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Summer networking events in Cardiff

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Summer is traditionally thought of as a time when everyone takes a break from ‘business as usual’, but it’s also a time when business owners can benefit from making more connections.

The good news is that, generally, people have more time and energy to invest in making new connections in August and September – especially if they’ve just returned from holiday. So contrary to what you might expect, now can be a really productive time to build your network of business connections.

Here are some events taking place over the next couple of months that are open for bookings now – enjoy #connectingtogether

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Affordable Cardiff networking events this May & June

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If you’re looking to build your business connections, there’s a diverse mix of networking events taking place over May and June which offer you a great opportunity to do so. From an evening of wine and cheese with the CIPD to pizza and beer with Zokit, IoD and Cardiff Business Awards dinners to business breakfasts, there’s literally something to suit everyone – even if you’re averse to networking!

Enjoy #connectingtogether

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Spring in: Cardiff networking events this April

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“Succeeding in business is all about making connections”.

These are the words of Richard Branson, and most of us would probably agree with them and know that networking plays a really valuable role in making connections.

So now the Easter holidays are coming to an end, this list of business networking events might help.  Enjoy #connectingtogether

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Updated: Small business networking events in Cardiff this March

I first googled ‘business networking events, Cardiff’ over a year ago, while I was setting up Glew. Nowhere could I find a comprehensive list of everything taking place. The more I looked and asked around, the more events I discovered.

It wasn’t easy to keep up or decide between them. And so I began this monthly round-up: to help you and other small business owners in Cardiff looking to build or grow business connections.
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Refresh your connections with these Cardiff Networking events

Whether your LinkedIn connections are in the 100s or 1,000s, it’s good practice to follow the advice to ‘never stop networking’.

Refreshing your connections regularly will stand you in good stead for unexpected, quieter periods of business. It’ll keep you up-to-date with current business issues, give you opportunities to contribute more widely to the local business community and could even spark some great new ideas. Continue reading Refresh your connections with these Cardiff Networking events

How to focus your marketing strategy this year

If one of your resolutions this year is to have more of a strategy when it comes to marketing your small business, you’re not alone.

A recent survey by Salesforce found the biggest challenges to UK SMEs were ‘generating sales’ and ‘marketing’ – in that order. Ironically, due to the pressure to attract new business, marketing is often pushed down the list. Continue reading How to focus your marketing strategy this year

Pre-Christmas networking in Cardiff

Cardiff may have officially stepped into Christmas last Thursday, but 2017 isn’t over yet. There are still some great networking opportunities over the next few weeks to help you build new business connections and start 2018 off on the right foot.

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Networkfest: Cardiff’s business line up for October

Oktoberfest aside, business events are where the real hustle and bustle will be this October. Here’s a round-up of the free and low-cost events taking place across the capital.

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Affordable networking events in Cardiff this September

Cardiff Autumn networking

If you’re like many of the business owners I talk to, you know you should be networking. You might have been meaning to go along to some events for a while, but there’s just never enough time, the events seem costly, or something always seems to come up.  Continue reading Affordable networking events in Cardiff this September

Misconceptions about marketing small businesses

Common marketing misconceptions

This year has already seen the establishment of over 350,000 new businesses. That’s not a typo. The majority of start-ups and small businesses understand the importance of marketing in helping them to stand out from the crowd. But many have a few misconceptions about it that can prevent them from growing their business in the direction they want to go.  Continue reading Misconceptions about marketing small businesses