Earlier I returned home from another inspiring morning of business chat (and cake). Each month Helen who runs The Creative Business Network organises an event for small business owners with 2 speakers each time and we pop along to have a good catch up, a cup of tea and to learn from their experiences. I've been going to these meets up since they first began in November 2014 which coincided with the set up of my business. It cropped up on my newsfeed at a time I was struggling and unsure, I'm now quite certain it was fate. I've made some of the greatest friends, learnt pearls of wisdom and basically do everything I do now that helps me succeed because I heard it there.
This month, to my great surprise Helen kindly asked me to be one of the two speakers, the other being the talented artist Angie Spurgeon. My initial fear was that everyone would know that i'm learning at the same time they are so why would they want to hear what I have to say, especially following Angie who so clearly knows her stuff. But I also know that it's a lovely bunch of welcoming, kind and fun ladies who (surely) wouldn't chase me out of the door, so I agreed to do it.
I've broken my presentation down into a few blog posts as it went on for quite a while and it's annotated with roughly what I said today so that if you weren't there we can pretend you were! The first post is about my story and how I started out, followed next week by what I've achieved up to this point, what I've learnt along the way and some top tips I try to keep in mind. I hope you enjoy it and that ultimately in some way, you find it helpful. Thank you to all the ladies that listened to me today, it was an pleasure to speak to you all.
So that's a the journey. The next post (next Wednesday) is about what i've achieved in the last 18 months and how i've done it.