WPCC Business Breakfast 7th May 2013 : Rendezvous, Weymouth
On a beautiful early Summer morning, over 65 members of the Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce met at the Rendezvous Weymouth for the monthly business breakfast. The breakfast was opened by Anna Maria Geare, organiser of the Breakfast who thanked everyone for attending and introduced the first speaker, Mr Nigel Reeve of Marketing West, Winner of the Open 4 Business Dorset 2013 Business of the year addressing the issue of “Growing you own Business”. www.marketingwest.co.uk
Mr Reeve highlighted 5 Top Tips which could help any business in the area of Marketing.
Identify your customers – get to know who they are
Develop your Product – is it was your customers want
Timing is critical for any product placement
Competitive pricing – will your customers pay for your product – is it “worth” it.
SHOUT about it – tell everyone about your product / service
The second speaker was Andy Cooke of Getaway Digital/BeSocial Ltd who also spoke to the breakfast group about how to Grow your Business using Facebook and Social Media platforms. More information can be found at www.besocialuk.com . Mr Cooke introduced a new Facebook system which will help to identify business through customer searches using the local “Facebook Graph Search” learn more about it here :
Mark Blunden, President of WPCC then highlighted key events coming up over the next few weeks :
WPCC Annual Dinner Dance 11th May at Rembrandt Hotel Weymouth – Tickets available from Ali Cocks firstname.lastname@example.org or more info at www.wpchamber.co.uk
Venus Women in Business Awards 2013 – Finalists include WPCC members : Sophie Kermani Jibet from the Dining Rooms for Small Business Award, Julie Cleaver of Popcorn Marketing for Home Based Business Award and Nikki Walker of Blondz / Professional Hairdressing Training for Employer Award and Elaine Wilkins Princecroft Willis for Networker of the Year Award. Awards Ceremony takes place on 5th June in Bournemouth
The next business breakfast will be held on 4th June book in the normal way via Anna Maria Geare at email@example.com.
The next Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce “Break Net Speed” Breakfast will be held at Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester on 25th June please book at www.wpchamber.co.uk