Virtual air bridge to Woking

Even as the government announces which countries England includes in its #airbridges list, @BNIWoking continues to have easy access to virtual air bridges with professionals outside the UK. This week the team welcomed #LauraVanaga, a public speaking coach from Latvia, as well as a return visit by Human Resources specialist, @KarenDolan. It certainly added some … Read more

Sitting pretty

It would seem that the world is coming out of lockdown looking a lot prettier than it did at the beginning of the year – and some of the @BNIWoking team have played their part in making that happen. Rowland Belcher of @BrightlightSolutions and his team have been recently had to fit more garden lights … Read more

Advice for planning your 60 seconds

Step 1 – The Opening (10 seconds) Sounds obvious but start with your name and the name of your business, then follow with something to catch peoples attention – a quote, a stat, a question – Mix it up each week Step 2 – Your Introduction (15 seconds) Highlight what makes you special, unique and … Read more

Don’t stand still

In a feature presentation by Business Coach, Colin Mclachlan @ChrysalisPartners, warned that the current uncertain situation we’re all in is no reason for businesses to stand still. “Businesses need to adapt and grow to survive! The focus of all businesses must be to continually attract new customers and retain existing and recommended that the key … Read more

Takeaways to take in

Updates from members and visitors at weekly @BNIWoking meetings often provide a useful heads up on the news and this week there were a number of take-aways on the property market. This included news that the property market is beginning to show signs of revival. According to Chris Winser @WinserCharteredSurveyors: “Estate agents are saying that … Read more

Practical Steps to be ready to bounce back…

Some great advice from the Business Coach in our group – Colin McLachlan of Chrysalis Partners Prepare Create a safe environment for employees – offer training How will visitors/customers perceive your working conditions? Check on employee welfare – communicate often, return to work options & offer training Communicate to your customers/clients Think about the content! … Read more

Virtual room reports some real recovery

It’s more than wishful thinking – businesses are coming back to life. Perhaps happiest of all is flooring contractor Ryan Ford, whose company @ldfflooring, has severely restricted by the lockdown, was finally able to receive a carpet and install it for a client. Many @BNIWoking members, sharing their weekly updates over #zoom, continue to focus … Read more