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Useful business lessons learnt on World Turtle Day – Taunton Business Network May event

May 24, 2012

“5 Point success plan – 1.  Get the facts 2. Recognise equities of all concerned 3. Realise the necessity of doing a better job everyday 4. Keep an open mind 5. Work hard” Alfred P Sloan b 23/5/1875

The Taunton Business Network event on 23/5/12 was full of contributions, conversations and connections.

Held at Mount Somerset Hotel

The event kicked off with a brilliant seminar hosted by Chris Wood of Q Social Media and Mark Evans-Martin of SEO736 – looking at the way in which social media plays a vital part in ensuring great SEO

Pre lunch drinks on the patio – a chance to enjoy the sunshine – a sunny disposition for everyone!

Our speaker Mark Leveridge spoke about how businesses need to be positive and look for opportunities to be different, to think outside the box – his example of ‘a bookshop’ ably demonstrated what can be achieved – a book shop local to me really does show what can be done – called Rossiters it has a programme of events that I would be proud of !

A big thank you for the contributions to the Most useful business lessons

  1. Listen and have fun
  2. When sharing and imparting information – question, stop and listen
  3. Stay positive
  4. Set goals – weekly
  5. Look for continuous improvement and embrace change
  6. Never ever give up – ‘touch’ your customers
  7. Marketing means you are the master of your own destiny
  8. Trust your instincts
  9. Do not procrastinate
  10. Specialise and concentrate on your core business
  11.  “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” Courtesy of Gary Player!
  12. Don’t analyse, just do it
  13. Use your database – sell to existing customers
  14. Surround your self with experts
  15. Learn to trust others
  16. Use your eyes and ears – look and listen
  17. Stick to your plan
  18. Managing projects – share the good news and don’t sit on the bad news
  19. Conversations can create connections and collaborations

Another serendipitous occurrence – 23/5/12 was World Turtle Day and  and Guy Green’s wife is an expert on turtles!

Among those who attended

Business Network (SW) Ltd
Digital Office Equipment Ltd
Egret Limited
Environmental Gain Ltd
Mark Leveridge Magic
Maunsel House
Maunsel House
Print Guy
Q Social Media Ltd
Rainbow International
RSH Copywriting
SomersetWest Businesses Against Crime
Spice Graphics
Tender Victory
The Bid Coach
The Castle Hotel
The Mount Somerset Hotel












NEXT EVENT – 27/6/2012 – FULL DETAILS and booking form to circulate.  Booking forms returned with your name on – in addition to the person who is booking!  – will earn you a free lunch for the June event!

Businesses that will generate opportunities by coming along – Air Conditioning, Architects, Art Gallery, Artists,  Balloons (Party/Promotional), Bathroom Design and Installation, Building Preservation, CCTV, Data/Disaster Recovery, Dentist, Drug Testing, Estate Agents, Fire Alarms, Fire Safety Consultants, Flooring Specialist, Food Hygiene Consultants,  Health and Safety Consultants, Heating Specialists, Hospitals/Private Hospitals, Housing Associations, Jewellers, Landscape Architects, Lighting Consultants, Maintenance Services, Manufacturing, Marquee Hire, Office Fitters, Office Equipment/Furniture, Opticians,Packaging, Paging Systems, Personal Fitness Trainers, Pharmaceutical Company, Property Development/Maintenance, Quantity Surveyors, Removals, Schools, Security Specialist, Serviced Offices, Site Investigations, Structural Engineers,,Translators, Travel Agents, Vermin Control, Water Coolers, Waste Disposal Services, Wood Preservation, Work wear. 

And any other businesses you would like to see at events!

Feel free to invite fellow decision makers – more people = more opportunities plus those people you invite who join = one months free membership!

The Business Network SW Blog has been set up for members to share opportunities, increase your profile – it is regularly updated, photo’s and images can be added, links to your website and then it is promoted using LinkedIn, Twitter and Face Book.

Finally – 2012 Dates – seminar and speaker opportunities – look here for availability – contact me to reserve your date!

“No one will ever win the battle of the sexes.  There’s too much fraternisation with the enemy”Henry Kissinger

“Politicians are people who when they see the light at the end of the tunnel go out and buy more tunnel” Sir John Quinton


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