May 2019

Elevator pitch and meet the Mayor of Royston!

13 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Explaining what we do in 60 seconds can be difficult, but this workshop helps you to work out what you can say so your target audience understands what your business can do for them and how to lead the conversation to the next step.  We are also honoured to welcome to this meet-up the new Mayor of Royston who is going to come and see the new club in action! Turn up on the night and either pay as you…

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June 2019

Confidence – Suzanne Marshall

10 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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We all have self-doubt and fears at times in our lives. This workshop helps us to recognise that this is normal and how to put our heads up and do it anyway. Turn up on the night and either pay as you go for £15 per session or join as an annual member for £90.

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July 2019

Confidence workshop with Suzanne Marshall

8 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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We all have self-doubt and fears at times in our lives. This workshop helps us to recognise that this is normal and how to put our heads up and do it anyway.  With Suzanne Marshall, author of 'The Secret Diaries of a Female Entrepreneur'. Turn up on the night and either pay as you go for £15 per session or join as an annual member for £90.

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September 2019

Design and branding – Ali Cooley

9 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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Does your brand fit with what your company does, the target audience and what you want people to say about you? Babble had a refresh - does your business need one too? Turn up on the night and either pay as you go for £15 per session or join as an annual member for £90.

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October 2019

Selling without sales and lots of tips!

14 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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How to sell well without selling your soul! Turn up on the night and either pay as you go for £15 per session or join as an annual member for £90.

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November 2019

Win-win – how to make negotiation work for you

11 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ROYSTON – Banyers House, 16 Melbourn Street
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ United Kingdom
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All good business deals are a win-win so that everyone is happy. This workshop explains negotiation and how to ensure you get what you want from it! Turn up on the night and either pay as you go for £15 per session or join as an annual member for £90.

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