Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Become a member of the network that means business!

"Brilliant… refreshing… it was so great I could have stayed there all day.” “An excellent network and one I always recommend.” “My top choice from the networking I do - I've had more leads from this group than any other networking groups I attend.”
These are just some of the things women said about View from the Top lunchtime networking.

Meeting on the second Wednesday of every month (except August) the Network brings together women running businesses, to support each other, buy and sell, learn something and explore ways of collaborating. But make no mistake, this network is not just another talking shop, it is an opportunity to do business with other women. Bring your business cards, take away information and samples. All women are welcome, whatever your business.

From April 2008 we are asking participants to consider paying £5/month membership fee (on standing order) to help to support, sustain and develop the Network. Network Members receive a number of immediate benefits which will increase with the growing membership. These are:

1. If you are a member and you advance book to attend the Network meeting, your name and a link to your website will appear in a special section of the emails sent to promote the meeting. At least one mailing goes out per month to nearly 500 local businesswomen and it is promoted on other sites.

2. In addition to the free business exchange table, a limited number of marketplace tables will be available for hire at Network meetings. These can be used for selling, demonstrations or information. Members get priority and reduced hire fees (£25 r/t £40).

3. As a member you can hire our gallery or meeting room at not-for-profit rates.
(eg. Gallery @ £500 r/t £600/wk. Meeting room delegate rates @ £25/head r/t £27.50)

4. Members will be entitled to use the View from the Top clubroom, available shortly.

If you decide not to become a member you can still come to the meeting. The cost for members is £10 and for non-members it's £15. So it's all the same really - except members get additional benefits and we get some regular income to use to support, sustain and develop the Network. Rest assured all monies raised through membership fees will be used for that purpose.

There is more information on the booking form You can also email me, with any questions, thoughts or comments. Or catch me at the next meeting!