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by Jo Shaer, on September 27, 2015

Are you a Woman In Business in Billericay?Would you like to connect with other business professionals in your area? Do you find weekly breakfast networking almost impossible to fit into …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 18, 2015

The problem with being part of a networking franchise like Women In Business Network (WIBN) is that you don't have a lot of control over what goes onto the main …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 6, 2015

The problem with being part of a networking franchise like BNI is that you don't have a lot of control over what goes onto the main website about your particular …

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Topics:Facebookwomen in businessLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on March 24, 2014

The March/April 2014 edition of the FSB's The Voice Essex is a spotlight on women in business in the UK. The front page trumpets that there are around 860,000 SMEs …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 23, 2014

On the most recent edition of Dragon's Den on the BBC, there was a business woman dressed very smartly and doing a fantastic pitch for investment. But the camera seemed …

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by Jo Shaer, on December 19, 2013

Further to my post on late payment problems, I read an article in the FSB's Network Magazine by Philip King, the Chief Executive of the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) …

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by Jo Shaer, on December 12, 2013

Who Do You Think You Are? is a programme on BBC1 which helps celebrities to trace their roots and this week's episode was particularly fascinating for those of us who …

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by Jo Shaer, on October 29, 2013

Successful Business Women Help Each Other I'm part of an organisation where successful business women help each other. it's called the Women In Business Network and there are five groups …

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by Jo Shaer, on September 18, 2013

I remember this piece from my childhood, it always made me smile. And, from an early age, I wanted one of those pink plastic toy typewriters. Was it Chad Valley …

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by Jo Shaer, on September 17, 2013

Software For Photo Editing Captions For PicturesAre you looking for software for photo editing? Do you want to be able to produce captions for pictures to upload to social media? …

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Topics:Facebookwomen in businessWeb Design

by Jo Shaer, on September 9, 2013

Marin Alsop made history for women in the music business last night. After her performance at the Royal Albert Hall, she said: "Quite a lot has been made of me …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 29, 2013

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by Jo Shaer, on August 24, 2013

capital letters to lower case in photoshopMy client was trying to prepare some slides in Photoshop but the lettering was all in capital letters. Yes, there were big capital letters …

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Topics:women in businessWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on August 2, 2013

Do people bounce off your website?You’ll hear some webby people talking about ‘bounce rates’. If you don’t know what that is; it means that people arrive on your website and …

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Topics:women in businessWeb DesignLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on July 26, 2013

This is a summary of a research project recently carried out by Suzi West of Harley-West Marketing & Communications. It looks at Women in UK Businesses and the success factors …

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by Jo Shaer, on June 4, 2013

Emily Wilding Davison's family Grave by johndal, on FlickrOn 4th June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison went under the railings at the Epsom Derby and collided with Anmer, the horse belonging …

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by Jo Shaer, on June 2, 2013

It's 60 years today since HM The Queen was officially made the leader of her Family Firm. She followed a traditional ceremony to please the old guard but, during her …

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by Jo Shaer, on April 26, 2013

Great video from Samantha Lawton about the benefits of Women In Business Networking Lunches. WIBN is a fantastic way to meet other businesswomen. But, as a more tangible benefit, my …

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Topics:women in businessLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on April 21, 2013

As a business owner, it's often hard to leave the office even to get a sandwich. What happens if the telephone rings and there is no one there to answer …

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Topics:women in businessSmall BusinessMobile PhonesCustomer Services

by Jo Shaer, on April 8, 2013

The average wait for settlement beyond payment terms is 43.4 days Businesses are forced to spend up to 14 days every year chasing overdue bills The average amount owed is …

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Topics:women in businessSmall BusinessWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on April 1, 2013

Now some of you might snigger at that question but, in fact, over 200 people type 'What is my Paypal address' into Google every month! So, when a client asked …

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Topics:women in businessSmall BusinessWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on March 19, 2013

Great article in this month's Waitrose magazine - which I got free with my new loyalty card - on successful business women in Food. The five women featured are: Mary …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 1, 2013

“Educate a boy, and you educate a man. Educate a girl and you educate a family.” Adelaide Hoodless (1857-1910) - Canadian social activist and founder of the Women’s Institutes Plan …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 22, 2013

Further to my post on Women in the Boardroom Quotas, I missed the announcement early in January that there was to be a vote on an EU bid for all …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 15, 2013

Really enjoyed getting together with the ladies from Women In Business Network (WIBN) in Southend today. With a full presentation on how to make the best use of Social Media …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 10, 2013

It's been an interesting couple of weeks and I hope this doesn't sound like carping but, for the small business woman, some clients can become a nightmare. And, since Spring …

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Topics:women in businessSmall BusinessWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on February 8, 2013

It was illuminating watching this presentation by Amy Cuddy on the effect of body language on your future performance. They took a variety of volunteers and asked them to assume …

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by Jo Shaer, on January 10, 2013

I've been enjoying Hilary Devey's programme on BBC2 about Women At The Top. Whilst providing half of Britain's workforce, business is still dominated by the men in grey suits and …

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by Jo Shaer, on December 14, 2012

There have been some truly scary episodes of the Dragons Den recently. Ones where you see the Dragons look horrified at the amount of savings that have been invested in …

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Topics:women in businessSmall BusinessLocal Business MarketingWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on December 12, 2012

Facebook announced today that they have updated their privacy settings in a move to allow users greater control over what they put onto the site. Users Should Understand How To …

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by Jo Shaer, on December 8, 2012

At an event with Corporate Battlefields recently, Sir Mungo Melvin gave a speech in which he talked about clarity and ensuring that there is a clear purpose and everyone knows …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 28, 2012

I can't remember if it was the BBC's WatchDog or a similar programme on Channel 5 exposing rogue builders but the ease with which unscrupulous businessmen seem to be able …

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Topics:women in businessLocal Business MarketingWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on November 23, 2012

It seems that more and more people are starting to run businesses from the comfort of their own home. But with the convenience of not having to commute to the …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 2, 2012

Amazing infographic which charts the evolution of equality for three minority groups - including women - through the ages. I have really been enjoying some of the programmes in the …

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Topics:women in businessWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on October 15, 2012

I'm coming up to the end of my second financial year and I seem to have a rather large number of outstanding invoices. The late payment of commercial debts is …

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Topics:late payment of commercial debtswomen in businessWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on October 9, 2012

It's difficult being a small business that wants to expand. It seems that at every turn, we can be thwarted by rules and regulations. One of the first that raised …

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by Jo Shaer, on October 2, 2012

Who Do You Think You Are? came up with the goods on successful business women of the past yet again last week with the story of the ancestors of William …

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