We meet twice a month, on the 2nd Thursday of the month in Ilminster and the last Thursday of the month in Taunton.

You will find details of our upcoming events below, along with links to book your tickets.

We hope to see you at one of our meetings sometime soon.
Our Ilminster Group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at Jordans Courtyard, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19
Our Taunton Group meets on the last Thursday of each month from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, Corfe, Taunton, TA3 7BY.
Thursday November 14th

This month our presentation will be given by Louise Curwen, an experienced Marketer and Business Coach.

Business Building Blocks

She says that....

All businesses need 5 main elements to succeed:

1) A great product or service.
2) People who want to buy it.
3) A way of letting them know about it.
4) A way they can buy it.
5) Someone to organise and drive forward with the first four.

Sounds simple doesn’t it? Simple it might be but easy it certainly isn’t! If your business isn’t where you want it to be one or more of the above is blocking (pun intended) your success. It’s essential that you find out which one is hindering you and get it back on track.

During her 10 years in business Louise Curwen has worked with hundreds of small businesses as a website developer, a marketer and a coach, she has seen some become wildly successful while others withered and died on the vine. She is fed up of seeing amazing businesses fail to fulfil their potential, so after analysing and agonising over these successes and failures she has noticed similarities and patterns occurring again and again.

In this talk she will share her findings as well as reveal which building block is the lynchpin and how optimising this will transform your business.

www.LouiseCurwen.com
Thursday November 28th

This month we will be joined by Slummy Single Mummy, Jo Middleton who will be giving an informative and knowledgeable presentation on .....

Are you Blogging yet or would Microblogging be more your thing?

Are you blogging already or want to improve or do you feel like you should start to blog? If it’s the latter then have you thought of microblogging instead? Micro blogging can make better use of Instagram to tell a story about your business. More and more often now the work Jo gets is Instagram focussed and people are looking to other platforms to read interesting content.

Jo is a freelance writer and mum of two, living in Somerset. I have yet to get the hang of the whole 'having a blogging niche' thing, so expect random musings on everything from my teenage pregnancy experiences to car air fresheners. Do a search now if you like, they're both there.


www.slummysinglemummy.com/



Thursday December 12th

This month we will be joined by 'The Social Giraffe', Katie Cooper and Linda Meek will be giving an informative and knowledgeable presentation on .....

Building a Social Media Strategy

Social media isn’t a one-way marketing channel. It’s a conversational space and only sociable brands will succeed. By adding value and building relationships you establish trust with your target audience and turn people not just into one-time customers but into loyal brand ambassadors. But how do you go about doing this?

It’s crucial to share the right content and have the right conversations in the right way. But it can be hard to know where to start. Knowing what to share, what to say and how to say it can be daunting. The Social Giraffe will help you take the first steps in building a social media strategy for your business.



www.thesocialgiraffe.co.uk/


Thursday 19th December

This month, for our Christmas meeting, not only do you get a great presentation, fabulous networking and delicious refreshments but you also get a chance to dig our those Christmas jumpers and wear them for the meeting. Don't forget to bring your business cards to share!

We will be joined by Claire Whittaker from Your Launch Pad to Happiness who will be giving us a great presentation all about.....

Goal Mapping

Every area of any organisation or group needs to be goal-oriented for success and Goal Mapping is the most powerful way for you and your people to turn your business goals, aims and targets into realities.

Unlock the potential of your people In these fast-moving times, the most successful organisations will be those that are purpose-driven and principle-led and which, through genuine care, develop their people into authentic leaders.

The qualities of an authentic leader are the qualities of success. They are the qualities that produce successful teams, successful departments, successful cultures, and successful organisations.

Goal Mapping is the first module in a series of workshops that together form Brian Mayne's Authentic Leadership Path. The Authentic Leadership Path helps people to develop the empowering mindsets, winning attitudes and effective habits that create individual, team and organisational success.

www.yourlaunchpadtohappiness.com/